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1973 VW Thing

We don't see many of these, so I thought I would post a couple of pictures.  From wikipedia, "Manufactured in Wolfsburg, Germany (1968–1974), Hannover, Germany (1974–1983), Puebla, Mexico (1970–1980), and Jakarta, Indonesia (1973–1980), the Type 181 shared its mechanicals with Volkswagen's Type 1 (Beetle); its platform with the pre-1968 Volkswagen Microbus;[2] and its concept with the company's Kübelwagen, which had been used by the German military during World War II."

These are pretty cool little cars/trucks.  This one is in real nice shape and belongs to one of our park hill neighbors.  We fitted it with new front ball joints, tie rods, brake lines and wheel cylinders and it really drives a lot better.  Since it shares many of its parts with more common volkswagen vehicles, the parts are readily available.