Cohort Outtake: 1958 VW Beetle Pickup

Posted at the Cohort by Canadiancatgreen.  At least it wasn’t a cabriolet that was sacrificed for this. But it’s rather appealing, in a very utilitarian sort of way. One wonders why the German military didn’t have VW build this, or something like it, instead of the Kübelwagen.  Or at least as an alternative.

All the tooling for the Beetle body wasn’t barely utilized during the war, as the Kübelwagen’s body was built by Ambi-Budd in Berlin. Now if they had done a Baja Bug front end on ot, it really would have worked.