Rare all-terrain vehicle Mercedes-Benz, locked for 37 years, will be sold at auction

Rare all-terrain vehicle Mercedes-Benz, locked for 37 years, will be sold at auction

August 31, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Auction house Bonhams will auction a rare Mercedes-Benz Unimog. This was announced on Monday, August 31st, by the company’s press service.

The all-terrain vehicle, which was intended for the needs of the German troops, stood idle in the garage for 37 years, for this very reason it was preserved in the factory state. They are going to bail out 50,000 – 70,000 euros for the car.

The Unimog that appeared on the market belongs to the 406 series, shown in 1963 and produced until 1988. The variation is called 406.145 Doppel Kabine and is quite rare due to the limited edition of 353 copies.

This SUV, which has a 5.7-liter 6-cylinder OM32 diesel engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, was received by the military in 1974, who operated it until 1980, and after that the all-terrain vehicle was commissioned and left in the hangar.

The car was reopened only in 2017, at the same time it received a couple of TÜV certification documents: one allows driving on public roads, and the second assigns the status of a collection car.