Overland Classifieds :: Unicat TC54 on a 2008 International MXT-MV

Editor’s note: This vehicle was sold while I was formatting this article. The Expedition Portal Forum Classified section has a large audience of interested buyers. It’s a great place to list your unique overlanding vehicle for sale.


German expedition vehicle manufacturer Unicat builds large, no-nonsense expedition vehicles that are fit for global travel. Generally, they begin with a Mercedes, MAN, or Volvo chassis, to which they attach a habitat with everything the intrepid traveler could need for life on the road.

But Pat and Chris’ Unicat is different. It’s one of only two TerraCross model vehicles that were built on the International MXT-MV chassis. This 4×4 truck has an Allison transmission, front and rear lockers, and is powered by a Navistar VT365 6.0-liter engine which generates 300 horsepower. Fuel capacity is 182 gallons, and the truck is outfitted with an air compressor, a cab air suspension, self-leveling air suspension for the rear axle, and Recaro leather power seating.

A highly detailed vehicle spec sheet can be found here.


From Pat and Chris

“We purchased the Unicat in 2016 and were mostly limited to weekend camping trips due to our work demands. We both retired from our jobs in 2018 with plans to become full-time overlanders. After selling our home, we loaded up the Unicat with our gear, putting everything else we owned into a 10- by 10-foot storage unit.”

“The first leg of our full-time travels took us through Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and finally, Maine, where we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, particularly the maritime communities during that summer. We had a blast, then headed south along the eastern seaboard and onward.”


SOLD – 4/8/2021


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When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.