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Looking for oldest G-Wagon in South Africa

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It would be nice to determine the oldest G in South Africa - best way to verfiy it is using last 6 digits of the vin number as this number increases monotonically as each chassis leaves or enters the production line.
Anyone with a candidate vehicle ?
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Re: Looking for oldest G in SA

It will probably be Theo's 1979 cabrio. Isn't it the year the G was officially launched.

My vin number is 46023917901743.

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Re: Looking for oldest G in SA

Anton, yours is obviously a PUCH Vin number - in fact the Puch numbers work slightly differently to the Merc Vin numbers in that there is a 9 in the sixth last digit. They were also serialized separately to the Merc badged vehicles.

Your Vin number was not recognized by the Merc EPC so I cannot give you a delivery date . ( BTW the EPC did recognize PUCH numbers in the past , they might have removed that capability now )

Have you got Theo's Vin no?
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Re: Looking for oldest G in SA

Sorry, don't have it. Thought he gave his VIN somewhere on the forum, but could find it. Give him a PM.
 

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Re: Looking for oldest G in SA

Those are 82 G's approaching 30 years , looking for one's with ident numbers ( last 6 digits of Vin ) in the low 1000's

46032327022944 12/3/1982
46033227023175 16/3/1982

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WDB46033327077078 - No delivery date for that one on EPCNET looks like about 1990 ( from order number ) . Also for interest its not a RSA dealer import
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Not the oldest but my cab is 10688. I think it is Oct 1980. Either way it is without doubt the nicest G in the country. cough cough.

And I think Johan Roodt's cab is a digit away from mine - waar's jy Johan?
 

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Andrew said:
Not the oldest but my cab is 10688. I think it is Oct 1980. Either way it is without doubt the nicest G in the country. cough cough.

And I think Johan Roodt's cab is a digit away from mine - waar's jy Johan?
Hi,
This is a very nice topic! My cab's number is 10692. Andrew our two definitely know each other for a very long time!
 

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Looks like so far I am winning. I found no 000519. :p

It is a 240GD LHD Cabrio with the following complete Vin No.
WDB460 310 17 000519

Peter could you possibly find out more? ie. date of manufacture ...

It is being used as it was supposed to and at the same time being restored. It definately looke very nice still.
 

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Looks like so far I am winning. I found no 000519. :p

It is a 240GD LHD Cabrio with the following complete Vin No.
WDB460 310 17 000519

Peter could you possibly find out more? ie. date of manufacture ...

It is being used as it was supposed to and at the same time being restored. It definately looke very nice still.
We dont believe you.
 

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No date on datacard - it certainly is a 1979 model as ident 3181 was end Jan 1980. Lets see a photo.



Engine number ... 616936 10 000154 Front axle 1 .... 730301 17 000685
Sales des. ...... 240GD244-4 Front axle 2 ....
Order number .... 6 - 200 00294 Rear axle 1 ..... 741503 17 500643
Production order Rear axle 2 .....
Transmission .... 711200 10 096544 Cab ............. 460513 10
Transfer case ... 750600 10 000571 Platform ........
Power take-off .. VIN .............
Front tire 1 .... Trailer hitch ...
Front tire 2 .... Steering ........ 760206 10 009356
Rear tire 1 ..... Equipment .......
Rear tire 2 ..... Paint/code 1 .... 1681
Heater .......... Paint/code 2 ....
Rims ............ SUEDRAD Paint/code 3 ....
Lamps ........... Paint/code 4 ....
Windshield wipers Paint/code 5 ....
Cable winch ..... Door lock .......
Speed. corr. .... Steering lock ...
Transmission lock
Tank lock .......
Retarder ........


SA codes:

1681 No code designation available
A70 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK, FRONT AXLE
A71 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK, REAR AXLE
C70 REAR TWO-PIECE BUMPER
E40 TRAILER PLUG SOCKET,7-POLE
E68 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA INCL. 6 SPEAKERS
F66 LOCKABLE GLOVE COMPARTMENT
G75 SPEEDOMETER ADAPTER
J33 CLOCK
J34 TRIP ODOMETER IN SPEEDOMETER
K40 TANK LOCK
L12 HALOGEN HEADLAMPS
L16 HALOGEN FOG LAMPS
L18 REAR FOG LAMP
M74 No code designation available
Q53 BALL-TYPE TRAILER HITCH, LOW
R69 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER, SWIVEL TYPE
S30 No code designation available
S32 No code designation available
S55 No code designation available
S64 No code designation available
V18 INTERIOR TRIM IN BLACK
V22 No code designation available
V34 No code designation available
V47 No code designation available
X30 VEHICLE REGISTRATION BOOK
Y10 No code designation available
Y44 No code designation available


SA numbers:

15 012220/15 SHORT-RANGE INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION
26 028020/02 SHIFT LEVER BOOT,FLUSH MOUNTED
28 028020/02 SHIFT LEVER BOOT,FLUSH MOUNTED
31 028001/06 TRAILER COUPLING
33 020162/04 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK (AXLES SEE UNIT MICROFICHE NO.1106)
33 020162/05 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK (AXLES SEE UNIT MICROFICHE NO.1106)
33 020181/07 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK CONTROL
35 020162/04 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK (AXLES SEE UNIT MICROFICHE NO.1106)
35 020162/05 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK (AXLES SEE UNIT MICROFICHE NO.1106)
35 020181/07 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK CONTROL
40 059001/01 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER, SWIVELLING
47 020178/01 TANK FILLER CAP LOCKABLE
52 020177/01 ENGINE PROTECTION PLATE
52 020180/01 REAR BUMPER
54 020182/03 DIFFERENTIAL LOCK ELECTRIC CONTROL
54 028002/01 CLOCK
54 028006/01 SPEEDOMETER WITH TRIP ODOMETER READING IN KILOMETERS
54 028009/01 TRAILER PLUG SOCKET
68 059008/01 GLOVE COMPARTMENT
68 059012/02 FLOORING
68 059012/04 FLOORING
68 059014/01 INSTRUMENT PANEL
68 059018/02 RADIO INSTALLATION
69 059007/01 SAFETY BELTS
69 059011/05 SIDE PANELLING
69 059012/02 FLOORING
69 059012/04 FLOORING
72 059010/01 DOOR COVERING, UPGRADED TRIM
73 059010/01 DOOR COVERING, UPGRADED TRIM
74 059001/01 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER, SWIVELLING
74 059010/01 DOOR COVERING, UPGRADED TRIM
75 059001/01 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER, SWIVELLING
75 059010/01 DOOR COVERING, UPGRADED TRIM
79 059001/01 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER, SWIVELLING
81 059011/05 SIDE PANELLING
82 028002/01 CLOCK
82 059002/01 HEADLAMPS
82 059003/01 REAR FOGLAMP
82 059005/01 FOGLAMPS
82 059017/01 ANTENNA
82 059018/02 RADIO INSTALLATION
83 059012/02 FLOORING
83 059012/04 FLOORING
86 059007/01 SAFETY BELTS
88 059017/01 ANTENNA
89 059001/01 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER, SWIVELLING
91 059000/01 FOLDING REAR SEAT
91 059013/01 HEADREST
92 059000/01 FOLDING REAR SEAT
92 059013/01 HEADREST
97 059011/05 SIDE PANELLING
97 059013/01 HEADREST
 

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Thanks for the quick response,
Pity we cannot get an exact manufacturing date.

These photos are the best I have for now and were taken in 2010.
 

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Thanks for the quick response,
Pity we cannot get an exact manufacturing date.

These photos are the best I have for now and were taken in 2010.

Ok I spoke with the judges and they say that I am winning because:

2010 minus 1979 = 31 years
2012 minus 1980 = 32 years

But seriously I would love to know how much of that vehicle they changed in the next 10 years because they discovered stuff they were not happy with. For example the outboard front axle housing seals used to be near the centre portion and the propshafts used to be 6 hole flanges etc.
 

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There must have been lots of small changes along the way - I mean there are 3 different starter motors ( all bosch ) for the W460 300GD for example, I guess its called "progress"
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Thanks for the quick response,
Pity we cannot get an exact manufacturing date.

These photos are the best I have for now and were taken in 2010.
One needs to preserve ones that that as the genuine cabrio's are quite scarce .

It came out of factory with 90mm propshaft flanges but the front axle as least is the "later " type, like most of the ones in RSA from the early 80's.
Peter