712K Pinzgauer 6-wheel drive
Upgraded and Modified:
Warn winch 8274
Front and rear
Less than 3000 miles
Right side view
Custom skid plates
Left and right
Diamond plate and
Eberspacher BN4 Completely
24-12 volt converter
in rear section
The 712K Pinzgauer 6X6.
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
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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Front cab and rear seats:
Stereo, CB radio, CD changer, on-the-dash
remote, and GPS unit (GPS unit not included):
Winch, Hella light, rearview video, sideview video:
The blind spot in a 712 Pinz:
Sideview video (note - the Grand Cherokee isn't visible in either the inside rearview mirror, or the righthand exterior mirror):
Hatch, video monitor:
Folding rear steps:
Generator compartment (generator not included):
Rear Cargo Section (note - exhaust
extension for extra internal generator):
Skid plates and batteries (right protects gas tank, left protects batteries):
Custom cabinet, and 24-12
Eberspacher Gasoline BN4 Heater,
Tires, receiver hitch, 6WD & diff locking levers on dash:
The 712K on the Pinzgauer
Treffen, Leadville, Colorado, August 2000: