The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hey Donald


I seem to remember you saying you'd like to have a Gelenvagen. Well lookie what Mercedes-Benz has built for you!

1 comment:

The Donald said...

Ausgezeichnet! That is way cool! Although I imagine being 6x6 and AMG version, if it's brought stateside, it'll be well north of $150G.

Surprisingly it's not as top-heavy as it appears (or, they edited out any rollovers). The ground clearance comes courtesy of the offset drive hubs from the Unimog.

The one I saw on ebay motors a few years back was an early Steyr model that had seen light service in the Swiss Forestry Service. As I recall, it was going for around $11G or so.

Some folks are turned off by the boxy architecture, but inasmuch as I used to drive a Trooper II - ain't no thang.