<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052

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1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404

Sold for US$ 10,175 inc. premium
1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404
Chassis no. 404.114-02228396
Engine no. 180010052

2195 cc SOHC I-4 Gasoline Engine
Zenith 2-barrel carburetor
48 bhp at 4,200 rpm
6-Speed Manual Transmission (2 Reverse) with 4x4 and High-Low Range
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*The "Ultimate off-road vehicle"
*Ex-military troop carrier
*Very original condition
*Supplied with original tools and canvas
*Rarely seen in the US


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

To borrow a phrase from that big international package delivery company, "When you absolutely have to get there, jump - or climb - into your Mercedes-Benz-based Unimog." The name is a contraction of the German term for Universal-Motor-Great, or Universal Motor Machine. The Unimog was conceived near the end of the Second World War as a go-anywhere-anytime-over-any-and-all-terrain. It was essentially a farm tractor that was roadworthy, albeit at rather low speeds, and could accommodate more than just the driver. Their stout all-wheel-drive chassis, un-burstable engines, extremely low-geared transmissions, locking differentials, and power takeoff systems quickly generated interest in military as well as civilian circles, and they are found around the world. Unimogs of varying wheelbases and body/chassis design have been put to work in farming, fire-fighting, forestry, snow-blowing, wood chipping, even – with the proper gearing – cross-country rally racing. Modern versions have competed in the famed Paris-Dakar Raid. The former director of Mercedes' Unimog division in Gaggenau once told Automobile Magazine that "the Unimog can do anything but fly or swim." Even that was only a slight exaggeration, since this do-everything vehicle can even ford shallow rivers, thanks to its whopping 16 inches of ground clearance below the axle line, and use of what are known as Portal axles, whereby power is delivered to the wheels via an additional enclosed gear-set at the end of each axle shaft. Boasting an incredible 45 degree approach angle, 46 degree departure angle, and 42-degree side approach angle, Unimogs provided fantastic flexibility under the most inhospitable off-road conditions. There were short-wheelbase Unimogs, Unimogs with a split frame whose front and rear units were connected by multiple universal joints, and more conventional truck chassis such as the Model 404 version offered here.

The 404 was offered from the mid-1950s until 1980. This long-wheelbase example carried a driver and one other passenger in the open-topped cab, and a dozen or more passengers - most likely soldiers from the German Bundeswehr and other Western European militaries - on fold-down benches in the cargo bed. Powered by the tough little 2.2-liter inline four found in the Mercedes-Benz 220 series, the Unimog 404 can climb – slowly – a 70 percent grade while carrying a 1.5 metric ton payload.

This Unimog is reported to have been imported from Germany in the late 1990s by a military equipment collector in California, and was acquired by the consignor in late 2012 from Pammi Motors. Although it is in very original, well-used condition, it is described as being in good running and driving condition. It retains its original cab and bed canvas and tool kit.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the correct chassis number is 404.114-028396, the engine number is 1800100521. Also note, the title is in transit.
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<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
<b>1963 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 404</b><br />Chassis no. 404.114-02228396<br />Engine no. 180010052
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