15k: Steyr-Daimler-Puch: 1975 Pinzgauer 710K 4X4

The Pinzgauer High Mobility All Terrain Vehicle is a family of 4X4 military vehicles built from
1971 to 2000 by Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG in Graz, Austria.  Named after an Austrian breed of horse, the Pinzgaur was the result of military light troop transport needs but makes a surprisingly good 4X4 apocalypse prep, weekend fun or daily driver for the criminally insane.  Find this 1975 Pinzgauer 710K 4×4 currently bidding on ebay for $12,100 with 5 days to go, located in Dumont, CO.

The 710K denotes a 4X4  model (712 models are 6X6) with a hardtop station wagon style setup (M is soft-top 10-passenger, T is flat bed and AMB are ambulance varieties).  Out of all the Pinzgauer setups it is the most friendly for a lunatic who wants to drive this every day.  Seriously, if you had a short commute how is this any different from a Land Crusher or HD pickup?  Other than being better in every way, of course.

Imagine you’ve finished your Costco shopping and are picking the kids up from soccer practice — another parent asks if you can help shuttle his kid to karate, Celtic dance or some other expensive/worthless activities that will never translate into anything — not enough room in the Mazda CX-7 or whatever mid-sized SUV “normal” people purchase, but in the Pinzgauer it isn’t a problem in the least bit.  You could tow a bus out of a ditch and ford a river on the way home. 

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