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Awesome German military 1969 Thing   Price: $12,000
I have a fantastically original 69 German military VW type 181

This is the real deal: blackout lights, rifle mounts, and much more. It looks so different from the US spec Things. It has the low bus style tail lights, a different dash grab handle, km speedo, different steering wheel, 15" rims, reduction boxes, and much more. It is amazingly well documented. From the time the military sold the car to a broker in 85, to the shipping documents, to the EPA certification, the DOT approval process, to the Arizona title, to me. I'm the third owner: German military, the family that imported it, and now me.

It has almost all its original paint. It has paint repairs (poorly) on the rockers. The unit numbers and the red crosses on the doors, hood, and roof were all painted out with a brush by the military when it sold the car. I've been carefully revealing them with some fine sandpaper.

It isn't perfect. The top is original and not in good shape but it could be repaired. I've tried to keep it as original as possible while making sure it stays functional. It has some rust holes on the driver's rocker, but not too serious. The floor is great- original-no holes. The original seats are still comfortable and look great.

Around 55 KM documented. Runs great. Registered, inspected, awesome, and unique.
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