You might not remember the Thing. It's "real" name was the VW 181 and it was sold in the United States for just a few years in the '70s. Designed as a two-wheel-drive off-roader it looks similar to the Kubelwagen German soldiers drove during World War II.
It's always surprising to find a cheap, disposable car like this in such apparently good shape after all this time. It's like coming across a 40-year-old Dixie Cup that still holds water.
The redesigned pony car will offer better fuel economy, an improved ride and better handling, Ford says.