1977 Pinzgauer 712K 6x6

This Pinzgauer was a former Radio Communications Vehicle for the Austrian military and is now available in California after a rare factory rebuild to make it even more formidable.

Pinzgauer is one of the few off-road trucks that can rival the Unimog by Mercedes. These are every bit as imposing, capable and stylish in a very rugged way.

Steyr Puch laucnhed the Pinzgauer in 1971 as the standard issue military mobile for armies all over Europe, and production by them lasted remarkably until 2000. These were extremely capable on and off-road, towing up to 11,000 lbs and drivable for 249 miles on one fuel tank. The central tube chassis has a transaxle to keep the weight distribution even and center of gravity low. Portal axles provide extra clearance over ground obstacles.

We usually see these in 4x4 only, so the six wheel version is incredible, and this one looks especially awe-inspiring. The flat military green is perfect, as are the the black centered wheels. The lack of any military text or decals hint at civilian ownership. Nothing is out of place or overdone.

The closed top full back gives endless possibilities, but this one is so cool and clean it could just be kept as-is. The exterior color nicely flows inside with stacks of storage drawers and compartments.

Underneath the hood is a 2.5-liter air-cooled 4-cylinder engine. While not fast, it was simple, easy to fix and extremely durable.

As part of the 1998 restoration in Graz, the seller gives a huge list of important upgrades and imporvements and says that only about 9k mi have been driven since.

Honestly, if you're in the market for a Pinzgauer, I doubt anything else out there is quite like this one. The seller does mention it is not driveable by law in California, but should be transferable elsewhere.

Available here on ebay in Vallejo, California with bidding starting at $44k.

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