Thing, low 27k mi, Mazda turbo RX engine, 4-speed, Roll cage, Light bar, Yellow

Price: US $23,897.00 Item location: Dublin, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Thing
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 27,246
  • VIN: 1832841005E
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: Mazda RX 4-cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1973 Volkswagen Thing

TheToy Barnof Dublin Presents:
1973 Volkswagen ThingFull custom Baja/dune buggy4-Speed ManualTurbocharged RX Mazda EngineSolid and cleanCall for details!!!
The Toy Barn isthrilled to offer this 1973 Volkswagen Thing, a one-of-a-kind custom with a full list of upgrades and modifications, and powered by a turbocharged Mazda rotary engine!This Thing is a recent addition to our inventory, and it's certainly like no other vehicle we've had here. Every corner of this Thing is custom and has been touched, with a bright yellow finish, tweed interior, custom suspension, and a Mazda 13b turbocharged Rotary engine. The suspension, brakes, wheels, tires, etc are all custom, as is the roll cage, and other aspects of this unique street/beach cruiser.Condition wise, this Thing presents itself very well. The yellow paint is glossy and shiny, the chrome wheels look very nice, and the overall exterior is very presentable; ready for a Friday night cruise in or Sunday cars and coffee. There is no outstanding damage or excessive wear, and overall the yellow looks really nice. Inside, the custom interior also presents itself well with no damaged areas or excessive wear. It's in great condition and really doesn't need anything to get in and go have fun.As for drivability, this Thing starts, runs, shifts, and drives just like you would expect a rotary powered, fully custom Thing to be. I'm happy to walk you through a full description if you'd like to give me a ring; I've spent quite a bit of time getting to know this VW. It is built to drive like a dune buggy and has developed a cult following, with prices running ever higher. Now is your chance to acquire one today, as this will not last!Call me if you'd like more details!(740)973-7978
Custom Details:RJS Racing Equipment beltsTurbocharged Mazda 13B RX7 engineHigh flow intakeDual Ignition Coils w/ 4 spark plugsAuxiliary oil cooler and cooling fanIndependent Suspension (ADJUSTABLE)Heavy Duty ShocksDisc brakes4 Speed manual transmission with EMPI Shifter linkage (from Type 2 VW Transporter)Dual Hydraulic steering brake controlsIRS CV joint based suspensionHydraulic brakes and clutchCENTERLINE FMS Aluminum wheels15X8 REAR AND 15X6 FRONTAluminum gas tank behind rear seatCustom aluminum radiator with dual fansCustom topCustom Roll CageCustom Light barMUCH MORE!!!

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If you have any questions about the condition of this car, and would like for me to go over it panel by panelwith you, please give me a ring. I'd be glad to do an "over the phone" walkaround for you.Contact:Erick Morrison@740-973-7978 orGarret Ware@740-973-4609Attention "0 Feedback" bidders: Please contact us prior to bidding.
Contact:Erick Morrison@740-973-7978 orGarret Ware@740-973-4609


We have experience importing into Canada and other countries. Here are some of the basics you will need to consider:

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2. Locate a shipping company to assist you.

3. To get the car across the border you will need to fax a copy of the front and back of the title to the border 72 hours in advance.

4. You must have the original title with the car to get it across the border.

5. To register the car in Canada you will need a NO OPEN RECALL letter from the manufacturer.

6. You might have to make some modifications to get the car registered (example: day time running lights).

7. All cars will have an Ohio temporary license plate provided.



In most cases buyers contact us directly during the auction to arrange a “buy it now price”. We reserve the right to end this listing at any time should the vehicle become unavailable. The following terms of sale apply to all of our listings.



The successful high bidder will submit a $1000 non-refundable deposit within 48 hours of the auction closing to secure the vehicle. Buyer agrees to pay the remaining balance due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 5 days of the auction closing. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle. Payment is accepted in U.S. dollars only.



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We make every effort to present information that is accurate. However, some of the information is derived from a vin decoder, car history data reports, and/or other sources. Because of this, the exact configuration, color, specifications, accessories, and history provided in this ad should be used as a guide only and are not guaranteed. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any inaccuracies, claims or losses of any nature. Please contact us to verify any information that is essential to your buying decision.

NOTE: We will pick you up at the Columbus International airport, which is only 20 minutes away from our dealership. If you prefer, we can also arrange shipping by us in our covered carrier operated by our full time driver.

.What is the Toy Barn?
The Toy Barn is a full-service retail dealer facility, specializing in the sales and service of vehicles that haveheart, whether highly exotic,luxurious, unique, or just plain fast. Bottom line:We sell a little bit of everything, as long as it's fun! Our motto is "Don't just drive... Arrive!", and you can see it in every inventory piece we have, whether it's a Lamborghini, a Bentley, an Escalade, or a Shelby Mustang.
We're nestled in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb on the northwest corner of Columbus. We have three showrooms and two full outdoor inventories, filled with an average of over 150 cars. We're not a warehouse,we're not brokers or middlemen, and our reputation is just as important here in our community as it is world-wide. We pride ourselves in beingserviced-minded and customer-friendly, with a strongemphasis on business integrity and being transparent.
We're a full-service retail facility, and offer the followingservicesin addition to selling premium automobiles:
  • Complete service department, servicing ALL makes and models
  • Competitive financing opportunities
  • Certified Warranty programs and extended service contracts
  • Door-to-door enclosed delivery service (we own the truck & trailer!)

Our cars sell quickly!!! We sell premium, hard-to-find cars, that are most often times the finest available. In doing so, our inventory moves quickly and our cars are sold many times prior to auction end, either locally or with a "buy it now" arranged. Don't miss out on this vehicle by waiting, give us a call today!!! I DO NOT ANTICIPATE THIS VEHICLE MAKING IT TO AUCTION END.

Contact:Erick Morrison@740-973-7978 orGarret Ware@740-973-4609

Payment Options:

The winning bidder will be asked to place a $1000.00 deposit with 48 hours of auction's end. Full payment from the buyer will be expected with 7 days of auction end. Please contact us prior to bidding with financing or transport questions.