The Volkswagen Schwimmwagen is really, really cool. We’re talking about a vehicle that was built to crawl with four wheel drive over land and then slither right into the water. All chilling WWII implications aside, this is one badass automobile.
It’s a shame that after over half a century and an active war, not too many are left. They are far too valuable – historically and monetarily – to go around cutting up all haphazardly. To make this vehicle without ruining history, one could just take a replica (based off of a Volkswagen Beetle) and hack that up. Better yet, lowering hardware is readily available.
Volkswagens and BBS rims go together like cheese and wine. Speaking of being full of gas, those tires are stretched ’til no tomorrow. That much-loved negative camber of Volkswagen culture is present, too. With relatively inexpensive replicas around, using the Type 166 as a basis for auto anarchy. It’s got an unique shape, but also sort of a blank slate.
The best part? It’s just as awesome in the water as it is on land.