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1973 Volkswagen Thing Base 1.6l Excellent Condition, Outstanding Orange Paint on 2040-cars

US $17,500.00
Year:1973 Mileage:34750
Location:

Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, United States

Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, United States

You are looking at a 1973, three owner Thing. I purchased this car in 1996 and had a mechanical refresh and clean up done at the time. I purchased the car from a person who had stored it indoors in an enclosed barn for over ten years. The car went into climate controlled storage in 2000 and remained there until the spring of 2009. In 2009, the paint was taken to bare metal and the repaint (original color with a slight touch of red to make it pop) was done by a well known Boston area concourse quality restoration house. The paint work was done by the owner himself, Dave Cusano. Ferrari quality! Dave also installed the tubular bumpers and the luggage rack purchased from the Thing Shop in Arizona. The mechanical restoration included the installation of "quiet" headers, also from the Thing Shop, new Michelin tires and an update of all brakes, systems, engine, etc., was done by a well known high end German car service and restoration firm, European Auto Solutions. This is one of the best Things you will find anywhere. Whenever we are in the car with the top up or down, everyone smiles when she goes by. There is also a "boot' to cover the top frame when its down.     

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Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:58:00 EST

Unlike the US, the commercial truck market throughout the rest of the world is chocked full of competitors from many different automakers. Since 2006, Volkswagen has had a fullsize van called the Crafter that was a result of a partnership with Daimler AG and based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. This partnership is supposed to last through 2016, but Reuters is reporting that VW might be looking to end its relationship with Daimler and create its own van in cooperation with German truck and bus maker MAN.
The article says that VW AG has more than a 75-percent stake in MAN, which would essentially be keeping the new commercial vehicle in-house. Even if VW bolts, Daimler still has a deal worked out in the commercial truck industry between its subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso and Renault-Nissan to supply the other with different trucks.

Volkswagen Group names Paefgen head of classics program

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 08:00:00 EST

You may remember the name Franz-Josef Paefgen. Until recently, the German engineer and executive was head of both Bentley and Bugatti. Before that he was chief executive of Audi, after working for several years at Ford. He technically "retired" earlier this year, but like the cars he helped create, an executive like Paefgen could never really retire. So it should come as little surprise that the Volkswagen Group has named Dr. Paefgen head of its Classic program.
In his new capacity, Paefgen will oversee the historic automobile activities of the entire VW Group, including those of Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Audi, Lamborghini, and of course Bentley and Bugatti. It strikes us as a suitable semi-retirement for the man responsible in no small part for the Bugatti Veyron and Bentley Mulsanne, to name just two, and who was decorated in 2006 by the ACO as the "Spirit of Le Mans" for his contribution to endurance racing. Read the official announcement after the break.

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Potential labor woes aside, it looks like Volkswagen's Chattanooga, TN factory must have done something that impressed the bosses in Germany, because it sounds like the three-year-old factory is set to score a second model.
The factory currently builds the Passat, and has been in the running alongside VW's Puebla, Mexico factory to build a new crossover vehicle, likely based on the CrossBlue Concept. According to Bloomberg, a pair of unnamed sources have confirmed that Chattanooga is the favorite ahead of an official announcement.
When last we heard about the CrossBlue Concept, word was that a production decision had been delayed over concerns about the three-row CUV's business case. That August 2013 story claimed that a decision regarding the CrossBlue would be pushed back until early in 2014, which means we're ripe for some sort of news, whether good or bad.