Expedition Motor Company has just completed a new custom restoration: The Red Wolf. And it is pretty impressive. The newly restored 1990 Rubellite Red Mercedes-Benz 250GD Wolf adds to the company’s series of vintage G-Wagon builds. It is a perfect union between the classic SUV and modern innovation. And the result is perhaps one of the coolest and most capable G-Wagons we’ve seen.
Expedition put over one thousand hours into restoring the new red Wolf truck, and it shows. This G-Wagon has the luxury, capability, and classic Benz elegance and performance.
“Our 250GD G-Wagon restorations are amazingly versatile, and Expedition Motor Company’s new 1990 Rubellite 250GD rig is no exception,” said Expedition Motor Company Founder Alex Levin. “A vintage G-Wagon looks sharp just about anywhere it goes, and quickly sets itself apart from some of the other classic vintage trucks that have been commonly acquired by enthusiasts. Whether clients are in the city or out adventuring in the mountains or beaches, our trucks feature more modern capabilities in a sophisticated rig that immediately commands respect out on the road wherever it goes.”
Under the hood, the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 250GD Wolf is powered by a durable 0M602 diesel engine mated to a 5-speed 711.117 manual transmission. The result is a tough powerhouse that turns this former military machine into a peerless adventure rig.
One standout in Expedition’s build is the attention to those M-B details. Inside, the interior is finished with easy to clean brown vinyl-covered seats and doors complemented with bright orange stitching. And the sleek, simple dashboard is period-correct. But the upgrades are new and fit effortlessly; brand-new Vintage Air HVAC system, modern entertainment system with Bluetooth, USB, and device plug-in features.
The frame of this Rubellite 250GD Wolf maintains its crisp, distinctive aesthetic by incorporating the iconic fold-down windshield and 2-door convertible/cabriolet soft-top body configuration.
You can see the painstaking work that went into this build. The 1990 Benz underwent a thorough build process. Everything was taken apart and stripped down to bare metal. All components were completely restored, including the transmission, brakes, suspension and steering to ensure every part of the vehicle meets–even surpasses–modern-day standards. Naturally, the Red Wolf dons a rich Rubellite red exterior paint scheme.
With quality craftsmanship, the ’90 G-Wagon was rebuilt with purpose. It can tackle any terrain, making this one of the sleekest, sexiest off-roading rigs we’ve seen.