there is a WAY cheaper way to go....
just hire with the austrian army... we have g-wagen as "jeeps".... (no b/s!)
as a matter of fact the G-wagen is made by Steyr-Daimler Puch (they also make the Haflinger and Pinzgauer).
Mercedes just puts in leather seats and slap on their ordinary star... and... Yes, $50000
ps: their reputation is ... very good locked up, but suspension travel is rather limited... engines are cool, tho
'95 Stofttop, K&N, Snorkel, 4,5" SPOA, 31" BFG MT, 4,16gears, W5000 winch, skidplate, rear Rancho 9000 - other than that its bone-stock