Fiat Panda with 4WD system designed and engineered at Steyr-Puch in Austria. Well known for engineering and building the Mercedes Gwagen; VW Iltis and the VW Vanagon Sycro as well as the legendary Pinzgauer. As well as specialized 4WD systems for many other interesting vehicles.
Pandas are capable off-road and also efficient & reliable. This one is straight and in pretty average condition. Interesting and fun vehicle for a fair price.
More info from AWDWiki- Panda 4×4 – Part-time all wheel drive. Rear axle engaged manually by the driver using the lever located between the seat.
The Panda 4×4 was launched in June 1983, it was powered by a 965 cc engine with 48 bhp (36 kW) derived from that in the Autobianchi A112. Known simply as the Panda 4×4, this model was the first small, transverse-engined production car to have a 4WD system. The system itself was manually selectable, with an ultra-low first gear. Under normal (on-road) conditions starting was from second, with the fifth gear having the same ratio as fourth in the normal Panda. Austrian company Steyr-Puch supplied the entire drivetrain (clutch, gearbox, power take-off, three-piece propshaft, rear axle including differential and brakes) to the plant at Termini Imerese where it was fitted to the reinforced bodyshell.
Figure: fiat panda 4×4
Figure: fiat panda 4×4 rear axle
Figure: fiat panda 4×4 gearbox and power transfer to the rear axle
Figure: fiat panda 4×4 inclinometer
Figure: fiat panda 4×4 logo