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1974 Volkswagen Thing-restored on 2040-cars

US $15,000.00
Year:1974 Mileage:14667 Color: Orange /
 Black
Location:

Franklin, North Carolina, United States

Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Transmission:Manual
Engine:1600cc
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
Year: 1974
Exterior Color: Orange
Make: Volkswagen
Interior Color: Black
Model: Thing
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: 4 Door
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 14,667
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

1974 VW Thing-RESTORED and ready for fun!    Original 1600cc motor looks and runs like new.  Exact mileage unknown, as odometer is not working.  New muffler and s/s headers from The Thing Shop, new brake drums and shoes, new axles and CV joints.  Body and new paint by previous owner, who was a professional.  Body in excellent condition in and out.  Tires like new, wooden slatted floor inserts in front and back.  Top, back window and removable side windows like new. 

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