*Price Drop* Unimog U500 GXV Safari Extreme


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2005 Unimog U500 with GXV Safari Extreme Expedition Body built in 2014

I have decided to sell my lightly used Global Expedition Vehicle. It has only been used in the western USA for around 100 nights, and stored indoors while not in use.

Excellent condition with 29,500 miles

Recent work completed:
5 - new Michelin 395/85R20 XZL tires
Complete clutch hydraulic system replaced
New Vitrigo dual-drawer refrigerator installed
Full service on the chassis

Price: $375,000

Below is a list of the major options. There are many more detailed options on the build list that can be provided.

It is currently located in La Junta, CO with the premier Unimog/Mercedes truck dealer/mechanic in the USA, Rob Pickering of Terry Lee Enterprises, Inc.
For additional details or to schedule a viewing, contact Rob at:

Chassis Options:

Autoshift transmission (EAS)
OM906LA Engine tuned to 312 Horsepower
Working and Crawler gears - 24 forward gears
160 gallon fuel capacity
Cold-weather package
Webasto T90 hydronic heater - with another T90 installed for the camper
Leather ISRI, air-ride, heated and cooled seats
Vario-pilot - allows for left-hand or right-hand driving
Hydraulic motorcycle/spare-tire lift mounted to the rear of the chassis
Warn 15K hydraulic winch mounted on the front
181 inch wheelbase

The only major option not on this chassis is CTIS (central tire inflation system) The factory CTIS system can be added by Terry Lee Enterprises

Expedition Body Options:

Body dimensions: 15'7" long, 96' wide and 6'7" interior height
Armor Vision dual-pane glass windows
Two Dometic skylights
Opening wall section at dining area
Queen size bed
Combination wet-bath
Thetford cassette toilet
Vitrigo dual-drawer refrigerator/freeezer
Vitrigo single drawer refrigerator
Webasto diesel cooktop
Seagull drinking water purification system
Cuisinart convection microwave oven with grill
120 gallon fresh water supply
22 gallon grey water tank
Exterior shower
Bose Cinemat home theater system
In-motion Satellite TV system
32" TV
Cell reception booster
LED lighting
Cabin-to-cabin access

Electrical system:

2 - Mastervolt LI-ion MLi Ultra 12/5000 batteries
Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/2500-100 inverter/charger
Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/100-3 World Charger
Mastervolt SCM-N 40 solar charger
3 - Ameresco 200W solar panels
Cummins Onan QD3200 diesel generator
Redarc 40 amp DC/DC charger, charges the LI-ion batteries from the Unimog alternator

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Cool looking rig.
Outta my budget, but can you post an inside cab photo?
What speed are you able to maintain on the freeway going over a mountain pass?


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Interior photos coming soon.

The truck has a top speed of 70 mph and 312 horsepower. Speed is dependent on the grade of the pass. Rarely am I under 45 mph.
Not a potential buyer, so please answer at your leisure. I have to wonder, what good is German engineering upto, when a commercial rig needs a complete clutch system at only 29K miles. I am sure you have a reason for it.


Any thoughts on the January comment about the early clutch replacement, and refrigerator replacement. I assume 25k in the tires is about right. What was the cost of 4 new ones installed. Thanks.


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Any thoughts on the January comment about the early clutch replacement, and refrigerator replacement. I assume 25k in the tires is about right. What was the cost of 4 new ones installed. Thanks.
The clutch itself was not replace, just the clutch hydraulic system. This Unimog has the EAS, Electronic Automatic Shifting, which gives you the option of using the clutch pedal or having the clutch pedal fold under the dash and the computer does all the shifting and clutching. With this system, there are many hoses, 2 master-cylinders, a pressure booster, a switch-over valve, and a slave cylinder. The system had a small air intrusion that was hard to trace. After my technician replaced a couple of seals and the issue came back, I made the decision to replace all parts in that system as to not waste time trying to troubleshoot it and delay traveling.

Tires were replaced due to age concern, not wear. They should easily last for 40K miles.

If you are interested in my Unimog and have technical questions, please contact Rob Pickering at 719-241-5419