Very Rare 712K Pinzgauer 6-wheel drive, SUV-type vehicle
|This 1975 vehicle is
very unusual. There are about 500 civilian Pinzgauers in this country. Most of
them are 4-wheel drive pickup-type rigs (710M). There are a number of 6X6
pickup-types (712M), and a few 4X4 SUV-types (710K). There are a few 6X6
ambulances. To my knowledge, this is the only 6X6 SUV-type (712K) Pinzgauer in
the US at the present time, except for one other, owned by the factory. A
Pinzgauer must be at least 25 years old to be imported into the US for civilian
use. These models have gasoline air-cooled engines. The frame is tubular. The
front wheels can be engaged, giving 6-wheel drive. The rear 4 wheels are under
power all the time. All differentials are lockable from the dash. The T-case has
high and low range. The low/low ratio is about 65:1. Top highway speed of this
rig is 63 miles per hour.
It carries 40 gallons of gasoline, 20 gallons in the main tank, and 5 gallons in each of 4 gas cans in separate racks on the outside of the vehicle. Highway mileage is from 10 to 15 miles per gallon, depending on conditions. This vehicle is an excellent off-road rig, and is an ideal family-camping vehicle. It holds an amazing amount of equipment and supplies, because of the extra space afforded by the cab-over design. Parts are readily available, through several dealers and importers in this country.
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