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The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo)

In total, only three streamlined Mercedes G 600TEs were built, but only one car received a 6.0-liter V8. The off-roader has manual control, because it was created for the driver with a disability.

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A unique 1988 Mercedes-Benz G 600TE is on sale in Switzerland. This is the rarest and most non-standard version of the Gelendvagen. Details of the car were revealed on the Classic Driver website.

The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo)

The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo )

It's hard to even recognize the Mercedes-Benz G-Class in this car. The fact is that the SUV was built for the Paris-Dakar rally and they decided to replace the traditional angular body with a more streamlined one. All body panels are made of lightweight fiberglass.

The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo )

The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo)

In total, three such cars were built in 1988, and only two of them have come down to us. However, only this SUV received a huge 6.0-liter V8 with a capacity of 331 hp. With. – it was the first ever eight-cylinder Gelendvagen.

The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo)

The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo)

In addition, Gelendvagen tuning includes reinforced axles and a 450-liter gas tank, because huge distances are covered in the rally. Another interesting feature of the Mercedes G 600TE is fully manual control, the car has no pedals.

The fact is that the SUV was prepared for the racer Clay Regazzoni, who in 1980 had a severe accident in Formula 1 and has since been in a wheelchair. In the Paris-Dakar rally, he was also unlucky – the SUV rolled over and had to wait several hours for help in the desert.

The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo)

The rarest and most unusual Gelendvagen discovered (photo)

< p> Clay Regazzoni repaired the car and kept it until his death in 2006. For a long time nothing was heard about the car, but now the rider's relatives decided to sell it.