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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

Have you guys heard of one of these?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

Video published on 1 Apr 2017.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

I actually know several Silicone Valley millionaires that have these Porches that are cleverly disguised as VWs.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

Bruce wrote:
Video published on 1 Apr 2017.

D'oh.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

I saw this video and thought it brought back memories of hearing about these Super rare Porsche. I didn't recall there only being 5 though, whoa!
That makes it Very important to protect Anything that has to do with these rare machines, even specific language pertinent to the survival as a community.
Congrats, producerjohn, on your epic find!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

So... is this fake?

No lie, when I bought my engineless Thing in 2007 the guy told me it had a Porsche engine in it but was pulled before he bought it from the previous owner. I must have gotten one of these rare Porsche 181s also.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

Didn't you notice how they didn't show the "Porsche" engine in the vid? That's because it has a Beetle engine. One shot showed a Beetle twin tail pipe muffler.

There's no corroborating documentation shown except for a photoshop'd copy of a brochure.
Just some guy babbling about his fantasy car that never existed. And some German speaking woman he found in America.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

All seriousness aside Wink Porsche did make a Jagdwagen.

http://blog.pacificporsche.com/tag/porsche-jagdwagen/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

Maybe that guy could host the next kubel treffen, and stay out of trouble with the Porsche people Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

mondshine wrote:
Maybe that guy could host the next kubel treffen, and stay out of trouble with the Porsche people Shocked


Now that smarts! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

oasis wrote:
All seriousness aside Wink Porsche did make a Jagdwagen.

http://blog.pacificporsche.com/tag/porsche-jagdwagen/

Here's a better picture:
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Even has a real Porsche engine.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

For $85,000 it can be yours

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/6075627143.html
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

I think we got the good looking ones.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

It's a hoax, and not a very good one. On the alleged brochure, the white Thing's PORSCHE script on the windshield does not align with the rest of the car. The car on the brochure also has a very noticeable VW logo. So all we have is a VW Thing with a few PORSCHE stickers
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

I wonder if someone was ready to pay $85k for the hoax, how the seller would explain the title saying VW (which it no doubt does).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

Cali_Army_Guy wrote:
For $85,000 it can be yours

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/6075627143.html


😂😂😂. Quite the fishing expedition!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

Watching that video, I kept thinking to myself that these people were going to a lot of trouble to make a hoax video to appeal to such a tiny audience - vw 181 fanatics. But as I was watching, I kept noticing they were not actually trying to fool someone who actually is a vw 181 fanatic. So why would they go to the trouble of making such a ludicrous and patently hoax-y video?

For $76,000 profit is why.

Take a (generous) $9,000 vehicle and catfish your way to an $85,000 vehicle.

It is such a transparent and clumsy scam, that I am surprised anew at the low character and intelligence of people.

The worst part is the 'no Nigerian checks' line. While the Nigerian riches scam is well known on the internet, the scammer's cynical attempt to gain credibility by invoking Nigeria is, in effect, racist.

I am only posting these keywords in case a potential buyer performs a simple google search before plunking down the cash. How else can we negate this morally bankrupt idiocy?

#porsche181 #porschething #porschekubelwagen
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

They even posted the video on April 1st just in case the law gets involved in their scam. They will try to claim this was a hoax.

What an insane scam.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Super Rare Porsche Thing? Reply with quote

$85K sounds like a deal, I found another one for $185K Very Happy
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/6075641149.html
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