1973 VW Thing

Price: US $9,500.00 Item location: Welches, Oregon, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Thing
  • SubModel: Type 181
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 4 door convertable with Hard Top
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 171,000
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 1500
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4 speed manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Volkswagen Thing Type 181

Searching for a new home for my 1973 VW THING She spends 9-10 months a year in my garage. She is a GREAT example of a stock condition Thing!! With BOTH a NEW SOFT TOP from The Thing SHOPPE ( on orignal frame). and an ORIGNAL FIBERGLASS Hardtop ---2people can change the tops in about 20 minutes. Which is perfect since summer is only 1 of the 4 season!! She also a full set of orignal side curtins in good condition. orginal gas heater (not hooked up) . full size spare & lap seat belts in the back seats. Also NEW BATTERY- NEW GENERATOR- NEW ALTERNATOR- NEW FRONT BREAKS. All we lights & signals work. All 4 doors close nicely and lock with the key. Tires are 90% . The speedodometer works and she does 55-60 on the highway now problem. The gas gauge reads a little less than whats actually in the tank. & the odometer doesn't work. Starts like clock work. The dash is perfect & has all the knobs & even the " German Lables" still on it. Her floor pans have been repaired and are in beautiful!! I have records for all the work I've had done over the last 4 years-- as well as the dvd for the soft top " instruuction & reciept" . She has spent 38 of her 42 years in Washington State and was repainted some time ago. Its really an excellent example of a stock Thing. This is not a show car. it is a very solid vehicle that loves to be driven. People think its a show car all the time though. Her seats have a couple small worn spots but they too are in excellentt shape for thier age. Theres a couple smalll Bubble " rust" spots near the rear rockers -- ALL ARE PICTURED !!! I hope she will go to a home where she will be enjoyed & driven regulary !! This is a car you get in and drive. Anyone who has driven or ridden in a Thing knowshow fun they are and how many people smile. wave. and are instrested in " WHAT IS THAT THIING?" This is a fun car & in you have ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK BEFORE BIDDING!!! I HAVE PLEANTY OF PICTURES AS WELL I will hep corridniate with buyer to ship--BUT ALL EXPENSES FOR SHIPPING ARE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY. She is listed in other places as well as for private sale. If I sell before auction ends i will end it early. Its a 42 year old car & has NO WARRENTY. She is being sold with both tops- hard & soft. I will not seperate them. The hard top is the nicest i've ever seen and its in excellent shape. Having both tops is rare & its a must when owning a Thing !! $2000. 00 Non refundable deposit by Bank transfer. cashiers check. or cash --- DUE within 48 hours of auction end. Total Balance of sale -DUE by 7 days of auction close. We can store the vehicle for TWO weeks in dry storage while Auto Transportation arrangements are being made. as long as the vehicle is pain in full within 7 days of auction ending. Please email us prior to auction ending if you will need to arrange shipping. Please ask questions you have prior to bidding. and I can take or send any pictures you may need. Thanks