“Steel Beauties” from Lorinser

“Steel Beauties” from Lorinser

Posted 09 January, 2020 at 10:30

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine

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Lorinser presents army G-Class vehicles in original condition

Ex-military Mercedes G-Class vehicles are very popular with off-road enthusiasts. In addition to the German Army, the Swiss Army is also a reliable supplier of these vehicles. For a long time, they went under the name of “Puch” there. Customers who are not quite sure about the usual military vehicle dealers can buy a Swiss Army Puch G from tuning and classic car specialist Lorinser. The company in Waiblingen/Germany is one of only 46 car dealerships in the country allowed to use the title of “Mercedes-Classic Partner”.

Lorinser offers numerous Puch G with long wheelbase, three doors, eight seats and a soft top as well as several vehicles with hard top and four seats. Depending on condition, mileage (45,000 to 202,000 km) and model year (1990 to 1996), prices range from €15,200 to €19,500. All vehicles are equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission and a 2297 ccm four-cylinder gasoline engine. The soft-top versions feature folding rear seat benches positioned lengthwise. The hard-top models are equipped with a metal table and shelves as well as two individual seats with armrests in the rear. The seats are covered in robust leatherette in olive green or black. For optimum off-road performance, all Puch G from Lorinser are equipped with a rear differential lock in addition to the all-wheel drive. A small off-road tuning package can be added on request: For €4,000, customers can enjoy 16-inch Dotz off-road rims and all-terrain tires as well as fender flares.

Still not cool and smart enough? As an alternative, Lorinser also offers an extravagant Restomond based on the Puch G. It is the perfect solution for anyone who loves purist off-road vehicles but is not too fond of the used look and camouflage paint. Here, Lorinser fully refurbishes the body of the soft-top Puch G and paints it in striking colors such as light ivory, green-gray, sand yellow, Arab gray or canyon beige. This G is not merely a status symbol, though, but still a powerful workhorse, as highlighted by modern extras such as LED work lights, a modern cable winch and a 3.5-ton towbar. 16-inch Dotz off-road rims with all-terrain tires, a radio and the completely redesigned seating with Lorinser logo on the headrests complete the perfect package. To ensure that this classic car will be fun to drive for many more decades, the experts additionally blast the underbody with dry ice and then meticulously apply underseal. Prices for a complete vehicle depend on mileage and age and start at just under €50,000.

Details and order addresses at www.sportservice.lorinser.com.

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