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1971 Mercedes Benz Unimog type 404.1 Ex Swiss troop carrier in Memphis,Tn -45pix

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: Other
Type: Convertible
Trim: type 404.1
Year: 1971
Mileage: 15,557
VIN: 404114058467
Color: Green
Engine: gasoline
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

1971 Mercedes-Benz Other Additional Info:

Mercedes Unimog Troop carrier


You want a Unimog.

1971 Mercedes-Benz Unimog type 404.1

Gasoline M110 Mercedes power

Ex - Swiss Army troop carrier

One of the most formidable off road vehicles ever built in the world

15,557 kilometers since new. (9,800 miles)

In Memphis, Tennessee

I am proud to offer the Ebay community my 523rd listing in this forum, a very unique 1971 Mercedes Unimog type 401., this is an ex-Swiss army troop carrier. Only 15,557 kms since new, or approximately 9,800 miles.

I have included approximately 45 pictures of this vehicle to my advertisement. If you have a standard dial-up connection it may take a few minutes for all of them to load.I would rather oversupply you with information than to simply post six pictures and three lines of text as most sellers will.

Please be patient, as it will be worth the wait.You may have to hit "reload" on your browser if all of pictures do not display properly. Please scan down the page using your down arrow key...

I am a frequent seller here on Ebaymotors.com .I have a great deal of experience with Mercedes-Benz automobiles. I grew up with the, as both of my parents drove them. I have now bought and sold in excess of 400 of them myself. It is my opinion that the older Mercedes were built to a higher standard than the newer post 2010 models. This is also the opinion of my MB certified mechanic whom I employ to repair my cars and ready them for sale. You just can't find a better car than the old Mercedes Benz models.

Mercedes invented the automobile (Carl Benz 1899, and they invented the diesel passenger car in 1936. This Unimog represents nearly sixty years of continual Unimog production.

This vehicle remains the workhorse of Europe. The Unimog is one of the most versatile vehicles ever to be produced. The applications for such are limitless.

I have bought and sold more Mercedes Benz vehicles than I care to remember.

I have been buying and selling Mercedes Benz automobiles for 25 years now. I have never had the opportunity to present itself to obtain a Unimog, so when one came availible to me, I immediately secured it.

This is a low mileage 1971 model that recieved a full overhaul at the Mercedes-Benz Unimog factory in June 1985.

This Mog will most probably be rather expensive, but please don't ever forget that you get what you pay for. I learned this the hard way.

Soft top is new and was installed two weeks ago. As you can see, hard doors are easily removed, as depicted.

As you can see, the custom aluminum bed can haul your precious cargo quite easily.

The prior owner had this bed custom fabricated for the truck.

Owning such a machine makes everyone smile!
Windshield easily lowers in the event that you need to take quick aim!
Top down operation is preferred this time of the year.

I have owned close to 5,000 automobiles in my day. This unimog easily is the most unusual autombile that I have ever owned. The operation of it was foreign to me, and I actually found myself reading the owners manual to figure her out! This Unimog has six forward gears and two reverse gears. It took me approximately two hours to acclimate to learning how to drive her. And I have owned many exotics, but this Unimog is certainly a breed unto itself.

If you want to arrive at the hunting club with something that NO ONE has, this is it!

Forget a Toyota Landcruiser, forget a Hummer H1, if you want to go off road, this is the end all, be all.

The original upholstery is in pretty nice condition.

I have been around this star for my entire life. I grew up with both of my parents driving Mercedes-Benz automobiles. I was driven to school in one. At age 3, I even had the privilege of driving my parents 220SE through the kitchen of our home. I feel quite comfortable with these cars, and you will too!

For those of you that are not familiar with the star, this represents MB's pursuit of excellence on Air, Land and Sea.

Tires are Michelli, and still have plenty of tread.

Here's the data plate. You might notice that the engine was overhauled at Mercedes-Benz in June of 1985.

Venerable Mercedes M110 straight six runs well. Prior owner upgraded the distributor to a petronix unit and upgraded the coil. The original Zenith carburator does not appear to have a functional choke, so you have to prime the accellerator pedal a few times prior to starting. Once warme, up the engine starts every time. The exhaust system has been recently replaced. The Mog has been in my driveway for a few weeks and is not leaking any fluid on the driveway . The brakes are somewhat spongy at 1st start up and I have to pump the pedal 2-3 times when I first start driving her, but she stops reliably.I have driven the truck at night, and I can verify that the headlights work. The truck did not have turn signals when I got it, but I ordered new ones from Mercedes and installed them. The wires are there, but I did not hook them up. I can verify that the gauges appear to work. Prior owner added a tachometer, which is also working. I have driven this truck recently at speeds of approximately 50mph.

The clutch and transmission seem to be good, one has to acclimate to driving this beast. My 1st 10 minutes behind the wheel were comical, to say the least, and I'm a car guy.

After an hour or so, I finally mastered the beast and made her mine!

I have driven the truck around the city of Memphis a bit, it makes for a fun beer run truck. People stare with utter dismay when I am out in her.

This is an absolutely fun truck. By no strech of the imagination is this a perfect truck. It's an unrestored 1971 vehicle. Please have realistic expectations of what that entails. Yes, you can take it hunting, yes it runs well, yes its fun. Got it? Feel free to ask me any questions!

Herbert Phillips


Btw. Here is a link to my entire photo archive of this Unimog

Clear state of Tennessee title will be issued to the new owner. Vehicle is currently registered and has TN antique tags that never expire.
I operate my Ebaymotors.com business much like that of a mail order business. I send my cars all over the country. I deal only with 2 shippers and can efficiently send your vehicle ANYWHERE to you at minimal cost and hassle. My customers enjoy the convenience of buying from me. You will receive a full tank of fuel and a temporary operation permit good for 30 days.

Should you have any questions regarding this vehicle, please do not hesitate to call me.

Herbert Phillips


In short, I am offering this car for sale here without reserve price. I believe its value to be approximately $29,500 based upon asking prices in Hemmings Motor News and other sources, such as The Star. Please bid whatever you consider to be a fair price.

Bidding shall start @ $19.71


The winning bidder shall send 30% of the purchase price within 48 hours of auction close. In addition to your winning bid, the winning bidder shall pay a $395 document processing fee. Funds shall be in the form of certified funds via federal express or bank wire transfer. The balance is due within ten days or whenever the vehicle leaves my hands .I do not ship c.o.d. am a licensed automobile dealer in Memphis, Tennessee. TN residents shall add 7% sales tax. All others are exempt from TN sales tax. I reserve the right to end this auction at any time at my discretion, as I see fit. The alert will contact me.

You must resolve all questions prior to bidding. My vehicles are sold as is, with out warranty. Please remember that this is a forty five year old USED military vehicle. Please expect the vehicle to have defects, and or wear and tear appropriate from use and age.

I am always happy to discuss unusual cars,hence my biddername, please feel free to contact me at 800-310-8767, my name is Herbert Phillips.

I do not allow bid retractions whatsoever, those violating this rule will be met with negative feedback.Make sure you are fully qualified to purchase. You are entering a legally binding contract. I will prosecute any non-performing bidder to the fullest extent of the law. Once you are the winning high bidder at close of sale, You OWN the car! Just send the funds. No STALLING and NO QUESTIONS. Winning this auction is NOT an opportunity to come and inspect this vehicle.

With that out of the way, good luck and happy bidding!!!

PS- Shipping is available anywhere, for a nominal fee.

Call me at 800-310-8767 for a quote.