For Sale: 1973 Volkswagen Thing in Alsip, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Early In Its Inception, The Thing Was Developed As A German Military Vehicle Known As A K�belwagen.

VW's Convertible 'Breadbox' Was Called The Thing Only In North America, Where It Went On Sale In 1973. It Was Known Elsewhere As The Trekker, The Safari Or Simply The Type 181. The Thing Was Built On The Same Chassis As The Pre-1968 Microbus And Was Propelled By VW's Air-Cooled, 46-hp, 1600-cc Flat Four. A Four-Speed Manual Was The Only Transmission. Acceleration - Well, It Wasn't Exactly A Speed Demon - Was Zero To 60 mph Which Took More Than 23 Seconds!

The Windshield Folded And The Detachable Doors Were Swappable Front To Rear.
Heat? Well, That Was Provided By An Optional Gasoline-Fueled Heater Hooked Directly To The Fuel Tank.

Interior Was Very Simple. The Only Instrumentation Was A Speedometer That Housed A Fuel Gauge On Its Dial, And The Glove Compartment Was An Open Area In The Dash.

New Here For 1973, The Thing Was Pitched At The Same Market As The Jeep CJ And Toyota Land Cruiser. It Came In Three Colors: Pumpkin Orange, Blizzard White And Sunshine Yellow, Which Is The Feature Car Here. Interior Heat Was Provided By An Ebersp�cher Gas-Fired Heater, Mounted Under The Front Hood, Which Worked Independently Of The Engine.

This Car Was Nicely Restored And Ready To Cruise To Your Lake House Or Just To Get Ice Cream On A Warm Summers Day!

We Have Over 150 Photos Including Underside Along With Video On Our Website At WWW.MCECARS.COM

Production U.S. SALES 1973 (VIN #183): 7,819

Restoration Completed In 2017. Check Out Detailed Photos And Video ..

Features On The Thing:

Rebuilt 1641cc 48hp Long Block Rear Mounted Flat Four Engine AK Code
.042 Heads
120 Camshaft
Jetted Carburetor
Freeway Flyer 4 Speed Manual Transmission
Heater (Inop) Comes With Most Components
Windshield Wipers And Washer System
Dual Side Mirrors
Front And Rear Seat Belts
New Starter, Ignition Coil, CV Joints, Brakes, Tie Rods
New Brakes And Drums
New Weatherstrip Throughout

Gorgeous Exterior In Sunshine Yellow Over A Solid Rust Free Body
Newer Perfect Tan Top With Clear Rear Window
Detachable Side Windows
Lower Body 'THING' Accent Stripe In Black
Newer Perfect High Back Tan Seat Interior
Rolling On Blackwall Radials With 15" Eight Spoke GT Wheels

Worldwide Enclosed Transporting / Financing Available
Numbers Matching and Original Mileage Cars

If marked as such, the vehicle Consignor states, this vehicles as numbers matching and/or original mileage. It has not been verified by Midwest Car Exchange Inc. As such Midwest Car Exchange Inc. is not guaranteeing the authenticity of this claim. Buyer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase.

This vehicle is being sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS, with no warranty, expressed, written or implied. Midwest Car Exchange Inc. shall not be responsible for the description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, nor is responsible for any omissions or errors in advertising and therefore makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, to their satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Midwest Car Exchange Inc. shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Midwest Car Exchange Inc. assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle, post sale.

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Volkswagen Thing
  • Listing ID: CC-1838026
  • Price: $28,900
  • Location:Alsip, Illinois
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:Sunshine Yellow
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:555
  • Stock Number:299348
  • VIN:1832421583E
Listed By:
Midwest Car Exchange
12533 S. Laramie Ave.
Alsip, IL 60803

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