More Pinzgauer Stuff
Here is a link to the original SDP Pinzgauer factory video from 1972. It is in Windows Media Player format and is quite large. To minimize bandwidth usage, please download the file instead of playing it as streaming media. To download it just "right click" and "save the target (file)". This WMV is from the original film acquired by our own Per Eliasen. It is not copyrighted. The soundtrack and narration are priceless..
Makes you want to go buy a 716 or 718...
Dennis Williams from Linden Engineering is a great sponsor of our club and one of the best Pinzgauer mechanic in the United States. Check out his website..
Steyr Pinzgauer Brochures (716-718 models). Click on any thumbnail for a full size image
Parts and technical information
The best source for Pinzgauer technical info is K. Juergen Schoepf's SDP-Pinzgauer site. Juergen has assembled some great technical information.
Parts Cross reference.
Note: Not all of these have been checked. Some part #'s simply do not exist from NAPA
Why a Pinzgauer?
The Pinzgauer is a relatively "new" vehicle in the U.S. Restrictions on all import vehicles mandate that anything imported must be 25 years or older. The Pinzgauers imported/brought into the US were typically made from 1972-1976. And only have been "seriously" imported since 1998. The majority of Pinzgauers were purchased at Swiss military auctions by dealers who import and sell the vehicles here.
To many, buying a 25+ year old ex-military vehicle would seem like a project only for the serious military collector. Or a mechanic resigned to spending several hundred hours or maintaining a cranky vehicle. In all honesty, the Pinzgauer has proven that the original qualities that made this vehicle so appealing to the Swiss military (capability, reliability, & versatility) have also made them an excellent choice as a fun "do everything" vehicle here in the states...today!
The prices for Pinzgauers vary of course. A bone stock 710M (4 wheels, soft top) will usually run anywhere from only $9000-$12000 depending on condition. 712M's (6 wheel versions will cost from $14000-$16000. Consider what this nominal investment gets you.
Some Pinzgauer owners choose to put many thousands of dollars in their trucks with custom paint, seats, wheels, winches, and other options to truly make their trucks look better or ride nicer, While others choose to leave theirs stock, with OD paint, rust, and dents! The great thing about the Pinzgauer, is that putting a lot of money into a truck doesn't really make it that much more of a capable truck... A stock Pinzgauer can pretty much go wherever a modified truck can go, unlike other vehicles that require a great deal of money to make them more capable.
Pinzgauers are used all over the US. from daily transportation, to family fun vehicles, to exotic off road and winery tour "buses". In the more than three decades since these vehicles were selected by the Swiss military as their "jeep" or "Humvee" they are again proving their value to a whole new generation of Americans.
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