For Sale: 1974 Volkswagen Thing in Columbus (OH), Ohio

Vehicle Description

For sale is a 1974 VW Type 181 Thing. The vehicle is in excellent condition. A $25,684 restoration was completed at 92,000 miles (presumed current mileage is 100,850 - TMU) - restoration cost did not including the vehicle. The restoration included a complete vehicle disassembly, body repair where necessary (minor - restoration photos available, new paint, and reassembly with a new engine (new case and all new components), new top and frame, side curtains, brake lines, nuts, bolts, seals, new rubber and fender welting.
 
 The interior is upgraded with custom front seats, a wood steering wheel, chrome EMPI trigger shifter, and partial carpeting in the inside the doors, rear deck, back of the rear seats, and inside the glove box. 
 
 The vehicle’s mechanicals have been completely gone over by two top-level foreign auto repair shops in Columbus, Ohio, and $2,700 was spent to bring the vehicle to tip-top running shape (receipts available). The shops completed written vehicle inspections and statements of condition (Acceleration Import Car Specialist statement of condition included in photos). There are receipts available to verify the restoration and the recent maintenance and repairs performed under current ownership. Maintenance and repairs include a new clutch, pressure plate, and through-out bearing, rear main seal and flywheel oil seal, transmission final drive oil seal, gear oil change, new bump stops, replacement of spring plate bushings, new rear shocks, and replacement of the firewall and rear engine rubber seals. The master cylinder was replaced, a new steering damper installed, new rear wheel brake cylinders, brake hoses, new valve cover gaskets, a new oil screen gasket kit, and a new carburetor.


The vehicle is fitted with new Hankook Kinergy tires, the fuse box was replaced, and wiring was updated. All gauges and lights are in working order. The Thing comes with a convertible top boot, spare tire cover, and car cover.
 
 If you want to be the center of attention, this is the vehicle for you! If you enjoy constant stares, positive comments, thumbs up, and occasional whoops and howlers, you’ll love driving around in this prime example of a highly collectible 1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing. 
 
 Additional photos, receipts, and complete documentation is available. 

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Volkswagen Thing
  • Listing ID: CC-1630317
  • Price: $28,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Columbus (OH), Ohio
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:Sunbrite Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Flat 4
  • Odometer:750
  • Trim Level:Type 181
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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