What do you love about Mercedes-Benz?
Already as a young boy, I learned about the fascination of the star from my father. He bought himself a “Fintail” and I was allowed to drive it on our land – at first on his lap, and then by myself once I was able to reach the pedals.
How many Mercedes-Benz classics do you own, and what are they?
I have a U 421 from 1971, a U 400 from 1999, a U 4000 built in 2006 and, as of recently, an SL 500 (R 129) from 1997.
That’s quite a large selection…
I love driving them all, and I choose them to suit the particular occasions in question, for meets and excursions.
What was your key experience regarding your Unimog passion?
My enthusiasm began in Africa. When I left university I went travelling for six months in the west of the continent. Crossing the Sahara in a Borgward was diffcult: although we had all-wheel drive, we had to shovel our way through the huge fields of sand.