For Sale: 1973 Volkswagen Thing in Kentwood, Michigan


Vehicle Description

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1973 Volkswagen Thing for purchase. Originally developed for the West German Army, the Type 181 was also sold to the public, as the Kurierwagen in West Germany, the Trekker (RHD Type 182) in the United Kingdom, the Thing in the United States (1973-74), the Safari in Mexico and South America, and Pescaccia in Italy. Civilian sales ended after model year 1980. The Thing was then marketed to Americans boasting about its off-road capabilities, which wasn't very convincing to buyers here. The Thing did capture the desire from buyers as a quirky import that very few other people had. Today, its retro and unique look screams summer beach cruiser and its rarity makes it a really cool collector's item.

This '73 VW Thing in Sunflower Yellow was imported and rarely used. Only seeing time on the road as a fair-weather summer cruiser. It is powered by the original 1.6L flat 4-cylinder engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. It featured bucket seats, am/fm radio, soft convertible top, and more. This model, as North American models were, was built in the Puebla, Mexico plant and then imported in to Michigan. When someone is looking for a Thing that is a highly original example, this beauty is the one to find! Please call or email for more details!

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Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-919843
  • Price:$18,900
  • Location:Kentwood, Michigan
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Thing
  • Exterior Color:Sunshine Yellow
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:64475
  • Stock Number:B1429
  • VIN:1832755442