GREAT LITTLE CONVERTIBLE! FEEL THE WIND IN YOUR FACE!
The history of our car.. This is an all original Car (aside from the Acapulco Color Scheme). Originally Blizzard White. The mechanicals of the car are great and starts every time - This car was maintained and serviced through it's life at European Dealership - Professional frame on restoration - car was stripped to bare metal - all body parts removed, all gaskets and hardware disassembled, This car was in very good condition to start with has two new OEM fenders - car was metal prepped with all necessary work being performed, epoxy primed, and all paintwork is basecoat / clear coat which is in exceptional condition - all brakes have been gone through - all books and records to show - the glass removed and all gaskets replaced - New side curtains as well - This car has a rare Eberspacher gas heater - and a spare tire and jack - This car has believed to be a second owner before we obtained it - due to it's rare availability we decided to make the investment of time and money to do a frame on restore which we worked tirelessly to complete. We can assure you that you won't find a cleaner "Thing" out there. It's truly a collector and any garage would love to have it.
What is that Thing?: The Type 62 Kubelwagen was produced during World War II Germany's need for a utility vehicle in the mold of an American Jeep. After the war the car was no longer produced, but it was brought out of mothballs in 1968 when the Mexican Government decided to enter the automobile industry. The old Kubelwagen now became the Safari in Mexico, the Trekker in Great Britain, The Kuriewagen in West Germany, the Pescaccia in Italy and the Thing in the United States. An ad at the time read "Take off the doors, fold down the windshield and you've got an instant Dune Buggy." The car was only distributed in America in 1973 and 1974. This 1973 Volkswagen Thing Custom Convertible is unique with it's Acapulco style theme. Painted white with blue accents. Powered by a 1584cc flat-4 engine mated with a 4-speed gearbox, it's a FUN car!
This vehicle is completely restored down to bare metal and absolutely beautiful. If you want to have something fun and unusual this car is for you. With the attention to detail during our restoration, there is nothing left for it's new owner other than a trip to the beach or a cup of coffee!
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