RoadKill: 1961 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

This next feature comes from Jdah as a roadkill submission, and while it doesn’t come with an asking price, it more than makes up for that deficiency with road presence. Short for “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, (Gerät = machine in German) the Unimog is the ultimate in 4WD survivor mobiles and will be in high demand after the zombie apocalypse next week. Find this 1961 Mercedes Unimog located somewhere in Massachusetts.

If you want to impress your hillbilly neighbors, forget getting a brodozer or a tractor, get a Unimog.  Not only will the Mercedes symbol up front bring instant class to the neighborhood, but you can climb over just about anything with one of these ex-military mountain goats.

Since this is a 1961 model, it is probably a 404 S, which was designed to be a cross-country truck for the West German Army needs.  More info from jdah:

61 Mercedes  unimog

Converted to 24volt non military electronic ignition system using pertronix with Bosch coil

Natural gas fuel system

Custom seats

4wd with portal axles and locking hubs

2″ lift kit

12v Winch in front

5 New tires 

Bed sides and hoops included needs new canvas.

Cruises with a top speed of 47mph


All work done by professional mechanic owner (not me)

Looks like a winner.  Call the number in the picture above if you have any interest, but please be mindful of time zones and don’t call the seller in Massachusetts if you are sitting down for dinner in Hawaii.  Apparently this has been a problem with previous roadkill cars.