REV is pleased to offer this museum-quality 1985 Volkswagen Iltis (Type 183) by Bombardier, recently imported from Canada after undergoing a full restoration. This particular example is one of just around 2,500 examples outfitted for the Canadian Armed Services. These Canadian Military vehicles were manufactured by Bombardier, under license by Volkswagen, back in the mid-80's. It is a radio vehicle, equipped with all of it's original military kit, including the rear seat mounted radio, whip antenna, GPS, 24V alternator, headset, etc. It was extensively restored, and almost every nut and bolt has been refurbished. The odometer reads just over 3,000 kilometers, which is the amount it's been driven since undergoing this extensive restoration. Originally developed for the German Military, Volkswagen manufactured these Type 183 trucks as a light-duty go anywhere vehicle, highly capable for off-road use. It was the evolution of the Type 181, which is most commonly known as the Volkswagen Thing. The drivetrain is based off of the Audi 100 Quattro 4WD system, which would later go on to win multiple rally championships throughout the 1980's. The engine is a low-compression 1.7L I4, capable of running very low octane fuel. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission. Low range gear, and locking rear differential controls are mounted just below the original GPS unit, nestled in between the two front seats. It sports power brakes, and a manual rack-and-pinion steering rack. Wear and tear is minimal, with just some very small scratches present on the hood, and a small hole in the driver's side canvas door's plastic window. Further wear can be seen on the passenger side front door in the canvas, all of these defects are depicted in the photos. Inside and out, this example is likely one of, if not the nicest, this side of the Canadian border. It truly is one that you can confidently display at a car show, or a museum, and will snap necks everywhere it goes. It runs excellently, and is ready to hit the road without excuses.
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