For Sale: 1973 Volkswagen Thing in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

STK 3120 1973 Volkswagen Thing

The VW Type 181 was based on a concept developed by Volkswagen during WWII. It is a 4-door cabriolet with full convertible top, removable doors and a lay-down windshield. Manufactured in Wolfsburg Germany, it shared mechanicals with the Type 1 Beetle and the VW Microbus. The chassis utilizes the floor pan design of the Karmann Ghia, which was 3" longer than the Beetle. The Type 181 was available to the civilian market from 1968 to 1983, but exports to the US were limited to the 1973-74 model years. Total US sales numbered approximately 25,000 units. Worldwide the Type 181 had a multitude of brand names, but the US version was dubbed the 'Thing'. Our 1973 'Thing' has been the beneficiary of a full restoration. An exterior 2-tone respray of 'Carolina Blue' and Cream White was applied and is in very good condition. The interior features new black vinyl upholstery, sun visors, an AM/FM/Cassette stereo system and a rare 12V heater/defroster system. A new softop has just been installed - no small task. The Type 181 Thing was equipped from the factory with a 1.6L flat-four powerplant. We do not have a history on this engine, but it appears stock and sounds strong. The air-cooled powerplant is backed by a 4-speed manual RWD transaxle. Brakes are 4-wheel drum and nice radial tires are mounted on re-furbed factory 15" steel wheels w/chrome caps. Side covers and additional restoration parts are included in the sale. This 'Thing' is your ultimate beach cruiser and holds a unique place in VW lore. ALL VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS".

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Volkswagen Thing
  • Listing ID: CC-1577355
  • Price: $29,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:White/Baby Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:29009
  • Stock Number:3120
  • VIN:1832755017

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Autobarn Classic Cars
325 McGill Ave
Ste. 500
Concord, NC 28027
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