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1974
Volkswagen
Thing
Stock # 7123-CHA
Engine 1600 CC
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Color Orange
Interior Black
Mileage 40,866 (Unknown)
Chassis
Front Wheel Specification 14"
Rear Wheel Specification 14"
Front Tire Specification 205/75R14
Rear Tire Specification 205/75R14
Front Brakes Specification Drum
Rear Brakes Specification Drum
Exhaust Type Single Exhaust
Options
Seatbelts Vinyl Interior Manual Convertible Top
Documentation
Build Receipts
Advertised Price
AIR-COOLED 1600CC FLAT-4, 4SPD MANUAL TRANS, RUNS/DRIVES WELL, NICE-WEATHER FUN!

For the right person, this is just The Thing! Puns aside, the 1974 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 it 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. The bright orange paint adds to this car's charm. It's clean and complete, but it's a driver-quality application that looks like you're ready to have some carefree Saturdays driving on a sand dune. There are nice custom details like the fog lights and how the classic VW hubcaps have color-matched inserts. Plus, there's even a full convertible top with side curtains. And the overall style is just as unique as the Beetle. So everyone can't help but smile when they see ... Please ask for the full description.

Charlotte Showroom
800 Derita Road
Concord, NC, 28027
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Stock #:
7123-CHA
1974 Volkswagen Thing
$26,995
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1974 Volkswagen Thing

$26,995
SOLD
Stock
7123-CHA
Engine Size
1600 CC
Transmission
4 Speed Manual
Miles
40,866 (Unknown)
Location
Charlotte
Questions? Send A Message

or give us a call at (704) 598-2130

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AIR-COOLED 1600CC FLAT-4, 4SPD MANUAL TRANS, RUNS/DRIVES WELL, NICE-WEATHER FUN!

For the right person, this is just The Thing! Puns aside, the 1974 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 it 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. The bright orange paint adds to this car's charm. It's clean and complete, but it's a driver-quality application that looks like you're ready to have some carefree Saturdays driving on a sand dune. There are nice custom details like the fog lights and how the classic VW hubcaps have color-matched inserts. Plus, there's even a full convertible top with side curtains. And the overall style is just as unique as the Beetle. So everyone can't help but smile when they see a complete Thing like this one roll down the road.

Just like the exterior, the interior is about rugged utility. Plus, as many components as possible were shared with the Beetle. So replacing the steering wheel, gear shift, VDO gauge, and other essentials are both easy and economical. While this is a highly original presentation, you'll also love the upgraded wood overlay on the floor that really reminds you this is a truly cool beach machine.

The real heart of the go anywhere at any time feeling comes from the familiar air-cooled VW motor. It's no surprise that the Thing shares many components with the Beetle so it has a similar reputation for a rugged drivetrain and easy maintenance. Plus, we even have the receipt documenting the 2019 engine rebuild, and so this 1600cc unit feels like quite a string runner today. 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 improved traction from the rear-mounted engine, so there is truly function within the unique form.

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 now!

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Features

  • Seatbelts
  • Vinyl Interior
  • Manual Convertible Top
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Documentation

  • Build Receipts
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SPECS

Exterior Color
Orange
Interior Color
Black
Front Brakes
Drum
Rear Brakes
Drum
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