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Volkswagen 181

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The 181 was also sold in the market and enjoyed brief in the United States in the mid-1970s the name VW Thing . The vehicle was referred to as the Safari . the Mehrzweckwagen . the . and the Trekker .

The rated payload of the 181 for military use was 400 kg, and being a general vehicle, acted as a command, dispatch, or radio vehicle. military equipment included an headlamp blackout covers, lighting system, map light, suppression ingition wires, aid kit, four rifle front skid plate, a a starting handle, towing towing hook, and a wheel

For civilian use, the 181 was marketed as a vehicle. Attractive features the convertible top, removable and a collapsible windshield. The vehicle was in orange, yellow, avocado or white. The convertible top was offered in tan, white or army Like its cousin the Volkswagen the Thing featured rear drive with a stock cc dual port air-cooled in the rear.

Type 181s were using the Karmann Ghia incorporating the reduction gearing the VW Bus until 1973 when independent rear suspension the swing axle version. of the stampings were lifted existing models to save on

The Type 181 was sold as the Thing in the States in 1973 and 1974 and as the in Mexico from 1972 1977. A right hand version, the Trekker (Type was built for the UK market. After Type 181s abandoned the gasoline heater in the US in favor of an heat exchange similar to the Military versions kept the statonary heater for the production


Volkswagen 181

US-spec T181s had the elephant’s taillights sourced from the other T181s used the lenses from the 1960s-era 2.

The Acapulco Thing . originally for the Las Brisas Hotel in Acapulco, with running boards, upholstery and paint schemes, and a top. Acapulcos are identified by striped paint scheme and offered in orange and white, and white, green and white, or and white.

Between 1969 and the Type 181 was produced in Germany. 1973 until 1980 took place in Mexico. production numbers are vague, and from 70,495 to almost that at 140,768.

In North America, the Thing was for failure to comply with safety standards for passenger Rather than redesign the Volkswagen abandoned the US market and the last 181s were in the United States in 1974. continued to produce vehicles for and Civilian Defence in Germany 1983.

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