Classifind Cut: 1969 Mercedes-Benz Unimog – SOLD!
December 22nd Update – Looks like it didn’t take the seller of this rare Mercedes Unimog long to find its next caretaker. With the Craigslist ad already deleted, we’re calling this one “Sold!”
Mercedes-Benz’s Unimog was originally designed by Albert Friedrich and Heinrich Rößler shortly after World War II to be used in agriculture as a self-propelled machine providing a power take-off to operate saws in forests or harvesting machines on fields. It was designed with rear-wheel drive and switchable front-wheel drive, with equal-size wheels, in order to be driven on roads at higher speeds than standard farm tractors. With their very high ground clearance and a flexible frame that is essentially a part of the suspension, Unimogs are not designed to carry as much load as regular trucks. While most examples feature a single cab housing a bench seat, we love this rare open-top 1969 Crew Cab example originally listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in South Orleans, Massachusetts (Cape Cod) as it appears to be seeing duty as the perfect beach cruiser. Offered at $24,000, that asking price appears to fall within the range of similar Unimogs sold on Bring A Trailer over the years.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Rare opportunity for a very unique vehicle.
Engine 300D Mercedes Diesel 5 cylinder turbo
Transmission Manual 6 speed, 2 reverse
Dimensions Weight 7800 lbs full fuel
Height 9 ft
Fully functional two and four wheel drive
Rare crew cab
LED lights, front/rear and undercarriage (six)
Great seats and bimini top
Full size spare on custom bed mount
Lined inside and out
17K lbs front winch
Dual fuel tanks for extended off-road reach (dual switch), approx. 80 gallon capacity
Auxiliary power outlet
Complete new brake lines all four
New heavy duty fuel pump
New glow plugs, push button, starter switch and solenoid
Rewired brake/tail lights
New exhaust with Magnaflow muffler
Reinforced auxiliary fuel tank (driver’s side)
What would you do with this Unimog? Comment below and let us know!