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1970 Volkswagen 181 [Typ 181]

1970 Volkswagen 181 [Typ 181] in An die Grenze, Movie made for TV, 2007 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: DE

1970 Volkswagen 181 [Typ 181]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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DynaMike NL

2007-10-30 01:40

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1970+ Typ 181.

ahight US

2007-10-30 01:54

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181, Kurierwagen, or Thing in Germany?

Ingo DE

2007-10-30 16:33

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@ahight: "Kübelwagen" in Germany, the name "Thing" is unknown. The name "Kurierwagen" was used sometimes in official papers from the Bundeswehr, but "Kübelwagen" was/is the most popular name.

I'm wondering, if the 181 above is an original one from the "Bundesgrenzschutz" (West German border patrol). The colour could fit. It's definetely not a Bundeswehr-version, easy to see at the chrome-parts, which the army-version never had. Today the 181-freaks are getting made by the chromated back door-handles. This is a part, you cannot take from the Beetle like the front ones, and the other chrome-parts.

DynaMike NL

2007-10-30 16:38

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But Kübelwagen has never been the official name for the 181, only for the Typ 62, 82, 86, 87, 92 and 98, all built before 1945.

Ingo DE

2007-10-30 16:54

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But the name "Kübelwagen" is popular indeed and mostly used for the 181. The club of the 181-freaks is also named "Kübelclub".

I think, the official name in the Bundeswehr was "PKW 0,8 Tonnen" or so - but the soldiers always have said "Kübelwagen", too.

Ingo DE

2007-10-30 16:57

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P.S. The VW Bus/Transporter, mainly T1 and T2, also T3 is also known as "VW Bulli" in the German speaking part of the world. It was never the official name, too.

The great monster-bike "Münch TTS" is known as "Münch Mammut". Officially never used, because the company had no trademark (like W for the "Bulli", too).

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Alexander DE

2007-10-30 17:05

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Actually 'Kübelwagen' was never a name, but rather a description of a type of small military courier car. The background of the word, which translates 'bucket car', comes from 'Kübelsitzwagen', translated 'bucket seat car'. To reduce the weight of early off-road cars the doors were removed. To avoid loosing passengers during the trip bucket seats were used. The shortened word 'Kübelwagen' was soon used as a synonym for all small field cars, no matter if they had bucket seats or not. The Volkswagen Typ 82 is the most famous one, but cars from other manufacturers got the same nickname.

antp BE

2007-10-30 18:01

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Strange, I though that Kübelwagen only applied to Typ 82 and similar, having Kurierwagen for Typ 181. All these VWs are annoying with their non-official names and their lack of real precise name :D

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philgood FR

2007-10-30 20:33

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Eh guys, you know why Bulli was the name of the type 2: it' s the contraction with "BU"s and "LI"eferwagen, with the add of a second L. But at the time,the name was registred by Lanz, so it rested unofficial

Safari MX

2011-07-20 07:25

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Ingo: Front door handles with a lock are shared with the vw bus. Rear door handles without locks are vw 181 unique.

ingo DE

2011-07-20 13:24

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Safari wrote Rear door handles without locks are vw 181 unique.

Yes. A reason why it's a "holy" part for the freaks. Very wanted, very expensive.

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