1974 Volkswagen Thing

"What is That Thing?!"

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$12,900

Year
1974
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Stock
111112331
Vin
1842625382
Miles
19,076
Engine Size
1.6L Flat 4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
White
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Traverse City

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Originally brought to the design table as a light weigh military vehicle that could be mass-produced for various national and military government groups. It was put on the back burner several different times including by VW when it was first approached to do a like project in the mid 1950's.

VW had built a similar vehicle called the Kubelwagen for military use during WWII and they thought the project would not yield what they wanted to until the 60's under a different management and at that time they saw potential so they moved forward with the project.

It used several components from the VW Bus, Beetle and Karmann Ghia, which had a wider floor pan than the Beetle.

The production numbers of these “Things” were not very high and were only around several years. In fact, here in the US they were only sold 1973-1974 and dropped in 1975 due to stricter US Safety standards.

The type 181 that we are offering here shows remarkably well and runs and drives as it should. The body received a restoration with new paint several years ago and is in nice condition. The interior is like new with a full soft top with side curtains.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Traverse City 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
1974
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
19,076
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Suv
Doors
4
Body Color
White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1.6L Flat 4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

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