1974 Volkswagen Thing

"We've Got Some Things for You"

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$16,900

Year
1974
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Stock
P3315 S
Vin
1842221699
Miles
40,692
Engine Size
1600cc 4cyl
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Kansas Tan
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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The Volkswagen thing was spawned by a German runabout military vehicle known as the “Kubelwagen”…Kubel meaning “bucket” and Wagen meaning “Car”. A name, which is quite fitting for the design. The Thing was only called “The Thing” in North America where it want on sale in 1973; elsewhere it was known as the Trekker, the Safari or simply Type 181. Spartan by design, the Thing became quite popular in the US market as it appealed especially to the youth. The thing cost only $3150.00 dollars making it affordable to the American public. To this day, the quirky Thing, is recognizable and popular among motoring enthusiasts.
Just in time for summer fun, GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this highly restored 1974 VW Thing for all to consider. This Thing is in quite remarkable condition finished in Kansas Beige with Charcoal interior upholstery. It is powered by its 1600cc rear mounted, air / oil cooled engine, 4 speed transmission and rear wheel drive. Highlights included new soft top with side curtains, new seats, new rubber floors, new exhaust, aluminum wheels, full size spare, Pioneer sound, etc. Today, this Thing is excellent in all areas. Mechanically, this Thing is spot on and a proven driver.
If you are in the market for a unique yet reliable vehicle, look no further than “The Thing”. Its SUV curb appeal with added convertible features makes it a perfect vehicle for the cottage, cruise to the beach or soak in some rays while cruising the strip. It starts on command and is a pure pleasure to drive. “The Thing” will continue to appreciate in value as high quality examples such as this are hard to come by. A great opportunity at the price listed here. You cannot go wrong with quality.

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
40,692
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
4
Body Color
Kansas Tan
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

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

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