Arnold Schwarzenegger Cruises Santa Monica Streets in Unimog

Words John Clark | August 31, 2012
Arnold’s Unimong can be used for the most extreme, arduous tasks, including: fighting forest fires, rescue operations
Words John Clark August 31, 2012

Since the demise of the Hummer, former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has moved on to the Mercedes-Benz Unimog. He was spotted on Thursday driving around the rough terrain of Santa Monica in his new monster truck.

The 65-year-old’s new enormous ride, the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG, retails for about $250,000 and is the vehicle of choice for the army in Germany. You may remember we spotted Arnold testing the Unimog’s at the Unimog Museum in Germany back in July.

A number of fans gathered to admire Arnold’s ride – with one overzealous woman getting so excited that she climbed onto the front of the vehicle and clung onto the front of the bull bars.

The vehicle has reportedly been modified to fit the LA roads after being customised by a German company called Mertec.

The former actor purchased the Mercedes-Benz Unimog to go cruising around the Californian city, which is the army vehicle of choice for many different armies, including Germany, Britain and the United States.

According to Mercedes Benz, the Unimog range of cars is perfect for: ‘The most extreme, arduous tasks, including: fighting forest fires, performing rescue operations during catastrophes or maintaining power supply lines.’ Perfect for what the Terminator might face while he battles with his soon to be ex-wife

Arnold happily shook the hands of fans before hopping into his new pick-up truck and driving home.