Fear the Coming Zombiepocalypse? Not Anymore, You Won't!

Never, EVER gets cut off in traffic.
Never, EVER gets cut off in traffic.

This whole saga started out as a tip from damnElantra, aka jeremy! on a great eBay listing. We’ve talked several times on what would be the ideal starting-point for building a Post-Apocalyptic Taco Truck. Jeremy can always be counted on to find some of the most awesome vehicles out there, and this was no exception.

If the upcoming A-Team movie used this van, I'd go see it.
If the upcoming A-Team movie used this van, I'd go see it.

The listing is for a 1984 Pinzgauer, with a 6cyl turbo-diesel, in what appears to be fantastic condition. The price is gradually climbing fairly high, and there seems to be quite a bit of interest, so it should fetch quite a bit of money. But this is only the starting point of the story.
Because I’m trying to write this on my netbook, I haven’t had any luck at all in pulling the pictures out of the ad. On a long-shot, I decided to head over to Google Images to see if it was indexed; en route, I made a remarkable discovery of my own.
Decisions, decisions. How can I choose?
Decisions, decisions. How can I choose?

I stumbled across a company out of Laval, Quebec that may be one of the saviours of civilization itself in the upcoming Zombiepocalypse. Called Pinzgauer Canada, they specialize not only in Pinzgauers, but also in Unimogs, Gelandewagens, Haflingers and a heavily modified version of the Swedish Hagglund. They not only service them, but import them, inspect them, tune them, restore them, legalize them and sell them as readily-registered Canadian vehicles. For American customers, they work with the buyer to insure that they will be road-legal in the state they will be moving to.
Let’s face it, if we’re not seriously contemplating buying one of these things, we’re being irresponsible. Now I just have to decide. The Unimog is probably the best-looking; the Gelandewagen is the most conventional; the Pinzgauer is available in the most different configurations; the Hagglund is amphibious.
How are we supposed to decide!? Well, either way, I think it’s time so start saving some money, so I can fork it over to Pinzgauer Canada.

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  1. I'm fortunate enough to have actually driven a Pinzgauer off-road, and found it to be extremely capable. The independent suspension has incredible travel, and doesn't beat you up. The engine is funky, five cylinders, air cooled, laid over on it's side. Sounds kinda like a VW. Adequate power. I'd love to have one.

  2. I say, rather than trying to decide which one to get, we get a group together and everyone buys something different. Dearthair buys a Pinzgauer, I'll buy a Unimog, someone else can buy the G-Wagen, etc. Then, we pick a meeting place — maybe the Grand Tetons — and when the zombie apocalypse begins we each head there and meet up with the rest of the group, along the way picking up survivors.
    Yes, I think this could work.
    PS: Fuzzy can bring his Volvo 240.

  3. I'll stick with a K-5 Blazer 1973-1986. Maybe not quite as good off road, but you can fix just about any part of it with an adjustable wrench, pliers, and a screwdriver. Plus with the Chevy V-8 and TH-400 or TH-350 you can pretty much find parts on the side of the road or ANY junkyard in North America. For the price of this Pinz, I could find a nice K-5 and buy $15k worth of ammo! Maybe spend only $10k on ammo and spend another $5k on mods (skid plates, lift kit, good tires, minor engine mods) and maybe a gasifacation unit so the Chevy could run on wood scaps and Zombie parts.
    Don't get me wrong I would love a Pinz or Unimog, they just don't make sense in the long run.

  4. i would go for a Pinz any day, a mog is great if you need to haul a lot (15,000 lbs) but cruising speed is about 45 mph and you are looking at 12 mpg at best. Where as the 4×4 pinz will cruise at 60 mph(6×6 is about 55) and it isa much more managleble size and has better power to wieght ratio. I gues syou can tell which i want 🙂 just can't decide on 6×6 or 4×4

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