Well, unless that thing is 4X4 and VERY heavy - my caption is:
"waste of time"
Judging by the angle of the rear wheels it has a 1968 or older VW drivetrain with the swing axle. That would make an aluminum engine block and tranny case which means it is very light.
No trip springs on it.. That's the only reason i wouldn't want it.. Other wise.. it's better then a shovel for my long driveway.. and heat i assume..