COOL COLLECTIBLE, RECENT SERVICE & TOP, 1600CC FLAT 4, 4 SP MAN, READY 2 CRUISE!
For the right person, this is just The Thing! But puns aside, the 1973 Volkswagen Type 181 (AKA "Thing") is one of those cool factory variations on the Beetle that utilized its bulletproof engineering to the max. As a result, these are both highly useful and a rapidly appreciating classic.
The Thing is very memorable, but was only officially imported for two years. That's why you don't see too many of them out in the classic car circles. These were originally built purely for function. Those ribs in the straight metal panels provide added strength, the windshield folds down like a Jeep, and all four doors are removable and interchangeable. But just like the original Beetle, we found a personality in all of this purpose. This is especially true with one that is painted in the white and blue livery that pays tribute to the limited edition Acapulco Thing. And we know you love the details on this right down to the white folding roof and white wheels with blue lug nuts. It's a total presentation that gives this one a terrific sunny day disposition and presentation.
Inside, the well-coordinated package continues with a custom full white interior that includes front sport seats that add charm as well as comfort. Plus, the blue on the seatbelts, inner doors, and dash tell you this was a truly thoughtful customization. In fact, speaking of thoughtful, the AM/FM/CD stereo is connected to marine-grade speakers. Sure, their white appearance matches with the rest of the interior, but it's also nice to have that extra outdoor confidence in such a sunshine-friendly droptop. And the nautical themed upgrades don't end there. The wood appearance on the steering wheel matches the marine-like the wood slats in the floor for more well-coordinated fun.
The real heart of the go anywhere at anytime feeling comes from the familiar air-cooled 1600 cc VW motor. It's no surprise that the Thing shares many components with the Beatle so it has a similar reputation for a rugged drivetrain and easy maintenance. This is linked to the sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission, which allows you to get the most out of the motor. It feels airy and nimble on the road, but this is truly built to be capable when the pavement ends, too. The Thing's higher ground clearance works nicely in conjunction with the weight of the rear-mounted engine to improve traction and ability.
The Type 181 Thing is one of those great cars that has a breezy nature but is backed up by solid engineering. It's an easy to own and easy to love appreciating classic...and if you're quick enough, it can be all yours. Call today!!!
- CD Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Manual Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Blizzard White
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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