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1956 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 401

Here is something you don’t see everyday. This is the mighty 1956 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 401. Believe it or not, this is actually the third generation of the Unimog, as the Unimog 2010 ran from 1951 to 1953, and the original Unimog 70200 ran from 1949 to 1951. Powerful speed demons these were not. The 401 we are looking at today utilized the diesel OM 636 VI car engine that was factory rated at 25 horsepower and 75 ft-lb of torque. It had a manual gearbox with six forward gears and two reverse – for all those times you are pulling from both direction. This example up for sale in Belgium actually underwent a restoration and is probably one of the nicest example out there. The price? Not as crazy as you would expect.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1956 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 401 at Mecanic Import

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2004 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500

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Earlier this week I featured a 2004 Unimog U500 that was the ultimate motorsports support vehicle. Today another 2004 U500 is on the auction block that can perhaps be the ultimate utilitarian workhorse. The OM906LA diesel motor inside this truck makes 811 ft/lbs of torque that, like I said earlier, is enough torque to pull a house off its foundation. But this U500 located in Colorado offers much more than just a bunch of torque and 395(!) series tires.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500 on eBay

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2004 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500

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Usually when we feature the Unimog on this site, they are of the older variety that are used as absolute outdoor workhorses. Snowblower, construction equipment, military special forces and the list goes on. With six-figure price tags when new, these beasts were often overkill and over-budget for the majorty of the population who need work trucks. But for those who need a massive truck that offers everything and more, this U500 in Texas spec’d out with a massive box and a handful of goodies inside, this Mog should be right up your alley.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500 on eBay

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1974 Mercedes-Benz Unimog with 9,000 miles

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I love seeing the spectrum of Mogdom, from the pure work trucks, basic restorations, all the way to the all-out earth conquerers. The common thread between most, however, is that they have been redone in some fashion in their lives. Today’s gorgeous, tan 416 looks exactly how it did when it was built in 1974 – and looked exactly this way ever year in between. Having covered just over 9k miles, everything – the undercarriage, the chrome, the wood on the hydraulic tipper-bed – is perfect. It’s amazingly collector quality, yet the price is below some of the workers we’ve seen.

Click for details: 1974 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 416 on Ruyl Classics

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1983 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

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I love the Unimog for its massive capability as a work truck – but also its general insanity as a road-legal vehicle. Today’s 1983 U1500 model (square cab, short wheelbase) was restored in 2000 to the state we see today. The Gumby-green is a playful choice, with the side graphics and hilariously large tires conspiring to help this resemble a childhood toy of mine. It’s a bit of a reverse-mullet, all party up front with the color and laughable size, but serious business out back with a bed that doesn’t just dump backwards, but in three directions. Though very clean and well cared for, it’s also ready to rumble – be that in the mud, shipping yards, or apparently an odd automobile-themed birthday party, according to the pictures. The one hangup for all of that business and pleasure is a pricetag way above the usual (albeit older) Unimog’s we see.

Click for details: 1983 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1500 on eBay

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