For Sale: 1974 Volkswagen Thing in Bridgeport, Connecticut


Vehicle Description

The Volkswagen Type 181 is a two-wheel drive, four-door, convertible, manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from 1968 to 1983. Originally developed for the West German Army, the Type 181 also entered the civilian market as the Kurierwagen ("courier car") in West Germany, the Trekker (RHD Type 182) in the United Kingdom, the Thing in the United States (1973-74), the Safari in Mexico and South America, and Pescaccia in Italy. Civilian sales ended after model year 1980.

Manufactured in Wolfsburg, West Germany (1968-74), Hannover, West Germany (1974-83), Puebla, Mexico (1970-80), and Jakarta, Indonesia (1973-80), the Type 181 shared its mechanicals with Volkswagen's Type 1 (Beetle) and the pre-1968 Volkswagen Microbus, its floor pan with the Type 1 Karmann Ghia, and its concept with the company's K´┐Żbelwagen, which had been used by the German military during World War II.

All four doors were removable and interchangeable, the windshield folded flat, and the convertible roof could be removed for al fresco driving. The spartan interior featured vinyl covered bucket seats, painted sheet metal, drain holes and perforated rubber mats. A fiberglass hardtop and trunk-mounted auxiliary heater were offered as individual options.

For more information, call 203-330-9604 or send an email to [email protected]

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1439480
  • Price:$25,000
  • Location:Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:Beige and Blue
  • Interior Color:Beige and Blue
  • Odometer:19700
  • Stock Number:1047
  • VIN:1842471047

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