Wednesday, June 17, 2009

1961 Audi German Army Jeep - $132.00?

An afternoon post...

If you look in the comments section of today's post about the GAZ-21 Volga, you'll see a post from Andre. Andre runs a website called ladausa.net. I love his website because it's simple, well laid out and dedicated to a car that most people in the USA have ever heard of, let alone own and collect.

He also has a forum dedicated to the cars, which he calls the Lada International Forum. The name says it all and the forum gets posts from all over the world. Lada owners seem to be a great bunch of people as you see very little of the "My car rules, yours is sh*t" type of posts that you see on so many other automobile forums. These guys help each other out, post pictures, interesting stories, opinions, etc., and generally respect each other. Many, many other car forums could take some tips from this one.

Anyway, I hadn't visited the site or forum in a few weeks and seeing Andre's comment reminded me that I should do so. In the forum, in the section titled "Parts/Cars For Sale/Wanted Ads", was a post titled "Check this out. Doubt the price is right." That's where I found this vehicle.

I have no idea what to write about this Audi as I have no idea what it is other than what the seller says it is. There are references on the internet to Audi making military vehicles, but I've never seen one for sale in North America before. It sure would be a cool restoration project. With no motor or transmission, the possibilities are endless. Maybe a "mild" 2.0 Turbo and a 5 speed? How about a wild 4.2 with 6 speed? (Yeah, I know, in Saturday's post I said that I don't like engine swaps - There are exceptions to every rule!)

The price listed is $149.00 Canadian, which comes out to around $132.00 US. That might be a typo, but it may not be as this vehicle needs extensive work.

The work it needs is a little out of my league (that's not true, it's a lot out of my league), but it would sure be a cool vehicle for someone with the time and talent to take on.

Located in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, click here to see the listing for this 1961 Audi military vehicle.

6 comments:

Andre said...

Small correction... it's ladausa.net, not ladausa.com... :) As far as this Audi goes - looks like a precursor to VW Iltis...

Just A Car Geek said...

Correction made. Thanks!

Dave

Richard said...

Wow, that is one hell of a project!!! Still imagine the interest you would get with it all fixed up, would create a lot of attention at a Willys Jeep meet!

I visited Andre's site, coming from the UK there was a lot of stigma attached to the old Lada brand. When I was younger I used to make fun of the people who drove the cars. Now of course, things change, and I appreciate the brand with the simplicity and reliability of the mechanics. Plus the Lada Niva was an underrated 4x4 in the UK, I'd love one now but don't think the CA smog regs would allow it :(

hoov23 said...

This is a comment on Lada, not the Audi Jeep, sorry for the off-topic. I'm a big fan of the Lada Niva, I would love a chance to own one of those. When I lived in Holland a few years ago my girlfriend's father was a multiple-Lada-owner (he liked very basic cars, also had a 2CV). I found a t-shirt in Amsterdam around that time that said "Lada Autosport" and thought that was the funniest oxymoron I'd heard all week, but when I wear it around in MD these days I don't think anyone gets it... ;)

Jason said...

The Audi looks like it was buried underground for awhile! I agree with Richard, that would be a great car to bring to an offorad event. It would most likely cost a small fortune to restore.

The lada site is great. Thanks for the link.

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