Ex-military G-Wagen converted into home on the road

Published: 30 April 2020

► A very tough campervan
► Merc G-wagen conversion
► Ex-Swiss army camper 

An ex-military Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen has been converted into a custom motorhome, and it's raising eyebrows for all the right reasons.

The Puch-badged 1993 230GE you're ogling was given the motorhome treatment by Lorinser, a German tuning company which specialises in Mercs.

Its military underpinnings have been replaced with useful live-on-the-road features, making the G-Wagen a capable remote-area tourer that doubles as portable digs.

Said features include a bed, microwave, a sink with running water, and a water tank.

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Plus, the vehicle is equipped with rechargeable batteries to ensure electronics remain functional when off the grid - fed by solar panels.

The G is powered by a 2.3-litre, four-cylinder engine allegedly capable of 114bhp, which runs through a four-speed auto. There's said to be 55,000 miles on the odometer, since it was first registered in 1993.

The G-Wagen started its life in 1993 as a military rig for the Swiss army.

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This article originally appeared on whichcar.com.au