1973 Volkswagen Thing Type 181 Fully Restored Must See Rebuilt Engine 4-Speed VW

Price: - Item location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Thing
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 63,000
  • VIN: 1832420896
  • Color: Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Volkswagen Thing

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Up for auction is a very nice 1973 Volkswagen “Thing” that has been completely restored. It has been painted a very nice electric blue and has been painted in the engine compartment, trunk area and the entire inside tub, the underneath was painted black. It has a very strong running rebuilt engine and 4-speed manual transmission.

The exterior is in great shape, there are a few scratches in the bottom of the door which have been touched up and it is hard to see unless you get right on top of it. The doors shut nice. These things were never built perfect, quite the opposite. you see a lot of spot welds, factory stamping, etc… they are not straight at all, but get all the attention on the road even with the corrugated box appearance. The interior is nice featuring teakwood floors, tachometer and functioal gauges.

The polished aluminum wheels are in excellent condition. I do have all 4 windows that simply slide into the doors for the rainy days. The convertible top is older but in pretty good shape. One edge is showing wear which I have photographed.

Overall this thing is in EXCELLENT condition, they are rapidly appreciating in value and are hard to come by in nice condition as this one is.