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FOR SALE: 1973 Volkswagen Thing $19,995 USD
Concord, NC

Engine: 1600 CC


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This 1973 Volkswagen Thing is quite an affordable rare treat. So if you like cool and classic VW culture, this is just The Thing.

Volkswagen\'s Type 181 really took the Beetle\'s rugged persona to the max. The panels are ribbed for strength; there\'s a higher off-road ground clearance; and the removable doors are interchangeable front and rear for the ultimate in utility. The windshield even folds down like a Jeep. In fact, while its full history goes back to VW\'s initial German roots, the look of the Thing is as fun and functional as a Willys Jeepster. This example goes for a correct and original style presentation, which means it shows its flaws. Even the correct bold orange was resprayed later in life, but it has the kind of aged-in style that will make many people think it\'s original. But while the value price can leave room in your budget for upgrades and upgrades, there\'s already something undeniably charming about a VW that seems to be so authentic. After all, its correct rocker stripe not only matches the roof, but it also is a reminder that even your local VW dealer called this The Thing.

Side curtains and a folding top allow you to button up this car. But really, this was the VW that was made to be enjoyed open to the world. Just like the exterior, the interior is about rugged utility. Plus, as many components as possible were shared with the Beetle. So replacing the steering wheel, gear shift, VDO gauge, and other essentials are both easy and economical. Of course, it\'s hard not to have a little fun with a car called The Thing, and so this one has a thick orange faux fur on the transmission tunnel and the rear seat. And on the practical side are some worthwhile upgrades like high-back bucket seats and an input to plug your music player into weather-resistant marine speakers.

The real heart of the go anywhere at any time feeling comes from the familiar air-cooled VW motor. It\'s no surprise that the Thing shares many components with the Beetle so it has a similar reputation for a rugged drivetrain and easy maintenance. This is linked to the sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission, which allows you to get the most out of the motor. It feels airy and nimble on the road, and you even have upgraded front disc brakes. But this is truly built to be capable when the pavement ends, too. The Thing\'s higher ground clearance works nicely in conjunction with the improved traction from the rear-mounted engine, so there is true function within the unique form.

Volkswagen only sold these to the USA for two years. So this is a rare opportunity at a strong-running and highly authentic example of a very cool VW. Call now!


  • Price$19,995 USD
  • Odometer70510
  • Body Styleconvertible
  • Stock #6623-CHA

About This Dealership:

800 Derita Road Suite A
Concord, NC

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