01-05-07

Prototype

You wouldn't say it, but yes: they made prototypes and testcars to study the new vehicle. In 1968 VW made 16 prototypes to be tested by the German army. A big mystery about these cars because no-one really knows what happened afterwards with those proto-181. Our best guess is that they were redone in 1970 and went in Bundeswehr service.The picture below shows us the only known survivor of the prototype-serie (left). Easy to spot the difference with the later production type on the right: there is one rib less under the doors and the prototype lacks the embossed support for the VW-emblem on the front panel.If you see a 181 with one rib: you are very lucky... or just watching at a bad repairjob.proto

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Fine by me...181

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30-04-07

Catwalk

Even French military troops drove them! Picture is taken on a parade in Berlin... the French sector.berlin181 source: http://www.181spirit.com 

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29-04-07

Top of the tops

Flexibility... that's what we expect from our 181. The image below shows us the choice of tops that are available. Softtop (EUR&US), Bikinitop (new accessoire US), Acapulcotop (original accessoire US) and the Hardtop (original accessoire US).tops2

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Wildlife

A perfect huntingvehicle... which makes a lot of noise! If you wake up the animals, bare the consequence.Comic_2Nice drawing from Pascal Meslet

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Rollbar

Not that common in Europe but a well known accessoire in the US. It does look strange on a standard height 181 but I'm convinced: it's damn save to have one. rollbarrollbar2

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28-04-07

A blog is born

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