Mercedes Unimog

Since owning, and using to the limits, a Series IIa 88 Land Rover I have loved off-roading. A lovely summers evening after work I would pop out and grab one of the boys and a disposable BBQ before meeting up with a couple more 4×4’s (Suzuki SJ’s, Rage Rover Classics, Jeep TJ’s, various other Land Rovers and Nissan Patrols) and heading out down our favourite Green Lane stopping of at the highest point on our trail to drop the tail gate and spark up the BBQ.

Why you ask am I painting a picture of such a normal trip out on the green lanes? Well all these memories came flooding back to me when I saw on PistonHeads that the Unimog was celebrating its 60th birthday this year. I had lusted after this amazing 4×4 beast ever since I had seen an all singing all dancing example doing a display at a car event I was at, the things these vehicles can do and the places they can go is amazing.

Just another vehicle on the must have list (think I need to sort out a serious savings plan if I’m going to make any kind of dent in the list :))


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