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Behold: the 2004 Mercedes Benz Unimog U500 – one of the best and toughest trucks on the planet.

Built by Daimler-Benz (and subsequently Mercedes-Benz) since 1948, the Unimog has performed heavy duty work in various guises from military to farm service and this late model has been extensively modified.

To wit: a crew cab in place of the normal two seater cab, the 3-way tilting bed from a short wheelbase Unimog, a custom rollbar, LED lighting rig and a huge 6.4-litre diesel inline six with eight-speed manual transmission driving all four wheels via portal axles to maximize ground clearance.

In short, a landscape gardener’s Rolls Royce.

Sold for €181,000.