This Volkswagen T1 was originally manufactured in the Hannover plant sometime during May 1962 and Vienesse mechanic Kurt Kretzner transformed it into ‘Half-Track Fox’. It was then turned into a T1 with four axles and two have been fitted with a chain drive mechanism similar to tank tracks. The chains are mounted on 13-inch wheels and a Kretnzer custom designed aluminum elements with rubber blocks two centimeters thick to spare the asphalt.
Power comes from a 1,192 cc flat-four engine making 34 hp with a top speed restricted to 22 mph, which means that it’s more suited for construction sites rather than the road. Eventually, the Porsche museum in Gmünd in Austria acquired the vehicle nearly two decades later, but sat dormant until 2018, when Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ (VWCV) Classic Vehicles began the official restoration.
- Build an authentic LEGO model version of the Volkswagen T2 Camper Van. Explore all of its authentic features then place on display to admire this classic collectible item
- Check out the authentic design details like the iconic large front windshield and the sliding door. Try out the working steering and open the hood to explore the engine
- Discover a host of features and accessories in the Volkswagen van model, including the textile curtains, textile pop-up tent, surfboard and 2 folding chairs.
The VWCV Classic Vehicles team also got the mechanics back into as-new condition. The interior, too. The team was able to give free rein to their creativity there, as there were no onerous specifications. Wood components in beech and pine were individually adapted to the space inside the Half-track Fox, and practical tool holders installed,” said the automaker.