Puch 230 GE Multifunctional Camping Vehicle

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Lorinser goes beyond a basic restoration, turning this Puch 230 GE into a full mini-motorhome
Lorinser goes beyond a basic restoration, turning this Puch 230 GE into a full mini-motorhome
Lorinser Classic

Usually the term “Swiss Army camper” denotes a multifunctional camping vehicle (or kit) with swiveling and folding components meant to quickly transform on the fly. Such designs rarely ever have any material connection to Switzerland’s actual armed forces. But in the case of this Lorinser Puch 230 GE, the term comes to mean a motorhome with verifiable Swiss Army roots. After finishing its military career in Switzerland, the 1993 G-Wagen becomes a worldly adventure rig, marrying an ornate high-roof camper body with a super-efficient two-sleeper interior complete with solar-backed power and microwave.

As G-Class aficionados know all too well, Mercedes’ rugged 4×4 is built by Austria’s Magna Steyr, previously Steyr-Daimler-Puch. It was originally sold as the Puch G in several markets outside of Germany, including both Austria and Switzerland. Earlier this year, Germany’s Lorinser Classic got its hands on a few dozen ex-Swiss military Puchs and began selling them. The high-roof models look something like this in basic form:

Lorinser also sells hardtop Puch 230 GE models without the motorhome love

Lorinser also sells hardtop Puch 230 GE models without the motorhome love
Lorinser Classic

While customers can pick up a basic high-roof 230 GE starting around €15,500 (approx. US$16,825), Lorinser goes much further with #25881, transforming it into a compact off-road motorhome perfect for open-ended adventure trips. The map covered bit isn’t a motorhome module, just a redecorated original body with fresh paint on its lower section.

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