Pinzgauers have attained an almost mythical quality in the autoblogosphere. As befits a myth, the well beyond competent Austrian military and off-road vehicle is not that common, certainly not in the United States. Rich Weinkauf brings his 1972 Pinzgauer 712rr with six wheel drive to Ypsilanti’s Orphan Car Show every year. I can’t really say that it’s an orphan because I don’t think Pinzgauers have ever officially been on sale in the States, but orphan cars are whatever show organizer and Hudson enthusiast Jack Miller says they are. Apparently someone made a fuss about a Australian Ford Falcon in the show, but I figure that most people who come to an orphan car show are looking for oddball vehicles, not orthodox adherence to what defines an orphan car. The video above was shot at this year’s event, the photos below are from last year.
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