1973 Volkswagen Thing

1973 Volkswagen Thing "The Ultimate Cruising Machine"

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$18,900

Year
1973
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Stock
B0048
Vin
1832944590
Miles
32
Engine Size
1600 cc
Location
Grand Rapids

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It is our pleasure to present this classic Volkswagen for consideration. The Thing was only in production for four years (1972-1975) and was only imported into the U.S. in 1973 and 1974. It was presented as ultra-versatile convertible, which this example clearly embodies. The vehicle has been completely gone through and has been restored with no expense spared.

Known as the Type 181, this German manufactured automobile is powered by a period correct 1600cc dual port flat 4-cylinder rear-mounted engine mated to a 4-speed floor shifted manual transmission – both the engine and transmission have been completely rebuilt. The current owner has had this Thing for the past 7 years and has outfitted it with new nerf bar side steps and bumpers plus Tiki wood floors. The interior has been completely refinished to match the yellow/black color combo on the exterior. The convertible soft top is top of the line and ordered new from The Thing Shop in Arizona. All glass slider windows are in new condition and all can be removed, as well as the doors. The convertible top goes down with ease along with the windshield too.

If you're in the market for a unique yet extremely reliable vehicle, look no further than “The Thing.” Its SUV curb appeal with added convertible features truly sets the car apart. It starts on command and remains a pleasure to drive/shift on the open road. These vehicles will continue to appreciate as examples this clean are harder and harder to come by. A great opportunity at the price point offered here. Call or e-mail today.

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1973
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Hobby Segment
Miles
32
Drivetrain

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
Body Color
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1600 cc
Transmission Type

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