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


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