For Sale: 1974 Volkswagen Thing in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

Painted in a vibrant Sunshine Yellow that's as cheerful as a day at the beach, this 1974 Volkswagen Thing is the epitome of fun on four wheels. With its boxy silhouette and black decals adding a touch of contrast, this Thing stands out from the crowd like a beach ball in a sea of sand. The convertible top in black vinyl can be swapped out for the homemade Acapulco-style top, complete with playful fringe, for those days when you want to let your hair down and soak up the sun. Rolling on its original 14" VW Thing wheels wrapped in 195/75R14 tires, this classic is ready to cruise the coast or tackle the city streets with equal aplomb.

Inside, the black vinyl bucket seats and color-matched interior panels in Sunshine Yellow create a cohesive and inviting space. The mostly stock interior is a testament to the Thing's enduring charm, with only a hint of personalization in the form of an aftermarket radio resting in the glovebox, waiting to be installed for those long drives down memory lane. The basket weave parcel shelf and coco-style floor mats add a touch of German flair, perfectly complementing the car's quirky personality.

Powering this beach-ready beauty is a believed-original 1600cc engine, the heart of the Thing's no-nonsense approach to motoring. Fed by a single Solex 34 PICT-3 carburetor and mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, this powerplant has been well-maintained over the years, with updates to the plugs, fluids, and filters keeping it running strong. The VW Beetle exhaust system adds a hint of auditory charm, while the drum brakes at all four corners provide reliable stopping power when it's time to pull over and dip your toes in the sand.


• 1600cc VW Thing-specific engine

• Single Solex 34 PICT-3 carburetor

• 4-speed manual transmission

• VW transaxle rear axle

• Torsion beam front suspension with shocks

• IRS torsion rear suspension with shocks

• Drum brakes

• VW Beetle exhaust system

• Sunshine Yellow paint

• Black decals

• Black vinyl convertible top

• Homemade Acapulco-style top with fringe

• Original 14" VW Thing wheels in 195/75R14 tires

• Black vinyl bucket seats

• Sunshine Yellow color-matched interior panels

• Mostly stock original interior

• Aftermarket radio

• Basket weave parcel shelf

• Coco-style floor mats

• Service manual

• Owner's manual

• Top care instructions

This iconic 1974 VW Thing, with its vibrant Sunshine Yellow paint, black soft top, and handmade Acapulco-style canopy, is the perfect companion for your next beach adventure or car show. The believed-original 1600cc engine and 4-speed manual transmission have been lovingly maintained, ensuring that this classic keeps running strong for years to come. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Volkswagen Thing
  • Listing ID: CC-1850658
  • Price: $21,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:Sunshine Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:26350
  • Stock Number:4348-NSH
  • VIN:1842625055
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086

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