NOT a Steyr Daimler Puch ! :)

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NOT a Steyr Daimler Puch ! :)

Post by David Dunn » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:32 pm

I am the proud owner of an UK manufactured Automotive Technik Pinzgauer 718K TUM(HD) 6x6 FFR

Unlike SDP made TDs, this has a VW 2.5TDI engine ( the 5 cylinder version of the VW 4 cylinder 1.9TDI)
4 speed automatic, also Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Braking Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Traction Control (ETC)
And as a FFR ( Fitted For Radio) has a 2nd set of batteries in a battery box in the inside the left rear door and a junction box on the right side.
It arrived at my doorstep with 264 miles on the odometer :mrgreen:

A prime example of being in the right place at the right time. :D
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Re: NOT a Steyr Daimler Puch ! :)

Post by Buggy Man » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:24 pm

So the diesels can now be imported?! That's great news! last time I looked at them they weren't importable to the USA.
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Re: NOT a Steyr Daimler Puch ! :)

Post by David Dunn » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:14 pm

This Pinzgauer was the North American sales demonstrator for Stewart/ Stevenson who had the Pinzgauer sales rights in NA. When the S/S sold to Armour Holdings then to BAE ( who shut down the Pinzgauer plant in the UK), the truck was sent to the "back 40" at the FMTV plant in Sealy (and forgotten) and was offered to me to bid on before the facilities were closed. I've been told that only 3 UK manufactured Pinzgauers are in private hands.

As far as TD Pinzes being imported, legally they still must be 25 years old, and up to 1990 , roughly 2000 716/718 were made. There are 15 or so 718s (6x6TD) that came out of GL a few years back.

As some may know, I had a 716 (4x4 TD) for roughly 10 years and a 710 and 712 (gas 4x4 and 6x6) before that, the powers that be at BAE thought I'd be a good caretaker of this Pinzgauer. :D
From the scant info I have gotten, I am guessing less than 8000 TD Pinzes were ever made and probably less than 800 with the 2.5 TDI engine. All the other TDs had the 2.4 engine
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Haflinger 700APT
101FC Vampire
2 Supacat MK2A
Supacat Flipit trailer
Supacat RAF bomb disposal trailer
Sankey MK2 field cooking trailer
Sankey MK3 trailer
M422A1- sold
Pinzgauer 716 - sold

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Re: NOT a Steyr Daimler Puch ! :)

Post by David Dunn » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:22 pm

BTW,this truck's build is probably most responsible for me getting the Pinzgauer.

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M1094
Haflinger 700APT
101FC Vampire
2 Supacat MK2A
Supacat Flipit trailer
Supacat RAF bomb disposal trailer
Sankey MK2 field cooking trailer
Sankey MK3 trailer
M422A1- sold
Pinzgauer 716 - sold

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