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Do you have a remote piece of land that you want to reach even when
the conditions aren't right? Do you want to be the first one to
carry everyone and the supplies? Do you want the journey to get fun
just as Jeeps reach their limit? That's what this 1975 Pinzgauer
710M was made to do.
Not familiar with the Pinzgauer? Steyr-Puch is a famous maker of military-grade equipment in Austria. They were responsible for developing the highly capable Mercedes G-Wagon, and the Pinzgauer is its special forces relative. In fact, this Pinzgauer was good enough for the Swiss Army, and so we bet it can do whatever you need. The body was developed to maximize long-lasting efficiency. That's why you have features like the rigid panels ribbed for strength, a cab-forward design, and plenty of steel locking storage boxes. There's even a trailer hitch to carry along extra supplies. But even as serious as this machine is, this is the soft-top "M" model. So go-anywhere capabilities can be met with open-air convertible fun.
The interior is rugged, versatile, and provides you with pure function. The steering wheel feels purposeful and grippy, and the manual transmission is right where you want it. You do get a working heater, which is a welcomed piece that you don't find on all military-grade vehicles. The passenger area shows more of the military-grade engineering. The opposed bench seating will sit up to eight people total. But when there's not an entire squad that needs transporting, this easily transforms into a flat load floor capable of two NATO pallets. In fact, this has a full one-ton capacity!
When you take some time to look at the undercarriage photos, you will instantly understand what makes a Pinzgauer so special. It has fully independent suspension with portal axles built over a rugged tube chassis. The result is better ground clearance and individual angles for each wheel. The correct 2.5-liter motor is mounted along this rigid backbone that gives it sturdy position to power the front and rear axles. This is an air-cooled engine, and so has superior operation in extreme weather conditions. It has great low-end torque, and it's geared to take full advantage of it. Plus, the five-speed manual transmission is mated to a two-speed transfer case with shift-on-the-fly capability that was specifically designed to give exceptional off-road performance when the 4x4 is engaged. And it's impressive 4x4 prowess is enhanced further by modern BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires.
The sale comes with all the right pieces - everything from service manuals, to the owner's manual, to half-doors for those convertible days. There are even some spare parts for this tough-as-nails Austrian. So now that you know about the go-anywhere Pinzgauer, you realize that this one is being offered for quite an obtainable price. Don't miss out, call today!