9. Volkswagen Thing

Why would any auto manufacturer think it was a good idea to name a vehicle after a horror flick? Not sure, but the car was a four-door convertible, with two-wheel drive that was labelled as Type 181 and marketed as VW Thing in America from 1973 to 1974.

It was originally created for the West German Army, so maybe the name Thing was developed to throw the enemy off.

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