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1973 Volkswagen Thing Base 1.6l on 2040-cars

Year:1973 Mileage:383221
Location:

Silver City, New Mexico, United States

Silver City, New Mexico, United States

Changing projects and this is a hard one for me to let go.  I just love this Thing. This one has been around in the desert southwest since new. Body work and repaint needed, if you want a show car—it was this way when I got it in 2007.  Several years ago, I replaced the soft top and restored the seats with parts from the Thing Shop – but there has been some sun damage since then.  I’ve done lots to this Thing over the years.  New everything on the front end including a new steering gear.  I had the motor converted to alternator to have enough power for the headlights lights, the Hella flood lights and stereo at the same time.  It has a S&S merged header exhaust system with duel mufflers. I also built some Duck Boards out of old growth redwood for the floorboard.

Windows:  I have the side curtains, two of which are sliding Plexiglas and two are vinyl like the rear window on the soft top.

Hardtop:  Comes with a fiberglass hard top as well (I purchased from Mexico).  Very, very rare style, unlike any I’ve seen.  It resembles the higher-quality VW top, but with an extra detail molded in on top for a rack.  I have the tinted side glass, but not the rear window. It was a restoration project that I never finished.

Wheels:  The wheels are Rare 15” mid-50’s, slotted VW “Crow’s Feet” that are 4 1/2 ” wide (wheels that are mounted on the car.) Also comes with a custom set of widened VW bus slotted wheels that are 6 1/2 ” wide (for that custom look.) I really wanted to put some off road tire on her. I’ll even throw in an adapter to allow spin balancing of tires. It’s a necessary thing these days.

Extra Parts: Attached removable, strong box for storage that fits behind the rear seats that is pad lockable. I have an extra hood, two extra doors, wheels and hubcaps plus a few boxes of other miscellaneous parts. There’s even a rare set of military 181 brackets for a skid plate mounted on the front beam that I bought from a guy overseas.

Tow Bar: It comes with a tow bar that attaches to the front beam – just drive over and tow her home. 

It currently drips oil (most VWs do.) It needs a good set of tires.

NOTE: Photos of Hard Top and extra parts - COMING SOON - or email for photos or questions.  

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Volkswagen throws a Polo-palooza with four new or upgraded models

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:41:00 EST

Volkswagen unveiled a parade of new and upgraded Polo models at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, including the Polo TSI BlueMotion, Polo TDI BlueMotion, Polo BlueGT and CrossPolo (pictured above). While they will likely never make an appearance this side of the pond, it is fun to see what European subcompact drivers will be driving later this year.
The new BlueMotion models represent the most efficient petrol and diesel options in their class, according to VW. The BlueMotion TDI offers just 73 horsepower from its diesel engine but gives the equivalent of 76 miles per gallon (US) in the EU test. The BlueMotion TSI brings a little more power with its 88-hp petrol engine and has a combined rating of 57 mpg (US) in the EU cycle.
The Polo BlueGT provides a balance of performance and economy, and for the 2014 model, it gains a 9-horsepower boost to its 1.4-liter turbocharged to give drivers 147 hp at the press of the accelerator. This year's car also has an optional Sport Select suspension with electronically controlled dampers to improve handling a bit. It's still fitted with active cylinder management to use as little gas as possible when cruising.

VW redoes A-ha's 'Take On Me' music video

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:30:00 EST

Volkswagen has been responsible for its fair share of witty, clever commercials. "Tiny Vader" might be the most popular, but somehow, we think this newest spot will find a big audience. VW delivers not so much a cover, but a reimagining, of 1980s Norwegian pop band A-ha's famous music video for "Take On Me."
The original opens with an animated motorcycle race, which is revealed to be part of a comic book. VW's version replaces the motorcycle with a Passat, which strikes us as an oddly sober choice when there are cars like the GTI and Beetle in VW's portfolio. But never mind that - take a look down below for the entire 46-second spot. For reference, we've also included the original music video. And if you aren't a fan of the musical stylings of A-ha, just think, VW's choice of 1980s music could have been much worse.

Former Porsche boss Wiedeking won't face criminal charges over VW bid

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:01:00 EST

Hedge fund managers have been suing Porsche for years now, alleging that the car company lied about its intentions during its failed attempt to take over Volkswagen, a gambit that caused them billion in losses. Over the same period, authorities in Stuttgart built a criminal case against former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (above, left) and Chief Financial Officer Holger Härter (right), filing charges in December 2012. When those fund plaintiffs lost their most recent court case, one of the dimming lights in the dark and receding tunnel was that the criminal investigation might unearth more evidence about Porsche's actions that could help the plaintiffs in pending litigation.
Bloomberg reports that another light has gone out, though, with a Stuttgart court dismissing the market manipulation case before going to trial because, as a court spokesperson said, "there wasn't enough evidence backing up the charges." When prosecutors get the files back from the court, they have a week to decide to refile, but unless they've been sandbagging evidence that could bolster the case, the only lights at the end of the tunnel will be those welcoming Wiedeking and Härter back to the world of legally unencumbered men.