Volkswagen Half-track Fox

Kretzner seemingly planned to put this unusual vehicle into production, even publishing sales literature. Two more are thought to have been built before 1968, but their whereabouts are unknown.

The Half-track Fox kept a low profile before being purchased by the Porsche Museum of Gmünd, Austria, (not to be confused with Porsche’s official museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany), and was later sold to Bullkartei e.V.—a group of Microbus enthusiasts. In 2005, this group started a restoration that was never completed. The Half-track Fox was then sold to VW in 2018, and is now part of the heritage collection of its commercial vehicle division.

The restored Half-track Fox makes its public debut just in time for the European launch of the electric VW ID. Buzz. Scheduled to reach the United States in 2023 as a 2024 model, the ID.Buzz was inspired by the original Microbus, and will also be built in Hannover. It would probably look pretty cool as a half-track, too.