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This is a VW i seen at a car show in Baxter TN last weekend, they called i Thing, i was he only VW in he show, i haven't ever seen one of these before

 

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Yes, that is a VW Thing. Really! :lol:

That one looks to be in great shape. In my days, I have seen many. :D
 

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Historically, based upon the "Kübelwagen" or "bucket seat car" used in WWII; saw service in all theaters of the conflict, especially good in africa without the need for water! :)

Volkswagen Kübelwagen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The "thing" wasn't imported to the usa that long; although it seems it was continued to be made in Mexico... just like the aircooled beetles...

Volkswagen 181 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Later they made a VW Jeep; I saw these in military use when I was in Germany....

Volkswagen Iltis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I still think; the coolest vehicle of all time was the "Schwimmwagen" 4 wheel drive and swims too... what else do you need? :)

Volkswagen Schwimmwagen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Amazing site for this very cool and go anywhere car!

http://www.bbt4vw.com/vw166/schwimmwagen/registry/index.html
 

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Historically, based upon the "Kübelwagen" or "bucket seat car" used in WWII; saw service in all theaters of the conflict, especially good in africa without the need for water! :)

Volkswagen Kübelwagen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




Kind of the German counterpart/predecessor to the HMMWV (Humvee), Daddy to the Hummer! :D

This is a VW i seen at a car show in Baxter TN last weekend, they called i Thing, i was he only VW in he show, i haven't ever seen one of these before

No mention of the gorgeous retractable hardtop '59 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner in the background!

'59 - Skyliner 1959 en Salon del Automovil Udlap 2007 - YouTube
'59 - Ford Fairlane Skyliner 1959 Retractable Hardtop, opening & closing - YouTube
'58 - http://youtu.be/56BaLJcKvng
'57 - http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1957-1959-ford-fairlane-skyliner.htm

Ford's 1956 Commercial Introduction to the 1957 Ford Fairlane "Hide-Away" Hardtop
http://youtu.be/bw0teZEWOKc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fairlane_500_Skyliner
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1957-1959-ford-fairlane-skyliner.htm



Yes, those were the days, my friend...

MORAV wants!!!
 

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You're making us ol timers feel all the more older.... never seen one???:eek:

I've always wanted one of those. Happened to see one hiding in the back yard of a home in St. Augustine last week:bigthumb:
Get out! No $hit! Restored, restorable, for sale? Almost bought a restored one when they could be had for $15k-$20. I'd trade my Vette for the right one! That or a '63 Vert Bird Vert Sports Roadster Package, full power options, a/c, spinner wire wheels,and the M-code engine option, 390 ci with 3 Holley dueces. Should have bought one instead of the Vette, or hell I could of bought both, and they would be worth more than I paid for them in the 11 years.


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Get out! No $hit! Restored, restorable, for sale? Almost bought a restored one when they could be had for $15k-$20. I'd trade my Vette for the right one! That or a '63 Vert Bird Vert Sports Roadster Package, full power options, a/c, spinner wire wheels,and the M-code engine option, 390 ci with 3 Holley dueces. Should have bought one instead of the Vette, or hell I could of bought both, and they would be worth more than I paid for them in the 11 years.


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Sorry Mo, I should've been more specific.

The car I saw in be back yard was a thing. It was in real good shape. Looked like it was just sitting around for a while.
 

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The car I saw in be back yard was a thing. It was in real good shape. Looked like it was just sitting around for a while.
:(, Just not into collecting things. Here I thought you really found something, and it turns out you just found some thing. :lol:
 

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I read that in WWII German general Erwin Rommel drove a Thing (Kubelwagen) through a desert and discovered without realizing it that he was driving straight through a minefield.

But the Kubelwagen was too light to set off the mines, so it saved his life. Fun fact ;)
 

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I've got pics of the Kubelwagen. It won best of show at Bugfest in the Chicago are earlier this year. Plus I saw it earlier at a WWII reenactment at the Illinois Railway museum. :cool:
 

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Now that's some work Blugg! :eek:

I found the pics from the reenactment. These are better shots. :D
 

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