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Id. this DKW 4x4 not Munga? Help!

 
Old 08-27-2012, 08:59 AM
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Hey guys new here.

I stumbled upon this 4x4 claimed to be a DKW it is a 1960 and it doesn't look like a Munga.

What is this!? Is this even a DKW?

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The Munga name did evolve until 1962 so something built in 1960 would not, by defintion be a "Munga".


The German army started to reorganize its forces after the second world war. For the "Bundesgrensschutz" it needed a new all-road that could replace the Land-Rovers they used.

The government planned a competition to find a good replacement. Volkswagen was asked, but as it had its hands full with the building of the very popular Beetle, it wouldn't compete. The three candidates were: Goliath (Borgward), Porsche and DKW (Auto-union).

DKW finally got the order because it was the only one that had the factory-capacity to build the large numbers that the German army asked for.
The Munga was born, although the name did not yet exist. Different names were used: F91/4, Auto-union F91/4, DKW F91/4 or simply DKW Geländewagen (DKW all-road) and why not: DKW jeep.

Only in 1962 the name Munga was introduced to give a better recognizable identity to the vehicle. Munga stands for Mehrzweck-Universal-Geländewagen mit Allradantried (universal all-road for different purposes). A long explanation for a rather sympathetic short name.

Besides the Munga 4 (for four persons), there was later a Munga 6 (six persons) and a Munga 8 (eight persons). Technically spoken, all the Munga's were almost identical.

REF: From Piet’s Munga History Pages (with some spelling corrections)

http://www.mobilus.be/munga/history-kader.html
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