1966 Mercedes Unimog truck for saleFebruary 26, 2020
As part of the auction, an old copy of the German Mercedes Unimog truck will be sold. The car came off the assembly line in 1966. For all the time, $ 50,000 was spent on restoration
Since 1951, Mercedes-Benz has been manufacturing its legendary Unimog truck. It’s hard to believe that Unimog first appeared with an open cab, with the same size wheels and a switchable front-wheel drive – such a simple set of functions compared to those that are available to this car now.
Originally developed after World War II for agricultural use and as a self-propelled vehicle, its capabilities soon expanded to fulfill other functions. And these other roles included the transportation of much smaller vehicles, such as cars.
This particular instance of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog Car Hauler truck was released back in 1966 – this is a kind of “time capsule”. The truck traveled in time, both figuratively and figuratively.
This particular Unimog has a complete list of entries in his service book, from the moment he got off the assembly line in Germany until he spent some time in Belgium and then moved to the United States in 2001 until he became part of the collection of antiquarian lover Gerard Schnurer in 2008.
This particular instance of Unimog went through an extensive restoration process, whose budget exceeded $ 50,000. The machine is equipped with a 5.7-liter six-cylinder diesel engine rated at 80 horsepower. There are also drum brakes and a four-speed manual gearbox.
The wheels extend hydraulically from under the truck bed, allowing the bed to be lowered to the ground. This allows you to load the car onto a loading platform without using ramps. After the transported car is loaded and fixed in the back of the truck, the platform can again be lifted into place.
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