For Sale: 1973 Volkswagen Thing in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Picture this: a bright yellow 1973 Volkswagen Thing, ready to whisk you back to an era of bell-bottoms and peace signs. A paint job that is not just yellow; it's sunshine yellow, bright enough to make daisies jealous. The top and a rear plastic window is in great shape, with just a bit of character. With its convertible top and four doors, it's like a beach buggy and a jeep had a love child that was all about good vibes and open roads.

Inside, and you'll find an interior that's as fresh as a daisy. Black cloth seats that feel like they've just been plucked from a 70s catalog - perfect for those sunny days in shorts. The custom steering wheel adds a touch of personal flair, and the updated stereo is ready to blast your favorite tunes from AM/FM/XM to CD, with VDO aux readouts neatly added to the dash, keeping you well-informed and in control.

Under the hood of this 1973 Volkswagen Thing lies the 1600 CC engine with a dual carb setup, nestled alongside a 4-speed manual transmission. The front end feels tight and responsive, with a gearbox that's as smooth as a lava lamp, making every journey a joyous throwback experience. Adding to its charm is a unique gas heater in the trunk, a nod to the meticulous restoration efforts by a true VW enthusiast. Remember, the Volkswagen Type 181, known as 'The Thing,' is more than a car; it's a legend, with its brief two-year stint in the USA adding to its mystique.


• 1600CC engine

• Dual carb setup

• 4 Speed manual transmission

• 8 Ball Shifter knob

• Manual convertible top

• Black Cloth interior

• Alpine AM/FM/XM CD player

• VDO gauges

• Custom steering wheel

• Yellow Full repaint inside and out

• Includes misc spare parts and operator's manual

1973 Volkswagen Thing, wth its lively 1600 CC dual carb engine and smooth 4-speed manual transmission, this sunny cruiser is a joyride back in time. Inside, the VDO aux readouts, AM/FM/XM, and comfortable cloth upholstery enhance every journey, while the unique gas heater hints at meticulous restoration. A rare gem, this VW Thing, with its two-year-only import legacy. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Volkswagen Thing
  • Listing ID: CC-1847061
  • Price: $25,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:71556
  • Stock Number:6611-DFW
  • VIN:1832842444
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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