posted by pbell56000
Say, what is that Thing? 😉
A New Beetle towing someTHING based on the old Beetle. Very cool. I haven’t seen a Thing in the metal in quite a long time.
It’s also interesting to see how much bigger a Thing is compared to a New Beetle. It looks around twice the size…with less than half the horsepower under the (rear) hood. Still, they’d be fun to bomb around in on a sunny day.
The Thing is a foot shorter than the New Beetle pulling it, it’s the perspective of the photo causing a bit of an illusion. It is, however, 5″ taller.
Ahh, good to know.
I remember these when new and thought my eyes were deceiving me.
The Thing also only weighs 2,006 lb. The NB convertible weighs 3,248 lb.
The Type 181 Thing, Safari in other markets, due to a Pontiac station wagon trade name, was actually built on a Karmann Ghia chassis, being wider than a Beetle. Yes, I have one, a ’74 that was originally the same avocado green.
Things are a blast. I rode in one with a built 2180cc engine. Made it even more fun. 🙂
This person must have a “Thing” for VW(s). 😉
After a very long search, the local VW dealer was able to locate a Thing that a customer requested. The dealer is shown delivering it to the Addams family residence. A Thing for Thing!
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