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1973 Volkswagen Thing

Sale price: $US $8,000.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Model: Thing
Year: 1973
Type: Convertible
Color: Yellow
Mileage: 63,000
Engine: 1600 Dual Port
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 VW Thing!!!!!!!!!!

Be the only one in your city to own a rare classic like this.   Everyone looks at this car everywhere I take it. hardly anyone even knows what it is.   The VW THING was only imported to the United States for 2 years …1973 and 1974 and that's it!

 I have had this car for a little over a year and the clear Texas Title is in my name.   All the gears work on the transmission and the Odometer is showing 63K miles. The steering is tight and the car rides smoothly on 4 new tires. The engine is a 1600 dual port that was rebuilt by previous and since then has had lots of new parts installed.


This car starts very easily. runs. drives and stops. with great responce and pep for a VW. The entire Brake system was replaced. Interior is entirely new with new seat covers on all seats and new padding in front seats.  Wheels are the hard to find. correct 14 inch wide five smoothies with the correct offset that have been sanded and painted factory silver and have brand new tires on them and brand new hubcaps.   The typical floor rust was in two spots in the battery tray and under the rear seat that have been cut out and been replaced with 20 gauge steel welded in.

This car will be a great daily driver.   The horn. wipers. turn signals. hazards. brake lights. bright and dim headlights lights all work like they should.   Oil pressure. brake warning and alternator light all work and shut off when the car is started.

Here is a list of the new parts.   


New Factory yellow paint

New tires 185/70/14  (less than 3 miles on tires) stickers are still on the tires!!

New valve stems and caps on all 4 tires

New “The Thing” Decals on both sides    
New Windshield glass

New Headlights

New chrome headlight rings

Bumpers are coated with new Textured bed-liner

 New  hubcaps (all 4) mirror moon

New Horn 

New wipers 
New front turn signal seals (Left and Right 

New turn front turn signal lenses
New Tail light lenses

New Fuel Cap

New Clutch cable

New throttle cable


New seat covers on ALL seats.

New stuffing added to front seats

New Gearshift boot

New Battery (Feb/2017)

New Gearshift Knob

New keys and steering lock cylinder

New starter/key switch

New red brake light warning lens

New red heater control lens

New Turn signal switch

New flasher relay

New Dimmer Relay

New hood pop cable and handle

New License plate seal

New Truck-bed liner on floors and package area.


New master cylinder

New brake fluid reservoir

New wheel Cylinders (all 4 wheels)

New Soft lines (All 4 Wheels)

New front to rear brake line

New brake shoes on both front wheels

New emergency brake cable.

New brake fluid bleed through system.



New Carburetor. fuel cutoff switch. electric choke and seals.
New plugs 
New Wires.
New carb to intake seal.  

New intake center boots and clamps

New Fuel pump

New fan shroud heater plugs

New Rings

New main bearings

New Cam bearings

New engine tin paint (hammer Black)

New push-rod tubes and seals

All new soft fuel lines from tank to carb

New fuel filter

New tank spout and nut.  

Rebuilt alternator conversion Bosch (AL82N)

Chrome 009 Distributor

New air cleaner

New fan belt

Nice aftermarket Kadron Exhaust coated with high temperature paint.

New exhaust header seals

New oil (changed 6/20/2017)

 You are welcome to set up an appointment to inspect the car or ask questions that are not already in the ad.  This is an Auction. nbsp;If you are bidding. you do so to BUY the car; you are not bidding to have the right to come see the car and then decide if you want to buy it or not. $500 deposit is non-refundable and due within 48 hours after the auction is closed. full payment is due one week after the auction has ended. This car is being sold as-is. no warranty. Car may need some adjustments as it is 43 years old. Also. this is not a show car. some imperfections and digs are on the body and paint.  If you want a show car they sell for much more.  If you use Paypal. buyer is responsible for all fees. Thank you so much for looking. good luck bidding!


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