Visit to the Salonika factory (pictures)
 
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These are pictures that I took during my visit in early 2003 to the ELBO factory in Salonika, Greece
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At the moment, the Salonika factory has a 2 ½ year contract for the supply to the Greek army of 2,500 G-Wagens, which will make the total made in Greece some 8-9,000 units since assembly started a few years back.
 
ELBO
ELBO is a private Greek company licensed by Mercedes-Benz to manufacture the G-Wagen for the Greek and Cypriot armies. It is currently the only other location where the G-Wagen is made, apart from the Graz (Austria) factory.
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All the Greek army G-Wagens are Mercedes badged. The first versions of the G-Wagen made in Salonika were of the 462 series 240 GD, fitted with the very sluggish 2,4 litre 4 cylinder diesel with 72 BHP and a 4 speed manual gearbox.
 
 
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Post 1990 orders are of the naturally-aspirated 290 GD with 94 BHP and still manual.
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Small badge reads "ELBO, S.A. Licence Daimler-Benz AG"
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For ease of operation and to prevent costly repairs, neither front- nor rear diff-locks are specified for Greek G-Wagens!
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Additionally, ELBO is currently supplying 250 RHD G-Wagens to the Cypriot army. In this case is a SWB soft top desert spec (somehow ressembling the UK SAS supplied Pink Panther Land Rovers)
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The engines are fully assembled in-house. The chassis, wiring loom and many body parts are either made in the ELBO factory or locally sourced.
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But the current contract specifies the 290 GD mated to the 4-speed auto gearbox.
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Unlike the Greek version, the Cypriot G-Wagen comes with hydraulically lockable rear differential
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Interior and exterior of the Cypriot army spec G-Wagen (RHD, of course)
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