1957 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

411 "Froshcauge" Long Chassis

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    SUV
  • Lot number 
    30
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

German title
Chassis # 7500866

Well documented history
Meticulous restoration
Rare and technologically very interesting
No reserve

Founded in 1946, Unimog translated Mercedes-Benz's desire to launch a commercial brand dedicated to the production of small all-terrain utility vehicles. Ten years later, the 411 model was launched. The 411 was a very robust 4-wheel-drive vehicle with outstanding crossing capabilities, thanks notably to the axles and transmission located above the center of the wheels, giving it the nickname "mountain goat". Its 4-cylinder diesel engine worked wonderfully well, and mated to its six-speed gearbox completed with a manual locking system for the front and rear differentials.
The example we are offering is perfectly in line with its original configuration, and is equipped with the optional closed cabin, made by Westfalia, and whose two-part windshield and prominent headlights earned it the nickname of "frog eyes ". Delivered new in September 1957 in Tyrol, it was then used in Northern Germany, and was treated and maintained very well. Its current mileage of 60,000km has been confirmed as original by its current owner. The latter, a demanding collector of military equipment, has put in a lot of effort to make a very meticulous restoration, while retaining the maximum of the original elements as possible, like the rear pan which has been simply re-treated. Completed in 2016, this refurbishment now highlights a really rare, technically interesting machine, whose condition is well beyond the standards of utilitarian vehicles.