For Sale: 1974 Volkswagen Thing in Cadillac, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing (2019 Bug Jam Calendar Car) This two owner Volkswagen Thing has been restored nearly 100% mechanically while maintaining its rugged looks. The car is mostly rust free except for two small areas on the rockers in front of the rear fenders. The floor has been repaired using sheet steel so it's very strong. All mechanical and structural components were repaired, restored, and refurbished. The engine is very special, originally built by Classic Camber of Pinellas Park and featured in Hot VWs magazine. It's a 1776cc balanced and blueprinted motor with many Gene Berg parts - runs great! Car was also featured in the 2019 Bug Jam calendar. I have spent the past 5 years building this car with my kids and had a blast, but now it's done and time for a new project. New parts added: • Disc brakes, all lines, master, and slave cylinders, type 3 rear drums • H4 headlights, fog lights, spotlights, taillights, led backups • Rebuilt front beam, all new Meyle ball joints and tie rod ends, all wheel bearings and seals • All shocks • New steering box • Most all rubber parts • Gene Berg shifter • Rebuilt speedometer • Jetta leather seats, all new seat belts front and rear including 3-point for front • New Thing Shop top canvas and frame, descent side curtains • Recent new battery • OG Thing transmission and correct Type 181 trailing arms and front spindles • Rebuilt CVs • Sun visors • Fuel tank • Ignition switch • Custom roll cage • Sway-Away Bar 1776cc Engine: • Scat solid shaft rockers, Berg swivel foot adjusters, Chromalloy pushrods • New Mexican VW case full-flowed • 69 mm 10/10 counterweighted 8 doweled crank by Scat • Cima/Mahle forged pistons with Cima rings • Scat 4063 camshaft with duration of 0.430 and lift of 296 degrees • New Brazil lightened 12 lb, 8 doweled flywheel • Gene Berg heads VW/Audi 041's with 42 X 37.5 Manely stainless valves (40mm intakes, 35.5 mm exhaust), 3-angle valve job, hemi cut, Gene Berg dual springs, and GB Chromalloy.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1357630
  • Price:$17,395
  • Location:Cadillac, Michigan
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:260858
  • VIN:AMS20856