1990 UMM Alter II 4×4 – Sold?

Jun 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

July 13, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Suppose you’re fortunate enough to have a second home on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.  You’ve made it this far, so you want to stand out from the crowd of look-alike vintage Land Rovers and Jeep Grand Cherokees roaming the islands. What’s a Captain of Industry to do? Well, you buy an obscure, Peugeot diesel-powered, Portuguese-built, UMM Alter II such as this 1990 example originally listed in June 2021 on Craigslist in the Vineyard Haven section of Martha’s Vineyard for $16,000. Even Bring A Trailer has never auctioned one of these, so we have no way of determining whether this price is in line with the market. Then again, sixteen large is a hell of a lot less than what a typical vintage Landy or Jeep Grand Cherokee go for these days. Fun Fact: Pope John Paul II’s famous “Popemobile” was based on the five-door, long wheelbase, 1992 UMM chassis

Founded in 1977, UMM (In Portuguese: União Metalo-Mecânica) is a Portuguese metal works factory and ex-automobile manufacturer based in Lisbon, Portugal. It was founded in 1977 with the purpose of manufacturing four-wheel-drive vehicles for agricultural, industrial, and utility applications. The UMM 4×4 design is derived from a prototype created by the French engineering firm called SIMI. SIMI produced the Council, a rugged two-seater boxy-looking Landrover type of vehicle made with Hotchkiss-Jeep parts with Ferguson Diesel tractor all-wheel-drive mechanicals that itself was originally designed and built by mechanical engineer Bernard Cournil. A civilian model was called the SIMI Entrepreneur 4X4. The Cournil Entrepreneur’s building rights were acquired in the 1970s by the Portuguese company União Metalo-Mecânica, part of the Mocar group, and were renamed as UMM.

Here’s the seller’s detailed description:

“Portuguese UMM Alter II. I imported it from Lisbon in July of 2019. Registered and inspected. Doors for hardtop and soft top, two bench seats in the back seat 6. Diesel Peugeot engine. These cars are no longer being made and there are very few in the US. Four-wheel-drive, excellent off-road. Would be a great, unique island car.​”

What would you do with this Unique UMM?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Anonymous

    That orange car is ours. We own it. We don’t want you using its likeness to advertise your services. Also the photo of the two cars together is MY photo. I took it. I own it. You don’t have rights to publish it. Please remove it from your website! You must get permission first before you publish things that are not yours.

    • Guys with Rides

      First, the photograph was pulled directly from the seller of blue UMM’s Craigslist ad we first spotted earlier this summer that has since expired. Second, the photograph was not marked as copyrighted. Third, we did not claim it to be ours but REPORTED the availability of the blue vehicle based on the Craigslist ad posted. We post all of the “Craigslist Classifinds” as REPORTED finds that if anything, benefit the seller of the vehicles as we ask for nothing in compensation to do it. Consequently, what we posted is legally done under the Fair Use Provision of the U.S. Copyright Law.

      As a courtesy, we removed only the photos containing your orange UMM under the assumption the seller of the Blue UMM posted your picture on their Craigslist ad without your consent.


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