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Kubelwagen 1942 For Sale

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Category Military
Make Volkswagen
Model Type82 Kubelwagen
Year 1942
Country Ukraine
Town Kiev
Telephone 0380633869516
Status Private
Date 26-Dec-2020
Ref C970813
Kubelwagen 1942 - for restoration

The Volkswagen Kübelwagen (About this sound listen (help·info)) (literally, "Tub" car,[1] previously mostly used for rail, industrial or agricultural hopper cars) was a light military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen during World War II for use by the German military (both Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS). Based heavily on the Volkswagen Beetle, it was prototyped as the Type 62, but eventually became known internally as the Type 82.

Kübelwagen is an abbreviation of Kübelsitzwagen, meaning "bucket-seat car" because all German light military vehicles that had no doors were fitted with bucket seats to prevent passengers from falling out[dubious – discuss].[2] The first VW test vehicles had no doors and were therefore fitted with bucket seats, so acquiring the name VW Kübelsitzwagen that was later shortened to Kübelwagen. Mercedes, Opel and Tatra also built Kübel(sitz)wagens.[2]

With its rolling chassis and mechanics built at Stadt des KdF-Wagens (renamed Wolfsburg after 1945), and its body built by US-owned firm Ambi Budd Presswerke in Berlin,[3] the Kübelwagen was for the Germans what the Jeep and GAZ-67 were for the Allies.

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