Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: U1450L DOKA
Location: BOZEMAN, MONTANA
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Price-wise, I have, somewhere, a page with the Current list price, which was in the $220K range, if I remember.
I do not have a price list for all of the options. If you are serious about this, I'd suggest that you contact Auto-Henne in Germany, as they are essentially the Factory Dealership, and open a conversation with them. They will be able to provide pricing. You can find it on the net, too.
Here are a couple of used ones that I had in the Files. I know that I have more.
So, since you are in SoCal, here is a thought. Mexico probably does not have any restrictions on importing this model of UNIMOG. Palms may need to get greased, but it is a model that exists in Mexico. The Dealer in Mexico City has posted photos of them, as well as the (for me) much more desirable UHE model. You may not have to grease palms at all, just purchase what you want from the dealership.
No, you still can't import it, but you could keep it registered at, say, a beach house near Ensenada and Surf Baja with your brand new UNIMOG. You could also, I 'Think", cross the border with it and drive it to Malibu. Vehicles with Baja plates regularly cross the border and travel all around SoCal. I see them on the Freeway all of the time.
Now, how long they can be in the US, and how far into the US they can legally go, I don't know, but if everything is legit, I don't know why a family from Ensenada could not take a road trip vacation to New York and back if they wanted to and had the proper visas. As an American Citizen, you would not have that hurdle.
You still could not import it, but you could own and drive it, and I bet you could manage to drive it in SoCal for stretches of time....maybe.
Swanning around Baja in a brand new quarter of a million dollar truck, in a place where the cartels are indeed active, are ridiculously well armed, and are of evil intent, is a whole other issue.