Pinzgauer or ‘Pinz’ as it’s affectionately called is a 4WD or 6WD all-terrain vehicle developed in the 1960’s by Austrian company, Steyr-Daimler-Puch. It’s driven by an air-cooled gasoline powered engine with dual 36mm carburetors and dual oil pumps. It is capable of up to 68 mph and has a range of 250 miles on a single tank of fuel -with the 125 liter extended range fuel tank. The engine and transaxle are mounted to a tube frame powering a set of portal axles.
The overall footprint is surprisingly small in person. They are roughly the length of a Jeep Cherokee XJ, but with far more space inside -due to the cab forward design. They can be found in both hard and soft top and can be reconfigured in a number of ways, including a pickup truck (my personal favorite).
Small snippet from the ad:
“Up for sale is my 1975 Pinzgauer 710K, custom. I have owned this vehicle for the past 3 years. It is a retired Swiss Army radio truck. It has a total of 43,532mi (70km) and approximately 18,000 miles on the restoration. Has only been off the road a handful of times since the restoration. This is a CA vehicle with absolutely no rust, ever... All original sheetmetal, etc. Paint is gloss black and in excellent "driver" condition.
Mechanically, it is in excellent condition. There are absolutely no leaks of any kind from the engine/drivetrain. It has the original engine and transmission. This vehicle runs, starts and drives excellent. It will hold a hwy. speed of 65 to 70 miles per hour with the Maxxis 255/85-16 off road tires on original wheels. Drives really well for a military vehicle and goes down the road straight as and arrow. Maxxis tires have really nice on and off road manners. Biggest tire you can run and still clear the body while off road, etc. Tires have approx. 2,000 mi. Power assist drum brakes in great condition. Emergency brake works as it should. Manual steering. 2000 hrs run time on the clock. Speedo in km/hr.
The engine has been converted to civilian, Bosch ignition, but is otherwise stock….”
The Pinz pictured here is a 1975 according to the advertisement and appears to be in rare condition. The roof mounted tent and umbrella are a bit strange, but who am I to judge?