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Hi, very few Käfer survived (and even fewer Kübelwagen, being rarer), because in the middle 60s they were typical beginner cars, costing 400 - 700 DM. They were simply run down, and scrapped ... ---Not a Beetle fan but wouldn't mind a Thing (or a proper Kubelwagen!)
Hi, here we typically had conversions of Porsche engines in VWs, and vice versa. But this seems to have stopped when Porsche moved to bigger, 6-cylinder engines.I remember back in the late '70s/early '80s seeing a Beetle with a double row of intake trumpets poking out of the front bonnet. Saw the same car a while later with the one piece (presumably fibreglass) body flipped up, revealing a large V8 of some sort on a clever chassis. At the same show was a Frogeye Sprite with a Rover V8 - the seats were almost over the rear axle!
Hi, the owner came in his Range to check progress at the building site. No danger of getting stuck, because he could simply reverse downhill ... ---I've seen someone get a RangeRover stuck in a similar situation to that. Possibly a bit wetter but not really bad (until he started gunning it and digging in!) Might be capable off road but not in those boots!