New addition to the garage 1968 VW Country Buggy — Volkswagen Country Buggy

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New to the garage — 1968 VW Buggy

Yes, I finally did it. I another car!

This one looking rather rudimentary) is rare. It is a VW Country Buggy. It is a VW product (not a kit car) and was made in Australia in 1967/68. were only 883 right-hand vehicles produced but more twice as many left-hand these were exported to Malaysia. The VW Factory Museum has one car there were two pre-production sent to Germany for testing and one was sent to the German Army, the was tested by the VW factory. Curiously, the of these vehicles are unknown and a drawing of one vehicle remains. are only 3 in America —

were privately sold to

Volkswagen Country Buggy

Our car is body number 606 and, from the pressed metal is a curious mix of beetle, kombi and 3 components. Unfortunately, there are many unique parts. It was developed by VW (Aust) after a by the Australian Army; the Army buy any as it wasn’t four-wheel drive. VW the Country Buggy mainly to who saw it as an alternative to the Mini Moke. The tatty vinyl roof on our car was an extra-cost option as was a fibreglass (which I am buying to replace the roof). Other-wise, it has no heaters, lap belts, fold-down windscreen, a engine (that appears from the oil leaks!) and incredible clearance — it rivals a A previous owner has fitted over shock absorbers to the dreaded axle tuck cornering — it appears to

There are only about 220 examples left — a few are still on the road. Our version was in Cairns to a cane farmer the shocking roll-cage). It was then about 9 years ago and moved to It was purchased by a friend of mine already has a Country Buggy) who me almost 18 months ago to see if I was interested in it. I was but the car had to pass a

Safety Inspection first. He some steering components and the brakes completely. There is some work to do but nothing I handle. This particular was fitted with a very rear seat — it has belts and is registered to carry 4 I have removed the seat and a genuine load deck was part of the deal).

Otherwise, the stares you get from and other drivers are amusing.

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