Fancy a Unimog, slightly used?
‘‘The trucks might not be the ideal city run-about but what they lack in practicality, they make up for in character.’’
Always dreamed of owning a big flash Merc to impress the neighbours? Well now is the right time to buy one.
Resplendent in white and tan, and featuring genuine vinyl seats, Turners are selling more than 40 former New Zealand Defence Force Mercedes-Benz Unimog trucks.
With a wheelbase of over 3.8 metres and an unladen weight of 6872 kilograms, the trucks might not be the ideal city run-about but what they lack in practicality, they make up for in character.
Photos on auction website Trademe show surface rust, lichen and cobwebs on the 1980s 4x4s with descriptions ranging from ‘‘still very drivable’’ to ‘‘will not drive due to transmission issue’’.
The Turners Trucks & Machin- ery Facebook page described the Unimogs as ‘‘well maintained and low KM’s for their age – a rare opportunity to own one of these magnificent all-terrain vehicles’’.
The trucks have 4210 millimetre long by 2460mm wide timber flatdecks, some with canvas canopies. Prospective buyers can view the trucks at Trentham Military Camp in Upper Hutt on November 11 and in Christchurch at Burnham Military Camp on November 12 and 13. The auctions end on November 15.
The New Zealand Defence Force and Turners were unable to comment by the time of publishing.