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For Sale: 1974 Volkswagen Thing in Sarasota, Florida

Vehicle Description

1974 Volkswagen Type 181 The Thing

This vehicle has received a fresh restoration in a deep blue with color matched wheels. Upholstered in black vinyl with matching removable soft top. The engine is built on Type 1 "EO" 1300cc air cooled flat-four. Formally in the Gregorie Neck Collection

The Volkswagen Type 181 "The Thing" was an updated version of the German military's Type 82 Kubelwagen. Rather than using the Type 82's mechanical setup, however, the Thing rode on a combination of a Beetle driveline and a Type II Transporter suspension. Like the rest of the VW lineup, the Type 181 placed the air-cooled, 1300cc engine in the rear and use the motor's horsepower to drive the rear wheels.

Much like during its two-year production run, the Volkswagen Thing today is a quirky, eye-catching ride. Its bright and wild 1970s colors, combined with the convertible's boxiness make it stand out in a sea of uniform cars. Models from 1974 are slightly more desirable due to their horsepower, though condition and color tend to drive value more than model year.

• Blue
• Blue wheels
• Black vinyl soft top (removable)

• Black vinyl bucket seats
• AM/FM Bluetooth Radio
• Seat belts
• Heater

• Type 1 "EO" 1300cc air cooled flat four
• 4-Speed Manual
• 4-Wheel disc brakes

• Clean

Call us at 941-355-1955, a live person answers the phones from 9am - 9pm (EST)
Financing is available on our website
We can ship this vehicle world wide door to door
Our indoor showroom is located at 7910 25th Court East Unit 107 Sarasota, FL 34243

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Volkswagen Thing
  • Listing ID: CC-1827321
  • Price: $29,900
  • Location:Sarasota, Florida
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:10
  • Stock Number:2812324
  • VIN:1842543056
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