Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pull My Haflinger: 1969 Steyr-Daimler-Puch Haflinger Pathfinder X2

Do you think a Pinzgauer High Mobility All Terrain Vehicle is gonna get you street cred at the next hipster convention? Sure, it might...but everybody has one. What you need is to go uber-meta.  Pre-pre.  Re-imagine your paradigm and become the meta-hipster that you think you are. What you need is something less reliable, slower, more likely to kill you in a 5mph crash with a bag of mashmallows than the Pinzguaer -- what you need is a Haflinger.  Find this pair of 1969 Steyr-Daimler-Puch Haflinger Pathfinders here on eBay bidding for $2,015 reserve-not-met located in Surrey, BC, Canada.

The Haflinger Type Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle is a family of 4X4 military vehicles built from 1959 to 1975 by Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG in Graz, Austria.  Like the Pinzgauer, the Haflinger is named after an Austrian breed of horse, and was designed as a light troop carrier to replace the dilapidated Jeeps driven by the Austrian army.

Power in the Haflinger (this one is a Pathfinder model sold in the US) comes from a 643 cc flat-twin opposed air-cooled engine.  Ground clearance is great because the little mountain goat is equipped with locking diffs front and rear, as well as portal axles attached to both front and rear swing arm suspension. 

 See a better car for cruising your neighborhood after the zombie apocalypse?

1 comment:

  1. It looks like it caught fire and they put it out with red paint. And yet, it is oddly appealing.


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