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1973 Volkswagen Thing

Price: $14,900

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  • 4 Speed
  • fresh respray
  • One year only model
  • Rare
  • Runs Great!
  • smog exempt

    Just in is this rare 73 Thing! With just 40000 miles, she is in excellent condition, has no rust and runs beautifully. Clear and clean California title and ready for summer. Alloy wheels with nice tires and the hard to find gas heater option. Come by for a test drive

    Thanks for stopping by to take a look at our very cool 1973 Volkswagen THING. Summer will be here before you know it and this THING is the perfect: Beach buggy, RV tow behind, Camp buggy, Cool ride. Get your Retro on with this throwback to the 1970’s. Sold for just two years in the US, this is the one you want with the rare gas heater, in excellent condition and with very low miles.

    Odds are that this has always been a Southern California car. The clear California “Pink Slip” bears the original Blue Plate license tag number and matches the VIN. Registration tags are 2017.

    Rarity
    Imported for just two years the type 181 was a civilian version of the VW Europa Jeep and Type 82 Kübelwagen. Approximately 25000 were imported in 1973 and 1974. Rust was the primary reason many did not survive. Many have been modified but those that remain close to their OEM standard retain the highest values.

    Exterior
    Beautiful recent white paint shines like new. See photos and video. Convertible top is good. Windshield is excellent. Nice stripes. Contrasting bumpers with hitch for a light trailer or boat launching. Tow behind wiring harness.

    Floors
    Floors are California solid.

    Wheels, Tires
    Upgraded 15” EMPI Wheels. Radial tires, Chrome lugs

    Engine
    The 1600cc engine runs awesome. This super lightweight scoots right out.

    Transmission
    4 speed Manual full synchromesh transmission. The transmission is smooth and responsive. No noises or unusual behavior.

    Service
    Fresh service, turnkey and ready to go.

    Trim
    The trim is in good to excellent shape. See pics and video.

    Glass
    The glass is in good to excellent condition.

    Interior
    Optional factory roll bar. NIce clean interior with no rips or tears. Front seats upholstered in cloth to save your bare legs in hot weather. Nice Sony audio system. Great heater that will keep you warm on those cool evenings.

    Odometer
    The odometer shows 40700 miles. (Plus whatever we put on it in the meantime. This is the new shop favorite!)

    DMV / Documentation
    The California “pink slip” title is clear and all documentation is included. Two matching license plates. No smog is required. Very low cost Antique registration and insurance for most US States. A binder is included with pictures, detailed information, receipts and specs.

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