22-02-11

The first

Got this press release picture in my mailbox today, straight from Italy.  It shows the first 181 aka the prototype.  It is dated august 69 on the back.   It shows some features that later production models didn't have: 1 rib under the doors, no stamped out base for the VW logo, 7 vents for the air intake, ...   but one feature is very specific for the first 181: the doors with sharp corners.  And that car does look good with black rims and chromed hubcaps.

 

If someone could give an explanation what that strange thing above the front fender could be, shout!

 

prototyp 181f.jpg

 

 

 

21:39 Gepost door Doc*181 in Literature | Permalink | Commentaren (5) |  Facebook |

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I guess it maybe the exhaust for the heater?

Gepost door: Sander | 24-02-11

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Ik denk dat het de uitlaat van de standkachel is.
I guess maybe it is the exhaust for the heater.

Gepost door: Sander | 24-02-11

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Isn't that toxic, driving with an open car?

Gepost door: stef | 25-02-11

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@ stef: when it is very cold and you need to use the heater... you must be a diehard to drive around with the top open. ;-)

Gepost door: Pieter-Jan / Erfdeel Kluisbergen | 25-02-11

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hello Pieter-Jan
All the cars for the italian market had to have side mounted flashing indicators.
Option M42
Greetings Philippe

Gepost door: el_safari | 28-04-11

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