Engine Size
1600 cc
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
2,248
Vin
1832421212
Stock
1707

GORGEOUS COMPLETE RESTORATION, BEACH READY....

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

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 scratch-resistant semi-gloss finish colors: Sunshine Yellow, Pumpkin Orange, and the Blizzard White of our 1973 feature car. Interior heat was provided by an Eberspächer gas-fired heater, mounted under the front hood, which worked independently of the engine. The cost was $2,750, not cheap when a basic 1973 Sedan cost $2,299 and a Karmann Ghia convertible cost $3,450. Owners could personalize their Things with options like a "Baja look" stripe kit, a surrey top, a roll cage and interior dress-ups including a shift console and leather- or wood-rim steering wheel.

This Car Was Nicely Restored And Ready To Cruise To Your Lake House Or Just To Get Ice Cream On A Warm Summers Day!
Production U.S. SALES 1973 (VIN #183): 7,819

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Features On The Thing:

Fantastic Running And Detailed 1600cc 46hp Rear Mounted Flat Four Engine With Number Of AM012336
Smooth Shifting 4 Speed Manual Transmission
Heater
Working AM Push Button Radio
Dual Side Mirrors
Fog Lamps
Optioned Roll Cage, Padded
Windshield Wipers And Washer System
Front And Rear Seat Belts

Gorgeous Exterior In Blizzard White Over A Solid Rust Free Body
Perfect Black Top With Clear Rear Window
Lower Body 'THING' Accent Stripe In Black
Black Running Boards
Perfect Black Seat Interior With Added Removable Headrests
Rolling Blackwall Radials With 15" VW Polished Wheels With Dome Style Hub Caps

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Year
1973
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Thing
Miles
2,248

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1600 cc
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Blizzard White
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
4
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

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Engine Size
1600 cc
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
2,248
Vin
1832421212
Stock
1707

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