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Old 24th August 2007, 15:08   #1
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Friends, I have been wanting to own a Halflinger for a Very Very long time, 20 years!!. Does anyone know where i could get one.
They were the ones that came in from Puch of Austria in the '60s chinese agression times. Had also seen some in auctions in the '70s, but was too late by when i could afford to buy one! they are around, though not in very good state. Wish we could import!! there are clubs dedicated to them.
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I think Diljeet Titus had one for sale. Check out the past issues of autocarindia or auto india - I remember seeing it advertised
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Hey hey scooby, you want the whole car or just half of it? lol

I think its a Haflinger. The only reason I stopped by this thread, is because a friend of ours in college had one. In fact there was a rather hilarious story of how his spring from under the wheel came flying out at Bandstand, Bandra while he took a sharp turn, lol.

Good luck with your quest.
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Boss, that was an error!! yes its the Haflinger from steyr puch.

a link for enthusiates:-
Steyr Puch Haflinger TDC - Series

The HAFLINGERS of Peter Fronius
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Was this the same one that HM tied up to make their RTV?
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guess its your lucky day uncle. found two of them in delhi. will find out if they are for sale they are long wheel base model. was wondering what it was called.
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Sirji, you mean you want one of these?



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ishan to the rescue for the pictures. this is one of the cars the other is at another location.
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OT : TB just doesnt fail to amaze me.....I didnt even know what a haflinger was, and you guys come up with pictures. And two for sale.

Good note to start the weekend on.
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I think Diljeet Titus had one for sale.
Well I will check with him if he still has it. He's in the UK right now though, so we'll have to wait till he returns.

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Was this the same one that HM tied up to make their RTV?
No, that was OKA, you can find more info here:

OKA

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OT : TB just doesnt fail to amaze me.....I didnt even know what a haflinger was, and you guys come up with pictures. And two for sale.

Good note to start the weekend on.
Hehehehe Rush, just keep an eye on the classics thread over the weekend, you just might be surprised!!
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Lucky you Scooby. Speedy and Ishan have found two Haflingers in Delhi itself.
Just a little word about Haflingers;
Built in Austria from 1958 to 1976 by Steyr Daimler Puch, the Haflinger was,
one of the most accomplished of all off-roaders, a small and light 4WD. Whilst all other 4WDs were big and heavy, The Haflinger took the other track, making it as light as possible. Powered by a 40 bhp, 700cc air-cooled 2-cylinder engine mounted in the rear, the drive went to two or four wheels with diff locks front and rear, and it rode on all-independent suspension.
They were small sized and had a short wheel-base and it could scale muddy inclines and leap across humpy terrain at a pace that could leave most other 4x4s floundering. Unfortunately, while it was a very capable off-roader, it was less endearing on the highway and was fairly expensive, thus it never sold in large numbers. Approximately about 16,000 were built.

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OT : TB just doesnt fail to amaze me.....I didnt even know what a haflinger was, and you guys come up with pictures. And two for sale.

Good note to start the weekend on.
GTO i said i found two haflingers i never said they were for sale. i said i would findout if they are for sale.
one car is the one that i showed ishan and he posted the picture and the other is with a collector.
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Dear Ishan and Speedy, Yes I want One for Sure, Please help me out!!
But you also Know I prefer a very clean and original one, Please.
Had bought one in 1979 Delhi STC, non working, and after 6 months sold it off, since didnt have the time to spend in delhi to work on the engine, to get her started

On of my far away cousins has one and have driven it, and its an Adventure to drive one around.
The engine is at the back yes and 4 people could lift it and carry it around!!

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Dear Ishan and Speedy, Yes I want One for Sure, Please help me out!!
But you also Know I prefer a very clean and original one, Please.
Had bought one in 1979 Delhi STC, non working, and after 6 months sold it off, since didnt have the time to spend in delhi to work on the engine, to get her started

On of my far away cousins has one and have driven it, and its an Adventure to drive one around.
The engine is below the drivers seat!! if I remember!
No, the Haflinger is a small, 4x4 with Maruti 800 like 12-inch wheels and a 646 cc motorcycle type twin horizontally opposed air-cooled engine developing under 30 bhp, mounted at the rear (not under the driver's seat).

Imagine an ultralight 500-600 kg 4x4 that can carry a payload of another 500-600 kg.
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Dear Ishan and Speedy, Yes I want One for Sure, Please help me out!!
Expect an update by this weekend. let's see what comes up. Had enquired about the one Titus had but looks like he's sold it. Will know for sure when he's back this week.
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