Yellow Horse: 1974 Pinzgauer 712M Project – SOLD!

Mar 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

April 15th 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 just won’t do, get a Pinzgauer! We like this non-running 712M model listed on Craigslist in Fairfax, Virginia where the private seller is currently asking $15,000 or best offer for their Pinzie.  Several sales here on confirm the seller’s asking price is in line with similar running models sold on that site.

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 the standard 710M 4×4 is very capable in its own right, the example here with its six-wheel-drive (6×6) configuration takes it up another notch by providing even better flotation and capability in rough terrain.  While not as fast as a Humvee on dry roads, Pinzgauers carry more troops and move faster over rough trails.

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, 714M like 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.

Unlike the drab olive painted examples we typically come across, we love the bright yellow hue painted on this 712M combined with the bright polished aluminum wheels. While the seller indicates their Pinzie needs electrical troubleshooting combined with two new batteries for the 24 volt electrical system, if you’re willing to put the time in to troubleshoot the fault you’ll end up with an extremely capable off-road vehicle we doubt you’ll run into while out of the trail.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

 1974 Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer (Pinzie) 712M
 Air-cooled, In-line 4 cylinder, 5 speed
 True 6X6 drive
 Registered & Insured as a Van


– Painted Yellow
– Rag Top (Black, Insulated)
– Retractable Rear Step
– Reinforced Front Bumper
– Alloy Wheels (17X8.5)
– New Front Seats
– Recovered Backseats (14 – 2 up front, 12 in back)
– New Seatbelts throughout
– Rear Heater
– Hitch w/ 2” Receiver
– Interior Rhino-lined (Yellow)
– Rancho RS9000 9-way Shocks
– 40 gal Stainless Steel Gas Tank
– Yokohoma Tires
– Custom Light Bar
– 5-bar Interior Door Panels
– Exhaust relocated from side to rear

– Needs electrical work (Schematic available)
– Also needs 2X 12V Batteries (24V system)


$15,000.00 OBO

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