For Sale: 1974 Volkswagen Thing in Clearwater, Florida

Vehicle Description

1974 VW Thing

Car History

The Volkswagen Type 181 is a two-wheel drive, four-door, convertible, manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from 1968 to 1983. The U.S. version was called the "Thing" while in Germany it is called a Kurierwagen, in the UK it is known as the "Trekker", in the South America it is called the "Safari". While it is called many things around the globe, it is unmistakably known by all VW enthusiasts & fans of the manufacturer.

We have a great green 1974 VW Thing here at Adventure Classics that has a lot of originality with a few modification thrown in to upgrade the ride and handling too.

Engine & Drivetrain

Ours appears to have the original VW 1776cc 4-cylinder engine that has been modified with chrome air cleaners on its dual carburetors, chrome engine compartment pan, a custom under the bumper set of long tube headers and exhaust, and is paired to a 4-speed manual transmission.

It rides on upgraded 17" and 18" Corvette 5-spoke chrome mag wheels and wider performance black wall tires.


The interior has high-back front bucket seats and matching rear seat and has room to fit 4 adults comfortably with lots of leg room. Behind the rear seat is extra room for storage for a cooler down the beach or your passenger's bags.
It also has a beautiful full chrome roll cage, EMPI floor shifter, as well as a great Pioneer Stereo System to belt out some tunes while you are cruising.


This Thing is painted in a dark green paint job and the body is straight and true with all doors lining up correctly and open & close properly too. It has the removeable full top that looks nice with the with side curtains.

The exterior lenses, bumpers, trim, and emblems are also in good condition.


This green 1974 VW Thing we have here at Adventure Classics looks cool and you can't find many of these on the roads today that are in this condition.

Call or email us at:

[email protected]

(727) 688-1148 OR (727) 580-9919

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1357770
  • Price:$24,900
  • Location:Clearwater, Florida
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:Green Metallic
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:83086
  • Stock Number:080
  • VIN:1842403500