08-11-09

Press release picture 1973-74

With the introduction of the large air intakes came a new set of press release pictures. The mirrors were moved from the doors to the pillar in front of the door. When the car was used without the doors, the mirrors stays fixed at the car. Still visible is the hole in the door were the mirror used to be fixed. This car has a bumper in the same color as the body, production line cars had black bumpers from now on.prototyp 181d

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Press release picture 1977

The last version of the 181. That little thing in front of the gas filler cap seems to be a small blinker? An item that was not used on production cars. (Exportprototyp 181e cars for Italy and Danmark did have blinkers on the front fenders).

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07-11-09

race it!

Again proof that the 181 is a multifunctional car. It even can be prepared for racing competition. There is just a little problem with the co-pilot... I think he lost track.co pilot

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03-11-09

1969 colors

From the 1969 VW technical map:6 colors: Steppenbeige, salmonred, ivy green, toga white, oliv and the M63 (Bundeswehr color)1969 farben

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Strombecker versus ALSI

A red Strombecker and a green ALSI. The first one was made in the USA, the other in Mexico. They look the same but the Strombecker is a bit larger (a few mm). Afbeelding 271

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01-11-09

The most famous belgian

... Tintin. If Hergé would have known the 181 back then, he would have used it in his comics! Great art job, Michel!decoration

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27-10-09

Bedtime stories

If you have kids, you NEED this book! A story about a pig family on their way to the beach for a picnic. They encounters almost every kind of transportation vehicle imaginable and even a VW 181!richard scarry

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