I had to do a quick double take to make sure it was the real deal VW “Thing”. It was indeed. This trusty rear engine, air-cooled VW military vehicle for civilian use went on sale in the US in 1972 and lasted through the 1974 model year. What killed it here was increased auto emission standards and safety standards. A whopping total 90,883 were built for civilian and military use during its model run from 1968 – 1983.
Pic with my trusty phone cam by the trusty spouse (well I do have to watch where I am going,don’t I?)