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Classic Car Cultist: VW Type 181

by Volkswagen from 1969 to the Type 181 “Kurierwagen” remains a day cult classic throughout the This lightweight utilitarian traces its roots from the 1 Beetle and later the World War II Depending on location, the vehicle was known as the Trekker in the UK, the Thing in the US, and the in Mexico. Just looking at the it’s easy to see what this automobile from the of the pack.

The 181’s popularity is most a direct result of the car’s styling and aesthetics. Exterior include angular edges, doors and windows, and a folding The interior follows a similar with flat bench and painted steel door With the right mix of a totally look and humorous drive roaring around with 55 the 181 is an all in all perfect car to collect a cult-like

Recently the Thing has been by actors like Drew in 50 First Dates . Matthew in Surfer Dude . and Dustin in Meet the Fockers movies rely on charismatic and fun characters. The VW 181 helps each actor up their role, somewhat how a propeller beanie can make look good.

Kübelwagen, the abbreviation for Kübelsitzwagen, to “bucket-seat car”. Historically the referred to a broad range of vehicles with deep seats and a lack of doors. The Type 181, or Thing, a brief showing in the US from to 1975. Sadly, the American was dropped because of new, strict, safety rules the Department of Transportation created as a to lighter and more dangerous manufactured after the first crisis.

The Thing included a rear 1.5 or 1.6L H4 using a manual In the United States, the Type 181 sells from $3,000 for a special and up to $15,000 for a well model. As usual, the highest vehicles have original and low mileage. Occasional prices can get the $20,000 — $40,000 especially as restoration techniques and popularity for the Thing continues to toward the heavens. The band Street Spankers even a song which covers exact topic, about kind of car God might drive if he to keep his anonymity on Earth.” their opinion, the Thing is not the best car for anonymity.

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