Category Archives: VW Thing – Type 181

1944 German Kubelwagen Type 82

I found some great pics today of an original Kubelwagen (or Kuebel-Wagen as the museum writes) at the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington Nebraska. This Kubelwagen is a Type 82, and was built in November of 1944 for … Continue reading

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Finding a Volkswagen Thing For Sale

I tell you what, looking for a Volkswagen Thing is stinkin’ annoying. I’m sure everyone knows all of this already, but it’s still annoying. Things were only made in the US for 2 years, 1973 and 1974. So many others … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Thing versus a Land Rover in an Off Road Competition

I love the VW Thing, but I admit, it’s not really the ultimate off-road vehicle. It’s got good hight, but not a lot of power, and it’s only two wheel drive. However, these videos are showing a comparison of the … Continue reading

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VW Acapulco Thing from the Mid America Funfest 08

Going to the FunFest was a great time. I got to see a number of Things, although not as many as I would have liked to. This one, however, was probably in the best condition of any Type 181 Thing … Continue reading

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VW Beetle and Thing Restoration and Sales

As I was searching for a VW Thing in good condition, I came across a great site for people like me who (although I would love too) just don’t have the time to fully restore a Beetle or Thing. West … Continue reading

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