We see a lot of spy shots and prototype pictures here at Motor1, but perhaps none quite like this.

This is a development prototype for the Volkswagen Type 2 – or the transporter, bus, or any one of a number of colloquial monikers.

This prototype, nicknamed 'Bulli' was built on a decommissioned Volkswagen chassis and was used for transporting things around the Volkswagen factory in the 1940s.

This crude mule basically served as the Genesis for the most famous commercial vehicle in history.