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Old 12-09-2017, 04:54 PM   #411 (permalink)
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Not sure if I have already posted this one. A school bus designed specifically to operate on rural roads, but I still see those once in a while in the city. Notice the VW logo on the grille.

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Old 12-09-2017, 07:17 PM   #412 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:19 AM   #414 (permalink)
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It does look cool, and might be quite practical as an all-around commuter (possibly fare better than a 4-door Brasília), but since nowadays I don't believe it to be such a good idea to drive a soft-top vehicle in my country I would be seriously inclined to make a removable hard top like the ones that have been used in the 1st-generation Miata, among others.

BTW to keep on-topic, one of the most beautiful Volkswagens released in the past decade, the Eos.

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What's of-topic about the Type 181?

At top is the original, below is kach22i's (faster backward) improvement.

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Old 12-11-2017, 01:39 PM   #416 (permalink)
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What's of-topic about the Type 181?
I meant my objections to a soft top were the off-topic.
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You guys have likely seen this one already. If not, its giggle worthy.
There's more pic's on the ad link:
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Actually you could get a safari (type 181?) With a hard top at least here in ahmurica. I know of a couple that had a factory top. White or black.
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Actually you could get a safari (type 181?) With a hard top at least here in ahmurica. I know of a couple that had a factory top. White or black.
Was it a factory fit or an aftermarket add-on?

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