For Sale: 1974 Volkswagen Thing in Kentwood, Michigan

Vehicle Description

The Volkswagen thing was spawned by a German runabout military vehicle known as the "Kubelwagen"...Kubel meaning "bucket" and Wagen meaning "Car". A name, which is quite fitting for the design. The Thing was only called "The Thing" in North America where it went on sale in 1973; elsewhere it was known as the Trekker, the Safari or simply Type 181. Spartan by design, the Thing became quite popular in the US market as it appealed especially to the youth. The thing cost only $3150.00 dollars making it affordable to the American public. To this day, the quirky Thing, is recognizable and popular among motoring enthusiasts.

The car spent some time in California and was mechanically went through before making its way to Michigan. Once in Michigan it spent some time in Pentwater Michigan at a Lake house and used only in nice weather.

The car presents well in white with a blue and white vinyl interior and has a bit of an Acapulco look. The Thing fires right up and handles as it should. The VW Thing is a proven vehicle. Their uniqueness, simplicity and utility have fallen into favor among auto enthusiasts and collectors alike. This is a great vehicle for investment or to keep at a seasonal home. No wrong decision here.

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Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final. GR Auto Gallery and all its affiliates reserve the right to charge a 3% processing fee on any credit card sales of over $2,500.

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Volkswagen Thing
  • Listing ID: CC-1609505
  • Price: $28,900
  • Location:Kentwood, Michigan
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:White/Blue
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:6845
  • Stock Number:B4267 L
  • VIN:1842542127
Listed By:
GR Auto Gallery
4722 50th Street SE
Kentwood, MI 49512

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