1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing - 1835cc motor, close-ratio gearbox and hopped-up suspension

1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing - 1835cc motor, close-ratio gearbox and hopped-up suspension

1974 Volkswagen 181 Thing. The Volkswagen Type 181 was a two-wheel drive, four-door, convertible, off-road, military vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen from 1968 to 1983. Originally developed for the German Army, the Type 181 was also sold to the public, as the Kurierwagen in Germany, the Trekker in the United Kingdom, the Thing in the United States (1973-1974), and the Safari in Mexico. Civilian sales ended after model year 1980.

1974 Volkswagen 181 Thing. The Volkswagen Type 181 was a two-wheel drive, four-door, convertible, off-road, military vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen from 1968 to 1983. Originally developed for the German Army, the Type 181 was also sold to the public, as the Kurierwagen in Germany, the Trekker in the United Kingdom, the Thing in the United States (1973-1974), and the Safari in Mexico. Civilian sales ended after model year 1980.

VW Thing on Canary Island Tenerife - used to own two of these in the early '80s

VW Thing on Canary Island Tenerife - used to own two of these in the early '80s

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