Is this the oldest Unimog still working? According to Mercedes it is, having first been registered on 7 January 1953 (Blimey it's even older than Biglorryblog!) and it's still operational with a German construction company in Hessia. And for a pie what's the model? Now click through here for an equally-classic Moggie from 1963...
Now check out the U30 'Pullman' from the 411 series, first registered on 5 September 1963 for construction work on the "Felbertauern" scenic road. Both these beauties embody all the go-anywhere attributes of the Unimog which have so endeared it to BLB. What you may not know is that the very first design draft for the Unimog dates back to September 1945. Meanwhile together these old-timers combined age of more than 100 'Unimog' years!
The current operators of the one at the top of the blog, construction company Hans Kammerdiener in the small town of
However, it probably left the Gaggenau production line in 1952, just under one and a half years after Mercedes-Benz commenced Unimog production. Its first owner, who operated a trout farm in Altenfeld/Rhön, registered the vehicle on 7 January 1953. It was powered by the 25hp 1.7-litre Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder diesel engine from the passenger car range. The 56 year-old Unimog (now registered as a working machine with a max. speed of 6 km/h) still clocks up 200 to 300 operating hours each year. Meanwhile the Unimog U30 from the 411 series you see above, is equipped with a large Westfalia 'Pullmann' cab and a 32 hp engine (