This isn’t your normal Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. It’s literally a house on wheels with serious off-roading capability. If you’re into Overlanding and adventure, this is, quite possibly, one of your best options. Despite the highest bid reaching an impressive $152,000 on Bring A Trailer, it still failed to meet the reserve. You read that right. $152k.
What originally started out life as a standard 2017 2WD Sprinter bought new in Colorado has become a promotional vehicle for Iglhaut Allrad (hence the body decals), perhaps the world’s best aftermarket Sprinter van off-road converter. It’s been in business for 35 years. These guys know what they’re doing. This example comes powered by a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 rated at 188 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of twist. Power is routed to all four wheels via a five-speed automatic. That’s stock and Iglhaut Allrad’s modifications were extensive.
It installed a dual-range transfer case, permanent all-wheel drive with 50/50 torque distribution, three electronic locking differentials, a 4.75-inch lift kit, 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 37-inch BF Goodrich rubber, underbody protection, and a centrifugal snorkel. Other exterior add-ons include a roof rack, rear door ladder, side steps, modified wheel arches with fender flares, a receiver hitch, and a winch.
And then there’s the interior. The front seats are covered in tough black vinyl with fabric inserts but its passenger compartment that’s the real treat. An Adventure Wagon kit was installed featuring bamboo, dual roof fans, and a fold-away bed. There’s no need for a hotel (if you’re willing to ditch some creature comforts) thanks to hot water and heat system, a mini-refrigerator, swivel table and bench, portable gas stove, and an outdoor shower.
And yes, that’s a toilet in a lower cabinet. It also has its own portable power station. The last service update was completed last September so everything should be in perfect working order. With a total of just 34,000 miles on its clock, this all-out adventure rig is more than ready for its next mission. Several people felt the same as bids continued to be placed above $100k.
But, as noted above, it failed to meet the reserve price. Chances are it’ll go up for sale again but who knows if the price will be adjusted. Paying $150k on something like this is a tall order despite the low mileage and its many modifications. But if you’d be willing to forgo the traditional house for a life of adventure, this thing could be a solid deal.