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The Volkswagen Thing is weird, fun, and affordable as ever


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Volkswagen might make sober Golfs and Jettas now, but in the 1960s and 1970s the German brand was home to cars that exemplified counter-culture. Classic Beetles, funky buses, and boxy Vanagons are to this day viewed through this lens, but what about the stubby VW Thing? Also known as the Type 181, this bare-bones off-roader is actually experiencing a surge of interest amidst the market’s overall boom for vintage SUVs like Jeeps, Land Rovers, Ford Broncos, and Toyota Land Cruisers.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/16/volkswagen-thing-is-weird-fun-and-affordable%F0%9F%91%8D