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My Australian Country Buggy


The last week and a half have dragged by and gone so slowly. I had paid a deposit on a car and was waiting for it to be delivered as i don't have a trailer to do it myself.

Anyway at 1pm today, it was on my driveway and the keys were exchanged for cash. Now i've got to start restoring it. Parts will not be easy to get as it is a super rare motor... An Australian Country Buggy! emoticon (like the Slam Box featured in last months Ultra).

There are only 3 in the U.K. There is only 4 in the whole of Europe. Out of a production run of 2000, only about 130 are known to still exist.

I've got a lot of plans for this bad boy. Hopefully, it should be on the show scene next year looking very different to how it does now.

Massive thanks to Russ for selling it to me and Danny Lord for letting me know about it. :hug:

Anyway, here's some pics...

This is where i first laid eyes on it, sat in an old chicken shed.
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Cool it's like a funky trekker rip off! emoticon

Can't wait to see it once you've worked a bit of magic on it. If it turns out as good as your bug then it'll be worth waiting for. emoticon

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Re: My Australian Country Buggy


This is the father of the trekker (the kubel being the grand daddy) not enough is know about these beasts, built only in Australia, they were exported to some countries like The Philipense, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Papua New Guinea!

It's a shame they didn't take off but then they are uggly as hell (but oh so cool) and built for function not looks, like the trekker they used bits VW of Australia had knocking around the factory, van bits, beetle bits and type 3 bits!

I'm glad its sitting in Sussex and look forward to seeing it in the flesh, good purchase there Mr 'Red!

Here's a link to a bit more info on them for those that are interested (which should be everyone!!haha!!)

~vwcc/[sign in to see URL]]VW Country Buggy


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[sign in to see URL] little bit a VW history I never knew. That's filled in a bit of a gap as to where the 181 came from.

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Cool car, always nice to see a rare vw.

Is yours a late made one as it looks different to the others that i've seen ie. no front number plate pressing, four stud pcd and the wiper motor not on the screen?

Are there any parts on these stamped with the cool vw australia logo (two kangaroos and a vw badge)?

These things always remind me of the porsche jadwagen or the VW Hormiga.

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