Restored 1974 VW Thing
Price: - Item location: Dalton, Georgia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Thing
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 76,800
- VIN: 1842220226
- Color: LIME/ CHARTREUSE
- Engine size: 1600
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 Volkswagen ThingUp for auction is my recentlycompleted 1974 VW Thing. I usually restore porchesand high end vintage motorcycles but I couldn't pass up this one. As you see in the photos, NO EXPENSE was spared.
All original metal body disassembled, sanded down to metal, and Kens Carstar applied two stage paint /clearusing the new Jeep lime green (my wife calls it chartreuse), Interior floors and behind back seat where textured (bed liner stuff) then color applied over that. Nothing left out. Trunk, motor compartment, dash, doors, windshield, undercoating (bottom and wheel wells), etc. All was disassembled and painted correctly. Completely replaced windshieldand all seals and rubber on car.
Original seats with new padding and custom covers, front and back. Coco mats used on front and passenger floors as well as behind back seat compartment. New top installed on fresh black painted frame. Side curtains/side windows are not new but very good condition.
New Kenwood stereo with aux and removable speakers,
The engine and transmission were in great shape, so I didn't rebuild. I had the engine stripped to the cases cleaned, and powder coated trim. Then reassembled using all new seals, gaskets, and screw kit. All transmission needed was new front seal. New axle boots and engine seal to body. Used original oil bath air cleanerwith new hoses. And installed the original style muffler with pipes coming through bumper (more expensive option but correct).
All new brakes, ball joints, tie rods, and shocks. Tires were good and original moon hubcaps on original wheels. Wheels painted the original "steel" color.
Starts, runs and drives great. I've only put 150 miles since retoration, and 25 miles since new front end components done.
All receipts and detailed itemized excel spread sheet go with car, and add up to $15,077 spent (excluding my time). Reserve amount less then this amount.
Bid with confidence, I am a 100% positive seller!!
Note: Georgia does not issue titles for this age of vehicleso the sale will be completed with a bill of sale and current registration.
Payment: I will acceptpaypal for the initial $500 down payment, then will accept cashier check, money order, or wire transfer for final payment. Or of course cash is preferred if picking up in person.