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Haflinger

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Dating from 1958 to 1976 and built by Steyr Daimler Puch, the Haflinger is a pocket - size 4WD that four strong men can lift. Mechanical muscle usually means increased weight which can leave wheels churning impotently in mud or sand. The Haflinger took the other tack - adding lightness means the vehicle often walks through trouble and, if not, it is at least easy to extract on those "bad 4WD days".

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Small size and a short wheel-base mean a small load-tray unless you go for a forward-control design. That's the Haflinger, logical really. Unfortunately those attributes, while making a very capable off-roader, made it expensive and less endearing on the highway, so it never sold in large numbers. Today Haflingers are collected by enthusiasts.

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Anti-freeze - not me!

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Yes, Haflingers really are that small.

Haflinger 700 AP.

  • soft-top, 2 seats + 2, 2 "doors"
  • loa: 2830mm, width: 1350mm, height: 1740mm (canopy)
  • wheelbase: 1500mm, track: 1130mm/1130mm, grnd clearance: 240mm
  • approach: 45, departure: 40 turning radius: 7m ? -->
  • air-cooled, 643cc, petrol, 2-cyls, carb', 2-valves/cyl, ohv
  • bore: 80mm, stroke: 64mm, c.r.: 7:1 (or 6.7:1 or 7.8:1)
  • power: 24ps at 4500rpm
  • transmission: 4m, part-time 4WD
  • suspension: swing axles & coils, brakes: drum/drum

Go to the Steyr Daimler Puch or Pinzgauer pages


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