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1973 Volkswagen Thing

STOCK# 3120

$29,995

Full Convertible Top & Removable Doors Full Restoration
VIN 1832755017
Engine 1600 cc
Mileage 29,009
Call 704-788-2765 Message Us
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $443 /YEAR insurance
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Full Convertible Top & Removable Doors
Full Restoration

STK 3120 1973 Volkswagen Thing

The VW Type 181 was based on a concept developed by Volkswagen during WWII. It is a 4-door cabriolet with full convertible top, removable doors and a lay-down windshield. Manufactured in Wolfsburg Germany, it shared mechanicals with the Type 1 Beetle and the VW Microbus. The chassis utilizes the floor pan design of the Karmann Ghia, which was 3” longer than the Beetle. The Type 181 was available to the civilian market from 1968 to 1983, but exports to the US were limited to the 1973-74 model years. Total US sales numbered approximately 25,000 units. Worldwide the Type 181 had a multitude of brand names, but the US version was dubbed the 'Thing'. Our 1973 'Thing' has been the beneficiary of a full restoration. An exterior 2-tone respray of 'Carolina Blue' and Cream White was applied and is in very good condition. The interior features new black vinyl upholstery, sun visors, an AM/FM/Cassette stereo system and a rare 12V heater/defroster system. A new softop has just been installed - no small task. The Type 181 Thing was equipped from the factory with a 1.6L flat-four powerplant. We do not have a history on this engine, but it appears stock and sounds strong. The air-cooled powerplant is backed by a 4-speed manual RWD transaxle. Brakes are 4-wheel drum and nice radial tires are mounted on re-furbed factory 15” steel wheels w/chrome caps. Side covers and additional restoration parts are included in the sale. This 'Thing' is your ultimate beach cruiser and holds a unique place in VW lore. ALL VEHICLES SOLD “AS IS”.

Vehicle Specs

Engine
Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1600 cc
Body
Body Color
White/Baby Blue
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
4
Basic
Year
1973
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Miles
29,009
Interior
Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Center Console
No

Options

  • AM/FM RADIO
  • Bucket Seats
  • Cassette Player
  • Front Drum Brakes
  • Horn
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Rear Drum Brakes
  • Vinyl Seats

Disclaimer

AutoBarn Classic Cars is a consignment dealership; therefore, we sell cars that are not new and have surpassed their normal life expectancy. For this reason, the vehicles AutoBarn Classic Cars sells often require greater maintenance and repair. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. Although AutoBarn Classic Cars does perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of information we are provided by the owner. We sell our vehicles AS-IS, WHERE-IS, with no warranties expressed, written or implied. Any representations or descriptions are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. All sales are final.

We perform an extensive visual inspection on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore, it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

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STOCK# 3120

$29,995

Full Convertible Top & Removable Doors Full Restoration
VIN 1832755017
Engine 1600 cc
Mileage 29,009
Call 704-788-2765 Message Us
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $443 /YEAR insurance
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Auto Barn Classic Cars

Classic Cars Sales & Consignment

Contact Details