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Lightbulb Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen celebrating 30 years

Filed under: Time Warp, SUVs, Etc., Mercedes-Benz

Click image above for a high-res gallery of Mercedes-Benz's timeless G-Wagen

The Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen has been with us for thirty years, and it has gone from military roots to plaything of the image conscious. First offered to the public in 1979, the G-Wagen has been continually refined over its run, and is still mostly hand-built. The details have changed, there have been two rounds of revisions, but the look has remained unmistakeable for the entirety of the model's run. A G-class has never been cheap, and it remains a pricey and utterly capable go-anywhere vehicle. Unfortunate, then, that many only see use as any old car would, never locking a differential. The GL-class was supposed to replace the Geländewagen, but it just ain't the same, so luckily, we get both. Carry on. Reminisce with the high-res gallery below and then check out the press release after the jump.

Gallery: 30 Years of the GWagen

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