1974 Volkswagen Thing Type 181 Classic SUV Convertible Hardtop Trekker Safari

Price: US $14,400.00 Item location: Newberg, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Thing
  • SubModel: TYPE 181
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: TYPE 181
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 41,951
  • VIN: 1974VWTHING181
  • Color: YELLOW
  • Engine size: 1.6L 1584CC 97Cu. In. H4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Volkswagen Thing TYPE 181

Beautiful 1974 VW Thing Type 181 in outstanding condition. It has been in several parades and car shows in the Pacific North West. The most coveted years of the "Things". Factory 1.6L/4 cylinder engine and factory 4 speed manual transmission with 41951 original miles. Meticulously maintained. Recent full tune up, runs and drives excellent. Only ethanol free (E0) premium gasoline has ever been used with this engine and it purrs. Starts right up every time, does 65 MPH easily down the freeway, and brakes are excellent so it stops great too. Just put brand new tires on the original wheels last month, they have less than 10 miles on them (including the spare). Under carriage was sprayed with a protective rubberized undercoating to resist rust and reduce noise when it was repainted 2 years ago in it's original yellow color. Has the rare factory hardtop and removable glass sliding side windows.Top comes off easily with 8 bolts and 2 latches. Windows are removable and have nice vinyl storage sleeves (see picture) to store in the trunk when not in use. All 4 doors are removable as well (see pictures). The windshield folds down flat, onto the hood (see pictures) which is great for the drive-in! The seats are like new, no rips or tears, and very comfortable. There are 4 seat belts, 2 front, and 2 rear. The rear seats fold down converting it into a bed. Vehicle comes with it's original steering wheel. The aftermarket steering wheel is much nicer in that it is padded and easier to drive with. It also comes with a tow bar for towing behind your RV (see picture). It had a Kenwood AM/FM CD Digital stereo in it (bracket is still installed under the dash) which will come with the vehicle. Along with the 2 Sony speakers and antenna wire (see picture). All lights, turn signals hazards, reverse, etc. work as they should. All doors, including engine compartment, lock as they should. All brand new matching Authentic Cocoa mats (from "The Thing Shop") for the floor, trunk, and glove box areas.
This vehicle is currently licensed with "SP" Specialty plates in Oregon. Clear title in hand. Original owner's manual is in the glove box. If you are looking for a versatile utilitarian vehicle, THIS IS IT! Top off in the Spring and Summer, Top on for Fall and Winter. Don't miss your opportunity to own this famous classic vintage vehicle that only gains value year after year! You can not loose with this investment. Hagerty classic car values shows that the VW Thing values have spiked upward starting in January of 2015 and is listed in the Top5 Collector Cars today. I have attached their information and set the reserve "well below" the Hagerty values.Vehicle is for sale locally as well, so I reserve the right to end the auction early if it sells.

$500 nonrefundable deposit due via Pay-Pal or wire transfer within 24 Hours of end of auction. Remaining balance due within 72 hours of end of auction via wire transfer or cash. After funds have been received, I will overnight-mail title to buyer, unless local pick up. Will work with the buyer regarding payment and shipping of this vehicle.