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1974 Volkswagen Thing Type 181 on 2040-cars

US $7,500.00
Year:1974 Mileage:41951 Color: Yellow /

Corbett, Oregon, United States

Corbett, Oregon, United States

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Beautiful 1974 VW Thing Type 181 in outstanding condition. It has been in several parades and car shows in the
Pacific North West. The most coveted years of the "Things". Factory 1.6L/4 cylinder engine and factory 4 speed
manual transmission with 41951 original miles. Meticulously maintained. Recent full tune up, runs and drives
excellent. Only ethanol free (E0) premium gasoline has ever been used with this engine and it purrs. Starts right
up every time, does 65 MPH easily down the freeway, and brakes are excellent so it stops great too. Just put brand
new tires on the original wheels last month, they have less than 10 miles on them (including the spare). Under
carriage was sprayed with a protective rubberized undercoating to resist rust and reduce noise when it was
repainted 2 years ago in it's original yellow color. Has the rare factory hardtop and removable glass sliding side
windows.Top comes off easily with 8 bolts and 2 latches. Windows are removable and have nice vinyl storage sleeves
(see picture) to store in the trunk when not in use. All 4 doors are removable as well (see pictures). The
windshield folds down flat, onto the hood (see pictures) which is great for the drive-in! The seats are like new,
no rips or tears, and very comfortable. There are 4 seat belts, 2 front, and 2 rear. The rear seats fold down
converting it into a bed. Vehicle comes with it's original steering wheel. The aftermarket steering wheel is much
nicer in that it is padded and easier to drive with. It also comes with a tow bar for towing behind your RV (see
picture). It had a Kenwood AM/FM CD Digital stereo in it (bracket is still installed under the dash) which will
come with the vehicle. Along with the 2 Sony speakers and antenna wire (see picture). All lights, turn signals
hazards, reverse, etc. work as they should. All doors, including engine compartment, lock as they should. All brand
new matching Authentic Cocoa mats (from "The Thing Shop") for the floor, trunk, and glove box areas.
This vehicle is currently licensed with "SP" Specialty plates in Oregon. Clear title in hand. Original owner's
manual is in the glove box. If you are looking for a versatile utilitarian vehicle, THIS IS IT! Top off in the
Spring and Summer, Top on for Fall and Winter. Don't miss your opportunity to own this famous classic vintage
vehicle that only gains value year after year! You can not loose with this investment.

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