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For Sale: 1974 Volkswagen Thing
in St. George, Utah

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A new 1641cc engine was built by master VW engine builder Tim Caves, Tujunga, CA, at 65,985 miles. Current mileage is 68,465 miles (2,480 miles on new engine). Engine build included new Empi 4110 chrome-moly forged counter-balanced crankshaft, new main and rod bearings, new aluminum bubble top case, new 87 mm Mahle pistons, new stock VW camshaft and bearings with new Mahle lifters, rebuilt VW rods, new factory VW cylinder heads with new valves and springs, new full flow oil system with Gene Berg oil pump cover plate with pressure relief, 12.5 lb flywheel, new clutch, Gene Berg 3.5 lb front pulley, Gene Berg gland nut and big washer. New carburetor. Motor is 7.1 to 1 compression ratio. Oil system includes engine housing mounted Fram HP 1 oil filter. All, complete engine tin and working thermostat and baffles. New heat exchangers. Exhaust headers with dual mufflers. Engine runs smooth and strong. New tie-rod ends and ball joints (the front end is "solid."). The vehicle has current Utah Safety Inspection. Other features of the car included in the sale:
Original VW Thing Owners Manual
VW Thing Repair Manual
Driving lights
Goodyear Decathlon P185/75 R14 tires are good.
Large back-up lights
Original interior is in excellent condition.
Convertible top and rear plastic window are in excellent condition.
Four glass slide window side curtains from “The Trim Shop” (includes storage bag for when the top is down).
Electric windshield washer
Spare VW wheel with tire and VW jack
Door hinge type exterior rear view mirrors
Glove box with locking door.
Radio (old AM/FM/Cassette stereo) with four speakers.
Regular VW interior heating/windshield defrosting system that works well. The car DOES NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!
Car has been garaged all the time I have owned it (ten years) and the paint is in excellent condition.
Pricing Information
Asking Price
Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
St. George, UT
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading




Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Orange with black top

Restoration History

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details


Seat Material

Accessories and Customizations

Restoration History

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Flat 4

Engine Size
1641 cc

Engine Features and Modifications

Engine History

Engine Condition

Transmission Details

Transmission Type

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

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