Austrian Army Knife: 1974 Pinzgauer – SOLD!

Jan 2020 | Truckin Tuesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

March 1st Update – While updating our database we confirmed the Craigslist post for this unique vehicle expired.  With no replacement listing found, we calling this one “Sold!”

When a Hummer or Unimog just isn’t good enough, get a Pinzgauer like the 1974 Troop Carrier listed on Craigslist smack dab in the middle of the Jersey Pine Barrens in Woodland, New Jersey.  The current caretaker is asking $35,000 for his unique vehicle.  While we don’t have access to a reliable resource on pricing, based on others we’ve featured in the past this price seems to be on the high end.

The Steyr-Daimler-Puch company located in Graz, Austria originally developed the Pinzgauer line (named after an Austrian breed of horse) in the late 1960s and manufactured and manufactured the vehicles through 2000. Military units across the world consider Pinzgauers among the most capable all-terrain vehicles ever made.

While a Pinzgauer will likely get you there, it will not do it very fast as its top speed is only 68 mph. While very slow, the example presented here can carry nine of your closest friends or troops and can tow 11,000 pounds on pavement or 3,307 off-road. With its air-cooled gas engine and sealed central differentials with portal axles, Pinzauers have proven themselves to be very reliable and easy to work on.  The Pinzgauer’s combination of a central tube chassis design with a transaxle distributes the vehicle’s weigh evenly at a relatively low center of gravity contributes to its high mobility. Like Mercedes’ Unimog, Pinzgauers utilize portal axles to provide extra clearance over obstacles.

The seller does not provide any detail other than to say his Pinzgauer is “well kept and well maintained” so you’ll need to call him directly to get more information.  Also let us know whether the target human is included as part of the sale.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s brief description:

“1974 Pinzgauer – well kept and maintained.

Do you have a Pinzgauer story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

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