1984 Puch (Mercedes) 230GE


5% commission ($7,500 max) to be paid by Buyer only upon the successful purchase of the vehicle.

SKU: 1984PUC230GE010424 Categories: , Tags: , , , ,

Location: Victoria, VA

Why It’s Curated: This Puch 230GE for sale was originally a Swiss Government / Military vehicle that was imported to Florida in October 2022 (now in Virginia). This is a highly original vehicle in its fabulous green exterior and tan interior with cloth checkered seats that are simply period correct perfect. This version has a 2.3L inline 4 cylinder, 4-speed manual, 2 differential locks, a trailer hitch with an air brake system, and has service records dating back decades to 1984. We are big fans of early G-Wagens and would love to roll in this one. Check out the new off road spec tires in the gallery that improved its looks in our humble opinion from the silver steelies.

For those that don’t know why some G-Wagens were branded as Puch and others Mercedes, they were in fact built in the same factory. However, in the agreement between Daimler-Benz AG and Steyr-Daimler-Puch it stipulated that G-Wagens sold in Austria, Switzerland, Yugoslavia and other select countries were called Puch and elsewhere as Mercedes-Benz. Perhaps surprisingly, the reason that they did this was due to Puch’s reputation for its off road vehicles, the Haflinger and Pinzgauer, and having the Puch name in these countries would be considered beneficial over the Mercedes-Benz brand.


  • Year: 1984
  • Make: Puch
  • Model: 230GE
  • Drive: 4×4
  • Miles: 96,500 Miles (odometer shows 55,402 km)
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4-speed Manual
  • Engine: 2.3L Inline 4 Cylinder
  • Exterior Color: Green
  • Interior Color: Tan
  • VIN: 46023917900547
  • Title: Clean (Florida)

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Details & Upgrades:

  • Original patina and unmodified aside from new tires and newly powder coated wheels
  • Service records date back to 1984 (see pictures)
  • Former Swiss Government / Military vehicle
  • Fuel Injected 2.3L Inline 4 Cylinder
  • 2 differential locks
  • Trailer hitch with air brake system
  • Minor rust on rocker panels
  • Imported in October 2022
  • Recent maintenance prior to import: Rear differential replaced with a used unitTiming chain and tensioner replaced
  • Needs: Fuel gauge is inoperable

5% commission ($7,500 max) to be paid by Buyer only upon the successful purchase of the vehicle.

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Will it pass smog in California Justin asked on January 30, 2024

We've had a few questions re: the Puch and its registration in California. The seller does not know given their location on the East Coast. Regarding the regulations, I would recommend visiting a few CA specific sites on this topic, including: https://www.bar.ca.gov/consumer/smog-check-program/faq#:~:text=Gasolinepoweredvehicleshybridvehicles,ofownershipSmogCheck.

Hopeful that you find this helpful.

/Erik @ Curated Bid

Erik Pavelka answered on January 30, 2024 store manager
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Hi - I’d like to drive this and see how it is. Are parts difficult to find? Gabriel Fuenmayor asked on January 11, 2024

We will contact you directly regarding the test drive. And, our understanding is that Mercedes does a very good job at supporting its classic vehicles. Given that this Puch / Mercedes was never sold in tHe US, you may need to obtain parts from other markets like Europe, but it's our understanding that parts are generally available.

/Erik @ CuratedBid

erikcuratedbidcom answered on January 11, 2024 store manager
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