Munga

Submitted: Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:10
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In the late 60's my father in law bought an ex army vehicle called a Munga
(unsure of spelling) and I believe it was of German origin possibly DKW. It was a very basic vehicle about the size of a Willy jeep with pressed metal body, canvas seats top and doors and powered by a three cylinder 2 stroke engine with 3 carby's 3 sets of points and would run on one cylinder if required. I drove it a lot and it would go anywhere but not real quick. I have never seen or heard of one since, I did have a photo but cannot find it. Does anybody know anything about them?
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:38

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:38
Hmmm...not a Munga BUT.......In the 1960's I had DKW Auto Union car. It had a 3 cylinder 2 stroke 1000cc engine and had a freewheeling clutch so that if you took your foot off the accellerator the clutch would disengage and re-engaged upon accelleration. Front wheel drive with twin distributors and twin carby's it was an economical car, would do up to 130kph and was a bugger to tune. It had suicide front doors and normal rear doors. Looked not unlike the early VW Beetles.

DKW( De Kleine Wunder ) was the fore runner of Audi and you might have to go to the Audi website in Germany to find out more. During WW2 they also made DKW bodies out of cardboard and wood.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 08:26

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 08:26
I decided to do search on my 1000S Auto Union and found some pics on posters. Some how I had the impression it was a 4 door but could only find pics of 2 door coupés with normal opening front doors. I did find one of a station wagon with suicide doors. Ahhhh them were the days.....I eventually cooked the motor in the 1000S and traded the beast in on a Morris Mini Cooper..........wheeeelspin!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 13:56

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 13:56
Mogy is the only one i know of, but it's a truck about the same size as a OKA.
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Reply By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 14:50

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 14:50
Manufactured by DKW.

Have a look at the following for specs and some photos.

Munga

Regards,
Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 14:54

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 14:54
Try also

Munga Pics

Regards,
Mark
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:22

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:22
Now we know were Land Rover got their design for the Disco !! hahaha

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - The ghost - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:37

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:37
Many thanks for that info, that is the very beast in question. I will download and show a few sceptics that suggested I have been dreaming for the past 30 years after I brush up on my German. Wonder how we ever got married considering that was the primary vehicle for our courtship. It would appear to be the same running gear to the vehicle Willem is reffering to
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Follow Up By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:53

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:53
This site might also be of interest, it is in english.

Munga DKW

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 18:15

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 18:15
Good article about DKW and the little wonder and their saloon @ http://www.promotex.ca/articles/cawthon/2003/03-15-2003_article.htmlcars too
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