Protect the Neighborhood in this Pinzgauer Troopy
With the holidays just around the corner, finding a gift for your special someone isn’t always as easy as it should be. For instance, what do you get the guy or gal who has owned and driven everything under the sun?Well, a big ex-Swiss Army Pinzgauer 710K troop carrier isn’t a bad start. Interested? This one’s for sale on eBay (see link at bottom), with plenty of time left to bid. Just know that it isn’t exactly fast. RELATED: Brabus tuned the mighty Mercedes G63 6x6 up to 700-horsepower
How not fast? These Pinz tend to top out just north of 60 mph. Underneath its boxy features lies a 2.5-liter air-cooled four-cylinder engine, good for around 90 horsepower. That grunt can be sent to all four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and high/low-range transfer case. And when the going gets really tough, front and rear hydraulic locking differentials make best use of the 710K’s torque band.
Inside, it’s just about as rugged as one might expect an ex-Army vehicle to be. The Pinzgauer comes fitted for duty with seating for six in the middle, generous rear cargo room, plenty of brown décor, and a handy pop-up hatch in the roof. Crucially, there’s a CD player, radio, and genuine Swiss Army iPod connection. Okay, we made that part up, but yes there is an iPod plug.
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According to the seller, Copley Motorcars of Needham, Massachusetts, the Austrian-built 4x4 comes with its original owner's manual and shows a rather paltry 24,000 miles on the odometer. The want is strong with this one; imagine finding this under the tree in late December. Find it listed here.
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