Last week we announced the final construction phase of the 11 foot Lifting top and today we are happy to present you the finished result! This week we had the marriage, training and delivery of this beautiful unit on an equally beautiful Unimog U1300 of the 435 generation.
Due to its compact size and retractable roof, this is one of the most compact expedition vehicles that we have ever built so far. Waterproof storage boxes are positioned on the roof rack and additional storage boxes can be found beneath the subframe. There is ample storage available. A storage box which will be mounted on the back of the unit in the next weeks, include a storage facility large enough for two electric bicycles.
The total length of the expedition vehicle is 5.680mm (18.6 foot). The height is 3.000mm (10 foot) and can extend with 500mm (1.6 foot). This enables the maximum interior height to be 2.000mm (6.5 foot). The expedition vehicle weighs well under 7.5 tons and thus is very suitable for a C1 drivers licence.
This updated 11 foot lifting top distinguishes itself from the previous version as we implemented our own aluminum frame design. The lightweight frames have proven to be reliable and stable in all off-road conditions. Lastly, the interior has also improved both in functionality and details.
Due to its low weight and compact dimensions, this all-rounder is unrivaled in terms of off road capabilities and maneuverability. This will definitely be put to the test when the proud new owners start their journey from Alaska to Argentina in their 18 month adventure.
The owners will meet with like-minded Unimog enthusiasts and have a shake down test in the Netherlands for the next two weeks. We wish them all the best and many enjoyable journeys.