11-05-09

Prototype

We all know that there was a preserie of 16 Vw type 181 in 1968. Apparently all these cars were re-used for service in the German army. At the meeting of erembodegem I met a nice chap who had some pictures in his possesion of a strange looking VW 181. No doubt about it: pictures that pre-dated the preserie: the first prototype? The doors had straight angles. It had a beetle rear view mirror and white sunvisors! Strangely enough, some of these pictures were used in an Norwegian ad for the VW 181.prototyp1

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05-04-09

schuco new release 1:87

In a set: "die Ludolfs". Apparently, these cars are miniture models of real cars, owned by the 4 Ludolf brothers. The 181 has the BGS color, a dull green. (see the posting below).decoration

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01-02-09

For the collectors

for sale on Ebay: an original press photograph of the vw 181 (in the picture one of the 16 prototypes).pess

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31-01-09

Striping

An option in the US: striping! Two kinds of striping were available, the plain "the Thing" in a black banner and a colorfull green/blue striping. Makes the car more sporty... doesn't it? :-))stripesa

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26-01-09

Radio vehicle

Interesting picture... showing the rails for fixing the radio equipment. radio

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02-01-09

2009

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09-12-08

60.269

were made of these in Mexico. Not in this remarkable paintjob, though. This picture comes from the book "a never ending story", a book full of mexico vw facts.mexflip

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