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Very cool!

Where does it say its 4x4, though?!
 

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Read the ad!!! :D :D :D :D

VW Beetle K‰fer KDF Komandeurwagen Typ 87 4x4

Wehrmacht year 1943 !!!

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nefarious said:
"Komandeurwagen"
Ignore me; long day and i'm being a daft cock :rolleyes:
 

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Icky said:
Ignore me; long day and i'm being a daft cock :rolleyes:
I know got a long night ahead of me :incheek: :incheek:

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fully restored my arse!!!


They forgot the bleeding roof;)

I do know someone who chopped up a Schwim to restore one of these :eek:
 

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Are they not supposed to have roofs then? Surely they need some weather protection? :confused:
 

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Looks cool, but in the pics its black and the engine pic seems to show silver body work?
 

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I'm no expert, but love Type 87's (or 187's I believe they're also called)

But it just doesn't seem right to others I've seen.

It has permanent 4 wheel drive as opposed to just in 1st gear I seem to remember...
 

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The Weatherman said:
I'm no expert, but love Type 87's (or 187's I believe they're also called)

But it just doesn't seem right to others I've seen.

It has permanent 4 wheel drive as opposed to just in 1st gear I seem to remember...
Just found this weatherman.

The Type 87 & Kommandeurwagen

Although the Kubelwagen was a 2 wheel drive vehicle (unlike the American Willis Jeep) - that is not quite the end of the story.

During the war just over 560 4 wheel drive versions of the Kubelwagen were built. With similar 4WD mechanics to the Schwimmwagen, the 87s had Kubelwagen bodies and 2 and 4 wheel drive in all gears. There were 2 versions of this bucket car, Type 87 0 (4 seats) and Type 87 1 (3 seats). Furthermore 382 of these were adapted to desert condition (the Tropenfest spec) and sent to the Afrika Korps. A few of these 4WD Kubelwagens still exist.

One of the rarest of all "Beetles" has got to be the Type 87 7, known as the Kommandeurwagen, a Kafer Beetle body on the 4WD Type 87 base. Only 3 of these were built in wartime, 2 at Wolfsburg and the remaining one at the Porsche works in Stuttgart. None of these 3 survived the war.
 
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