1973 Volkswagen Thing

"What is that Thing?"

$23,900

Year
1973
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Stock
B1770 B
Vin
1839243523
Miles
30,852
Engine Size
1600cc H4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Yellow
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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The Volkswagen Type 181 was first introduced in 1968 and was originally developed as a small utility vehicle for the West German Army. It shared many parts with the Beetle and Microbus and was designed to be light, cheap, and durable. It used a rear wheel drive, rear engine platform with VW's tried and true 1600cc flat 4-cylinder. It was popular with the military and it was soon offered to the European public in 1971. It was sold for just a two years in the United States and sales ended in 1975.

GR Auto Gallery is proud to offer this 1973 VW Thing for your consideration. Finished in a fetching shade of bright yellow over black vinyl seats, this is one sharp looking Thing. The paint quality is well done and is very even throughout and shows well. Likewise the limited chrome exterior trim is also in nice shape. The interior is sparsely equipped but in good condition. The dash is clean, the instruments work, the radio works and everything is intact. The seats are taut and have no wear. The roof assembly is also in good shape with its folding top and slide in windows.

This is one of the best driving Things we have ever had. The engine starts up without hesitation and doesn't smoke or sputter. It revs well and feels very strong for just 1600cc. The 4-speed manual is easy to use and shifts well. It has an aftermarket”bugpack” “t” shaped shifter that goes well with the small diameter aftermarket steering wheel. The car goes down the road straight and true and the new drum brakes have good bite and don't seem to fade. It has new tires on aftermarket 17in “1000 Miglia” wheels. It also has a new battery. A perfect car for summer to drive around the lake and perfect for making your neighbors ask “what is that THING?”

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
1973
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
30,852
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Yellow
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1600cc H4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

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