Mercedes V8 Unimog

UniMog

Anyone else wondering what a Unimog is? If you are, like I was, I’ll do the Wiki-ing for you…

The name Unimog is pronounced [ˈuːnɪmɔk] in German and is an acronym for the GermanUNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, Gerät being the German word for machine or device.

The more you know, hey? This Mercedes Unimog (we can pretend we knew what that meant all along now) was bought sight unseen, with what turned out to be a blown motor. The owner sees to break it down from it’s ex-military looking guise, throw an assortment of parts and fabrication at it (over the course of 2 rebuilds), and ends up with a mud-ready 347ci Ford V8-powered off road assault vehicle, perfect climbing steep trails, dashing through the now snow, or being covered in sweet, glorious, dirty mud. All this while seating 5 people in open-air (somewhat) comfort.

Thanks to Chris for submitting. Click here for more off road builds.

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2 Responses to “Mercedes V8 Unimog”

  1. fwolf says:

    Well, at least I do NOT need to pretend what a Unimog is. Shame on you for not knowing thou! The offroad unimog is the best workhorse for getting things done – Jeep + similar “offroad cars” totally suck ass compared with that nasty … monster ;)

    Also see over here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jjs61GYgQc
    (and learn German!) ;)

    cu, w0lf.

  2. Richard says:

    Yeah, I’ve known what a Unimog is for years. And wanted one just about as long. Didn’t Malcolm Douglas have a Unimog at one stage? Always loved the engineering behind them, what with that articulated chassis and all the extra bits you could get, snowplow/backhoe/stump grinder/forklift and a ton more!

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