Overland Classifieds :: 2014 Global X Vehicles Unimog U500

Traditionally overlanding meant sacrificing the comforts of home, but today that’s not always the case. The vehicles produced by EarthRoamer, EarthCruiser, and Global X Vehiclesare capable of conquering the toughest environments on earth while providing a level of interior luxury that’s unmatched by most apartments. We’ve featured a number of these monster rigs, including this $200,000 EarthRoamer #28, a $219,000 2015 EarthCruiser FX, and a $529,000 Global X Vehicles Patagonia. Today’s 2015 GXV Unimog U500 has covered just 56,500 miles, showcases extensive premium modifications, incorporates every luxury imaginable, and is priced accordingly.

From the Seller:

This expedition truck was built by Global Expedition Vehicles in 2014 on a 2004 Unimog U500. The body is a Pangea model that is 16-feet 5-inches long with a lifting roof, which incorporates a loft bedroom and king-size bed. It is configured with a U-shaped dining area in the rear that can also be converted to a bed.”

2014 Global X Vehicles on Unimog U500

Founded by Michael Van Pelt, Global X Vehicles are designed to be the last word in super capable luxury overland rigs. Michael was tired of RVs and campers that were not truly self-contained or all-terrain capable, so he set out to create his dream go-anywhere camper. In 2006 he shipped his creation (also a Unimog base vehicle) to South America and began a long-term overland excursion.. The trip was a resounding success; the rig proved to be dependable and incredibly livable—Michael only stayed at two campsites during a year of full-time travel. Global X Vehicles was born and swiftly became one of the most respected expedition vehicle builders in the world.

Distinguishing Features

  • King shock absorbers
  • Seagull drinking water purification system
  • Fuel capacity, 160-gallon
  • Leather ISRI air-ride, heated, and cooled seats
  • Dry bath with shower and Thetford cassette toilet
  • Two Webasto T90 hydronic heaters
  • Freshwater tank, 120-gallon

This 2014 Global X Vehicles Unimog U500is listed for $475,000 and is currently located in La Junta, Colorado. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.