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1982 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 1100/L - ARS MOG

And Now, For Something Completely Different...

Phil HowellPhotographer, Writer

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is one of the toughest off-road vehicles on the planet. Built to tackle harsh environments the world over, Unimogs have been carrying military and civilian owners to work and exotic destinations for decades.

Many years ago, Smithfield, Utah, resident Jud Eades saw his first Unimog. He couldn't sleep until he owned one. He figured he could have some off-road fun with it, as well as promote ARS, his excellent disaster restoration business. He has since owned a number of Unimogs, as well as Pinzgauers and other exotic 4x4s. They're all interesting and unique.

This 1982 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 1100/L was built with a crew cab and utility bed. Jud had the bed modified with a full cage and seating so he could carry plenty of people on his backcountry-exploring trips. Besides its reliable Mercedes-Benz diesel mill and six-speed transmission/transfer case, the 'Mog features a hydraulic winch, PTO, and the famous Unimog portal axles that afford plenty of ground clearance.

As you can see, Jud's Unimog is unique and looks amazing. It works that way, too.