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1978 Pinzgauer article, via WCXC

Did you know that in the late 1970s Steyr-Puch contemplated bringing the Pinzgauer to the U.S.? I recently found this June, 1978, Car and Driver article in which a young David E. Davis, Jr. (who later went on to found Automobile magazine) writes about driving a Pinzgauer 710K as a year-long test vehicle.

At the time, the estimated base price was $30,000 ($108,928 in 2014 dollars). As far as I’ve been able to find out, they were never imported to the U.S. when new.

It’s interesting to read a first-hand report of the driving experience, having never had a chance to get behind the wheel myself. See the scans of the article after the jump or link to them at the source site below.

1978 Car and Driver article, Pinzgauer article
Other articles from the same website

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There’s a new magazine on the horizon. Stay Wild it will be called. It’s going to cover the camping, surfing, skating, motorcycle, art, coffee shops—the whole bit, basically. They’re going to make stuff, clothes, socks, and the like. They’re going to do it with style (and with your help, if you’d like to contribute). And—bonus—the magazine will be free.

It’s being launched by Portland art director, Justin “Scrappers” Morrison. If you’d like, you can join me in helping them take flight over at Kickstarter. They’re planning to launch this spring. The Kickstarter campaign runs through the end of March.

Good luck wild ones!

Stay Wild Kickstarter Project
Stay Wild Magazine

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