I think he should leave it in the rain for a while. I might get interested.
But seriously, this is another of those converted 300GD panel vans. There are a good number of them in SA.
I think i have had three or four of them over the years, and would love to find one that is not converted
So whats your advise buying ones fitst G? Pay a bit more for a reay to ride vehicle or spend money on repairs. For instance, velocity cars are advertising a g300 for R600 000. 32000 km. That vehicle has been discussed on this forum plenty of times. Or would you rather ho gor the g350 with with 100 000 plus km from monte carlo car sales?
i envy the choice you will have to make. I am not you and so my personal taste is probably irrelevant, but whatever you do, if you get the same " koors" as the rest of us then you will forgive whichever one you choose, if it has faults.
But thanks for asking anyway. Personally, I would go for the cleanest, best Prof I could find.
I will go for a G that has been loved regardless age and kms, but not one abused like this one. Its not always just about money. If the previous owner/s did not made an effort to keep a vehicle in good condition then you start to wonder how deep the neglect go. Did they service and changed engine oil and other fluids on a regular basis? What is the condition of the brake system? Was the powersteering fluid and filter changed? Did the front diff pinion bearing failed due to lack of maintenance or was the G abused on extreme 4x4 routes? Why is the heater controls removed? Maybe a lot of other not so visible parts also missing? Cost to source and replace to get it back to an acceptable level might be way more than the "bargain" price.
I love taking on projects but when starting to ask questions and you get sarcastic answers, then I walk away.
My personal choice is to stay clear of the newer G's with all the electronics. In my humble opinion they will not last 30 years or more as my current old 1982 300GD, due to electronics failing and becoming to expensive to replace.