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What's uglier than a Volkswagen Thing? Its Aussie cousin | Hagerty Media

Most automotive enthusiasts are familiar with the Volkswagen Type 181, the boxy, military-looking vehicle from the 1970s known in the U.S. as the Thing. Ugly, right? Hold on, mate, the Australians did it better. Or is it worse? At about the same time as the Type 181 came to be in the late 1960s ( it wasn't imported to the U.S.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/vw-country-buggy/
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Swamibob
Instructor

MY, what that car lacks in cute, it sure makes up for in not pretty. 🙂
AndrewSanDiego
New Driver

Never heard of this "thing". Leyland Australia produced over 25,000 Mini Mokes, which is probably why the Country Buggy failed in the marketplace.
Bertone780
Intermediate Driver

Life is too short to drive ugly cars. Same applies to boats.