Beautiful Restored 1974 Volkswagen VW Thing Type 181 New Everything! New Engine!

Price: US $12,000.00 Item location: Reno, Nevada, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Thing
  • Trim: Type 181
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 136,000
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 1776 Dual Port Dual Carb
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Volkswagen Thing

Beautifully Restored 1974 Volkswagen Thing
Here we have for sale a beautiful restored 1974 VW Thing. This is a very special and rare car that VW made for just a few years. They are rarely seen and they are even more rare to see in this restored condition. Everything is new on the car. The engine is a brand new 1776cc dual carb engine with brand new everything on it. It has brand new baby Weber carburetors. There is a new Thing specific Tri-Mil ceramic coated exhaust on the car. The exhaust is very nice and has a pleasant sound to it. The stock transmission was rebuilt and shifts like new. The car runs like a top and has great power! The car is a nice white which is a rare color for a Thing, hey are typically ugly yellow or orange. The paint is all new on the exterior with the interior actually still being the original paint which is amazing. The top is brand new and is very very nice and well made. The wheels, ires, ubcaps, re all new. The front end is all rebuilt and same as the steering. It drives like a new air cooled VW. The brakes stop straight and very well. The interior is all been redone professionally. There are some extra holes drilled in the dash which I have plugged. The seat upholstery is all new and it has a nice carpet kit throughout the car. There is absolutely zero rust through cancer on the car. There is some blemishes and little chips here and there on the paint. There is a little crack in the paint under the gas tank filler neck and in the front end near the front VW emblem. I bought the car restored so I don't know any previous body work that might have been done to the car. I powder coated the original bumpers semi-gloss black. The car has been upgraded to 12v. All of the electrical works besides the windshield wipers and horn. I have never investigated why they don't work. The windshield has pitting in it and has some scratches in it. The car has a recent oil change and valve adjust so that is good. The car is ready to cruise and have a blast in, he complete heating system is original and fully functional. This is the regular heating system like in all old Volkwagens, ot the gas heater that they offered in 1973. I have a set of original windows that go in the doors but they will need to be rebuilt with new plexiglass because the originals are cracked and broken. I did my best to describe the VW to the best of my ability but I can not guarentee anything because I was not the one who restored the car and I do not know the full history of it. The car is not perfect but still looks great and you can show the car and drive it too! It's nice enough to appreciate and just have a blast with. It's not fun when a car is too nice to drive because you are afraid of what might happen in public, ock chips, oor dings, tc. There is still minor work to be done to be a very very nice restored car but it wouldn't take much, aint touch up, tc. You can drive the car home if you wanted. Don't miss out on this super rare and unique VW. This car is a beauty and turns heads everywhere it goes. I have a clean and clear Nevada title for the car. Please call me with any questions or to set up a time to view the Thing. I only accept cash in person, heck, oney order, r bank to bank wire transfer as acceptable forms of payment. I can store the car for up to a month in my climate controlled garage so that shipping arrangements can be made. I can help coordinate with the shipper, ickup of the Thing. My phone number is 775-830-6760.Thanks for looking!