1974 VW Volkswagen Thing Type 181 Convertible – Rebuilt Engine

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Technical specifications

Interior Color:Black
Engine:4 cylinder air cooled
Trim:4 door convertible
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1974 VW Volkswagen Thing Type 181 Convertible – Rebuilt Engine
This 1974 Thing has been a joy of ours for several years. But we don't get the time to run around in it like we used to and hope somebody else can enjoy it and give it a good home.
Rebuilt engine with less than 100 miles on it. We haven't started it for two years or so and it currently does not start – probably the starter/solenoid. But once you get it running, the engine should be in good shape. The engine costs us approx. $3000 for purchase and installation. Floor pans were replaced with aluminum plate by the previous owner to cover up floor pan rust. The body has rust spots, primarily on the fenders (a few pictures of examples are shown). Convertible top generally in decent shape, although it pulls up slightly on the front passenger side above the frame and has a small patch about the passenger area (both are evident in the photo showing the front of the roof). Interior seats are in good shape with no tears but they are only partially mounted to the aluminum plate floor board. Includes standard VW seat rails (extra, never installed).The pins of the passenger-side rear door need replacing along with the side mirrors. The other door handles/latches are tight and need lubricant/work. Front windshield is cracked. Side windows are in good condition (side curtains as they are called in VW Thing lingo). No actual mileage because the odometer was removed before we bought it. Comes with a printed owners manual. Includes a replacement front end (extra, never installed), a spare wheel (no tire), and a replacement emergency brake (never installed - the emergency brake had been removed before we bought it). If you are willing to put some work and TLC into this car, it will be the perfect beach car or run-around car. We will miss it. But want it to get the use and enjoyment that it deserves.
Serious bidders only. Please email will questions before bidding. $250 deposit within 2 days of winning bid by paypal and balance in cash or cashier's check upon pickup. Pickup only.

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