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1979 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406.

Forget G-Wagons, the Unimog startet it all—way back in 1946.
In case you do not share the author’s infantile enthusiasm for Unimogs, here are some facts for you:

• they are rare
• they are expensive
• they have a climbing ability of 110%
• they have a fording depth of 1,2 m
• they are available as convertibles :)
• they have their own museum
• they won Ralley Paris-Dakar
• they are used by more than 20 militaries, including the United States Marine Corps
• they have a modular gear box with multiple transmission ratios—forwards and backwards
• they can be equipped with contractor equipment on all sides
• they are the only vehicles used by farmers, municipalities, NGO’s, police forces, railway companies, fire fighters and Berlin hipsters alike

Jay-Z, the then-President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA Paul Halata and the car manufacturer’s worldwide EVP Dr. Joachim Schmidt, photographed during the US preview for the new Mercedes-Benz Maybach, held at the Guastavino’s event space in New York City on March 26, 2002.

After being presented as a concept vehicle at the 1997 Tokyo Motorshow, the “Maybach 57″ and the “Maybach 62″ were now finally available for viewing and pre-order, with delivery set for early-2003. Hov was one of the first in the world to order the luxury vehicle, selecting the $377,000 “62″ model. In the first year of production only 166 vehicles were sold worldwide.