I picked this up at a storage auction. It was going to end up in a salvage yard. The drive train is Mercedes and the engine is a 4 cylinder diesel with front wheel drive. The chassis is a tubular construction and very strong. The shell is all fiberglass and came with a stove, furnace, sink and fridge. Was not able to find the vin number but only the chassis. I want to bring it back to life and enjoy the heck out of it.
I was looking at this unit online and would have bought it if it was closer to me. What unique unit. But it will be alot of fun to restore or customize it. Good luck and post lots of pics as you go along. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.
I believe it was constructed as a motorhome. From what I gathered so far, Hanomag and another company teamed together to produce these line of RV's but not sure how many are out there now. Here are more pics as I am clearing out the inside and a prelim floorplan of the new interior. Not sure if this is practical since I am new to the RV world. I am sure I will need to change things around as I learn more.
How did you get it home? Does it run well? Hope you got all the paperwork to get it licenced and on the road. Love your plans, I am doing a custom rebuild of a 1971 Boler and all the plans are in my head and seem to be laying out well as i do what ever step I am on. Keep posting pics, I am sure everyone is following along as you work on it.
I had it towed on a flat bed to my house which was pretty easy. The entire length of the vehicle including the cab is 18ft. The registration will be the hard part. Cannot find the VIN number anywhere right now. I will probably have to go to the sheriff department and have them issue new vin tags. I had to do the same when I registered by 55 chevy pick-up.
I'd be willing to bet that your new rig came out of a partnership between Hanomag and an outfit in Socal called "General Propulsion. I saw one a while back- it wasn't fiberglass like yours, though. It was more like this one, with the aluminum body:
Finally got the old stuff out of the living area. Next task to tackle is the CAB which is a mess. My helper is Max. A rescue from Vegas who lost his family during the recession.
Had some time to clear out the cab area. Brown stuff on the floor is dry cushion material that the mice pick off from the seats. Engine appears to be in decent shape despite the years gone by. AC is in good working condition.
Next task is to clean up the floor and sand and prep for primer and paint.