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.
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).
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? :-))
Interesting picture... showing the rails for fixing the radio equipment.
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.