1974 Volkswagen Thing Acapulco Edition

"A Taste of Island Life"

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$29,900

Year
1974
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Sub Model
Acapulco Edition
Stock
P2243
Vin
1842321137
Miles
43,718
Engine Size
1600cc I4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Ocean Blue/Breaker White
Interior Color
Blue and White
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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With demand coming from many resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, the VW thing was used to make a vehicle that was useful, fun and create an immediate Island / beach resort experience. The 1974 Acapulco Edition Thing fit the bill. The Type 181 thing was the perfect platform for the conversion. The Volkswagen 181, “Thing”, has become something of a cult classic, due in no small measure to its angular styling, which leaves no question as to its strictly utilitarian purpose. The doors and windows are removable without tools, and the windshield folds down, similar to a Jeep. The interior is a perfect illustration of form following function, and its painted steel door panels and split, flat bench seats look appropriately post-modern, industrial chic today. Like the World War II era Type 82 Kubelwagen, the Type 181 used mechanical parts and a rear-engine platform, manual transmission and a flat-4 air-cooled 1600 cc engine.

The 1974 VW “Acapulco” thing offered here has been the recipient of a fresh restoration. It features new tires, teak wood floor treatment, wicker under dash tray, luggage cage, surrey top, and the classic blue and white Acapulco paint scheme. The mechanicals have all been rebuilt and the vehicle has had a fresh service. No expense was spared and no detail overlooked.

The VW Thing is a proven vehicle. Their uniqueness, simplicity and utility have fallen into favor among auto enthusiasts and collectors alike. The Acapulco versions are the top on the line and offer a relaxed, open air experience where you can smell the salt air of the ocean. This is a great vehicle for investment or to keep at a seasonal home. No wrong decision here.

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

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
1974
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
43,718
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
4
Body Color
Ocean Blue/Breaker White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Blue and White
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1600cc I4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

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