1974 Type 181 VW Volkswagen Thing NO RUST Restored 29k miles NO RESERVE

  • Location: South Elgin, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Thing
  • SubModel: type 181
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 29,000
  • VIN: 9999999999999
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 1600 cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1974 Volkswagen Thing overview

UP FOR BID! 1974 VW Thing type 181, No rust! This vw has a bit over 29K original miles. One of the nicest 100% original things available for sale today.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A PERFECT RUST FREE THING, HERE IT IS!
THIS WAS A TRUE CALIFORNIA CAR, I HAD IT TRANSPORTED FROM CA ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, THEN FULLY RESTORED IT. NO RUST, NO BONDO HIDING RUST.
LOTS OF WORK DONE, BRAKES, SHOCKS, BRAKE LINES, DRUMS, ETC...


Clean and Clear IL TITLE
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CORRECT ORIGINAL 100%RADIO, MOUNT, AND SPEAKER)
I repainted the THING with original paint code pumpkin orange, 2 stage with clear coat.
No Hack, ALL ORIGINAL!
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT! Shifts perfect, starts right up.
Undercarriage CLEAN! Not rusted, No rust even under the battery tray. Never cut, never welded, all original body panels
1974 VW Thing Type 181
4 cyl. air cooled vw 1600cc engine gasoline engine
4 speed manual transmission
Original exhaust driven heater
Optima Red Top Battery
All systems fully functional, heater, wipers, lights, turn signals, everything has been rebuilt, repaired or replaced as needed.
Top is good, has one small tear on front drivers side corner, see picture.
Original Door Windows, with new plastic "glass" sewn in
Wooden "duck" floor boards
Original, Rust Free Running boards, Ultra Rare Accessory
New Seat covers
All rubber trim is new
Complete Original Tool Kit, with jack, spark plug tools and bag.
Original Spare Tire (hooked up to the windshield washer reservoir to pressurize, leaks out over time.)
Original VW lap seat belts front and rear
Sunvisors are new
All bolts, hardware, door catches, etc. have been Re plated, Cadmium Finish, no paint over screws.
BF Goodrich Silverline Wide White Wall Tires
CLEAR Illinois title
All fluids checked/changed as needed.
READY TO DRIVE.
Contact Dave (815)-708-8755
I will help load onto a trailer.
Shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer. Vehicle sold as is where is.
NON REFUNDABLE Deposit of $1000.00 required within 24 hours of winning auction, remaining amount must be paid within 1 week. vehicle must be picked up within 2 weeks. I will accept cash, or wire transfer.
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