26-08-09

Spare gas can

I suppose I don't have to introduce this at the vw181/thing audience? It is the well known spare gas can, specific for the 181. It fits nicely in the spare wheel under the bonnet. The reason why i post this picture is that it has that strange number stencilled on, doesn't it? Not that strange! This number is the license plate number of the Bundeswehr vehicle that carried this can. Bundeswehr license plates allways begins with an "Y-". Often all items on those military cars were marked so it was easier to hold the lot together. reservetank

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25-08-09

Mexican safari ad

A b/w ad from Mexico! A hunting scene... and why not throw some bloody fesents on the bonnet? Ah...camp life, we men like that!mexican ad

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19-08-09

Pingo - not a vw 181

Long time ago I posted a picture of a kitcar named Pingo. Here some other pictures of those rare Uruguayan car. Only 12 of these fibreglass cars were made. Not that bad because this copie misses the 'finesse' of the real car. pingo2pingopingo3

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18-08-09

1971 Volkswagen line up

Volkswagen made a few ads like these: the complete vw fleet in one shot. And strange enough another 181 in the ad in a color which was not available. Some kind of dull grey?ad 1970

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17-08-09

Police 181

Fear the law! Or not... This picture is a screenshot from one of the Herbie movies (Herbie goes bananas). So it might be a fake and not a genuine police car. herbie police

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14-08-09

Win a Thing!

... in 1975.win a thing

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13-08-09

Invasion time...

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