La Aduana: 1972 Unimog U404.0

via West County Explorers Club: There’s a relatively inexpensive Unimog for sale in Flagstaff. It’s a 1972 U404.0. According to my research, the U404.0 was a gas-engined, civilian market model which benefited from a more modern cab, power steering and a larger M130 2.8-liter motor, compared to the M180 2.2-liter fitted in the 404.1 military versions.

The civilian 2.8-liter motor is actually a benefit as it has higher compression and can achieve decent roads speeds, but it’s still slow by modern standards. (Plan for a 50mph cruising speed.) The M180, military motor was set-up for low compression to run on poor quality fuel (60–70 octane) and is much less powerful.

Research and ad links after the jump.

 The 404s have six forward speeds, two reverse, and shift-on-fly 4-wheel-drive. And, of course, they have the Unimog’s famous portal axles, locking differentials, and bullet-proof drive train.

This one is reported to have like new Continental tires, a fresh clutch and recent tune-up. I like the olive drab paint and red wheels. Loud and slow, perhaps—but amazing off-road.

It’s available for $10,000 o.b.o.

Links:
Craigslist ad
A great overview of the Unimog 404 from Unimog Centre
Unimog 404 specs


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