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Epic Custom Unimog Overland Adventuremobile: Up for Auction

The AT Habitat rooftop tent;The AT Habitat rooftop tent; (photo/Bring a Trailer)
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Overlanding nuts, take a peek at (or maybe bid on?) this heavily modified 1991 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1550L.

If you’ve been thirsty for a refurbished, modified Unimog from the early 90s, now might be your chance. Bringatrailer.com has a 1991 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1550L up for auction right now, and it has all the trimmings.

Overland Unimog: Ready for Adventure

the Modified 1991 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1550L
The Modified 1991 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1550L; (photo/Bring a Trailer)

The 6.0L turbodiesel inline-six will get you where you need to go, especially when paired with an eight-speed manual transmission and Class overdrive unit. A Superwinch Talon on the front will help haul you or anyone else out of jams, and two 50-gallon fuel tanks should get you out of the woods. You can stay hydrated (or buzzed) thanks to an Engel slide-out refrigerator while you study the terrain.

Go ahead and drive this baby out into the desert — with roof-mounted air conditioning units, the heat shouldn’t be an issue.

6.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six, eight-speed manual transmission, Claas overdrive unit;
6.0L turbodiesel inline-six, eight-speed manual transmission, Claas overdrive unit; (photo/Kahn Media)

And for those long nights out in the wild, deploy the custom AT Overland Habitat rooftop tent.

What about agua? There’s a 36-gallon water tank hooked up to a Flojet water pump that feeds appliances like an Elgena Nautic 6L water heater to keep you cozy and a stainless steel Osculati shower to keep you fresh.

1991 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1550L Bring a Trailer auction
1991 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1550L;(photo/Bring a Trailer)

And speaking of fresh — the gray paint job is new as of 2022.

The rig sits atop 20-inch wheels mounted with 365/80 Continental MPT 81 tires. And just in case you run into trouble, there’s a spare tire mounted to the fold-down rear ladder. Four-wheel disc brakes and a switch-controlled tire inflation system round out the wheel-related swag.

Overland Unimog: Interior Details

Scheel-Mann Vario F front captain’s chairs
scheel-mann Vario F front captain’s chairs; (photo/Bring a Trailer)

Check these scheel-mann Vario F front captains chairs. Our Motors Editor, Bryon Dorr, has them in his custom GX460 and swears by them.

The rest of the interior up front is utilitarian. It includes a ceiling-mounted rearview screen, USB ports, in-dash AC, and a CB radio.

A glimpse of the heavily modified rear cabin
A glimpse of the heavily modified rear cabin; (photo/Bring a Trailer)

The rear cabin sports tons of mods, including bucket seats that recline and swivel, an Espar Airtronic heater, an inward-facing bench that transitions into a bed, four storage drawers, and a Wrappon toilet.

Adventure Up for Auction: Mileage Unknown

One thing to keep in mind: a Sept. 2016 Carfax report notes a mileage inconsistency. While the digital odometer reads 20,000 miles, Bring a Trailer mentions that the “total mileage is unknown.”

If you want to throw down some more on top of whatever this modded-out Unimog has already done, check it out at bringatrailer.com. As of this writing, the current bid is $151,000. Bidding ends tomorrow, Dec. 1.

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