1973 VW Thing - White w/Black Convertible Top - Garage Kept
Price: US $7,600.00 Item location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Thing
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 29,995
- VIN: 1833025889
- Color: White
- Engine size: 4 Cylinder - Air Cooled - 96.7 cubic inches
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black (with colorful seat covers included)
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Volkswagen ThingThis listing is for a 1973 Volkswagen Thing.It was purchased in 1978 by the second owner.
HISTORY of the VOLKSWAGEN THING:
The Type 62 Kubelwagen was produced during World War II to fill Germany’s need for a utility vehicle in the mold of an American Jeep. After the war the car was no longer produced, but it was brought out of mothballs in 1968 when the Mexican government decided to enter the automobile industry. The old Kubelwagen now became the Safari in Mexico, the Trekker in Great Britain, the Kurierwagen in West Germany, the Pescaccia in Italy and the THING in the United States.A Volkswagen ad at the time read, “Take off the doors, fold down the windshield and you’ve got an instant Dune Buggy.”The car was only distributed in America in 1973 and 1974 - and production was believed to less than 25000 units.
This Thing has never seen a drop of rain - it's been garage kept in the same garage since it was purchased.
I have included a scan of the Bill of Sale from May 1978.
It is in fair to good condition inside, out, and underneath. It has the original drive train and original engine and it runs well. The Thing comes with the standard 4-speed transmission.There were not many options for the Thing.
This is an original VW Thing that could be enjoyed as is or someone could do a complete restoration and have a truly unique '73 VW Thing that is very rare and have become very collectible.This VW Thing is an attention grabber no matter where you drive it!If you have any serious questions - don't hesitate to call me at (717) 443-2277