1974 Volkswagen Thing

"Take a look at this Thing"

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Offered at:

$14,900

Year
1974
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Stock
P3384 B
Vin
1842542127
Odometer Reading
5,377
Engine Size
4 Cylinder
Transmission Type
Manual
Body Color
White
Interior Color
White
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

The Volkswagen thing was spawned by a German runabout military vehicle known as the “Kubelwagen”…Kubel meaning “bucket” and Wagen meaning “Car”. A name, which is quite fitting for the design. The Thing was only called “The Thing” in North America where it went on sale in 1973; elsewhere it was known as the Trekker, the Safari or simply Type 181. Spartan by design, the Thing became quite popular in the US market as it appealed especially to the youth. The thing cost only $3150.00 dollars making it affordable to the American public. To this day, the quirky Thing, is recognizable and popular among motoring enthusiasts.

The 1974 Volkswagen Thing offered for sale has had over $4,000 of service work done to it. The ball joints and tie rods, steering gearbox and steering dampener, have all been replaced. The cv joints are freshly packed and has new boots. The shift rod bushing was replaced, the rear wheel bearings have just been packed, the shocks have been replaced, all brake hoses, turn and adjust rear brakes. The work was performed by German Motor Works in California.

The car presents well in white with a blue and white vinyl interior and has a bit of an Acapulco look. The Thing fires right up and handles as it should. The VW Thing is a proven vehicle. Their uniqueness, simplicity and utility have fallen into favor among auto enthusiasts and collectors alike. This is a great vehicle for investment or to keep at a seasonal home. No wrong decision here.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1974
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Hobby Segment
Classic
Odometer Reading
5,377
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Sedan
Doors
4
Body Color
White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
White
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
4 Cylinder
Transmission Type
Manual

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