Tuesday, July 5

Meet the monstrous VW T1 ‘Half-track Fox’ combi | Digital Trends Spanish

An impressive restoration carried out volkswagen of a very strange combi and that was designed for hostile terrain, such as snow and mountains.

60 years ago the Austrian mechanic Kurt Kretzner bought a VW Type 2 T1 combi to turn it into a true off-road monster. It took him four long years to design and build what would become known as Half-track Fox or Zorro half-track in Spanish.

This combi has four axles, two tracks and four pairs of steering wheels. The vehicle has a turning radius of 10 meters.

In his promotional brochures, Kretzner called the vehicle “a perfect helper for everyone: rangers, hunters, doctors, funicular maintenance engineers, radio and TV tower, etc.”

Powered by a 1.2 liter engine, the Half-Track Fox had just 33 horsepower and had a top speed of 35 km/h.

When it came to restoring the van, the company not only fixed the technical aspects, but also painted it in the original colour.

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