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Volkswagen Thing Type 181 on 2040-cars

US $2,900.00
Year:1965 Mileage:79264 Color: Blue

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

1973 Volkswagen Thing (Type 181). Roughly 25,000 units were sold in the UnitedStates in 1973 and 1974 only. These are gaining in value now and · 1776cc· Freshly rebuilt 3 rib Bus trans, 5.38 gear ratio·Electronic ignition conversion· Alternator conversion· New carburetor· Remoteoil filter with oil cooler and electric fan· Electric fuel pump· Dualbatteries · Flowmaster muffler with SuperTrapp disc assembly· Custom powdercoated roll cage bumpers, step guards, and roof· 2” body lift· Frontsuspension has been cut and turned· Quick disconnect racing steering wheel ·Custom dash · 4 point harnesses with BS sand racing front bucket seats · Rearseat matching with 4 point harnesses(x2)· Tow bar and wired for flat towing ·BFGoodrich Km2 mud terrain rear tires· Hercules front tires· Spare tire withlug wrench as mount· Custom roof rack with VW insignia · Hella lights · Hellarear backup light· Winch· Led tail lights · 12v plug-ins front(x2) andrear(x2)· Auxiliary input for phone / iPod· Marine speakers The bad: · Iattempted to convert the rear suspension to coilover, but the lower mounts Ifabricated are not holding up. Rear suspension will have to be put back totorsion or more knowledgeable person will need to fabricate better mounts tokeep coilover.· Battling a hard start issue. Runs good after it is started andwarm. Once it’s warm, it starts on the first revolution.· Brakes need to begone through. Needs emergency brake fixed. Shoes and hardware are good, justneeds a little TLC in this area.· Although pretty good, the body work and paintare not perfect. The only r
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Autoblog Podcast #366

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:45:00 EST

Episode #366 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Jeff Ross and George Kennedy of talk about the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, Volkswagen's US market woes, and the drama at the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the new rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along after the jump with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!
Autoblog Podcast #366:

Volkswagen Group previews its wares on eve of Geneva show

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:55:00 EST

The Volkswagen Group is comprised of 11 brands producing 240 vehicles across 49 factories throughout the world. So the best way to show off the range of the VW family is to cram a few thousand journalists and VIPs into a massive makeshift stand to outline the Group's goals, what's in the pipeline and what you'll be able to buy later this year.
To that end, VW pulled out all the stops on the eve of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, bringing along 10 vehicles from across the range. We'll be delving into the details of each over the next two days of show coverage, but before that happens, you can read all about what we saw tonight from the cheap seats after the break.

VW to relax ambitious US sales targets?

Fri, 16 May 2014 09:29:00 EST

The Volkswagen brand sold 407,704 cars last year, a 6.95-percent decline compared to 2012, and it's down a further 8.36 percent through the end of April 2014 compared to this time last year. In order to to put the sales football between its Strategy 2018 goal posts, the brand would need to add 100,000 more sales every year to achieve the lofty 800,000-unit target. Coming to grips with how unreasonable that is, VW US CEO Michael Horn has said, "For now, we have to have realistic targets."
The reasons for the brand's slow-down are imprecise, but lots of folks are throwing lots of reasons around. Last November, VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech told Bloomberg, "We understand Europe, we understand China and we understand Brazil, [but] we only understand the US to a certain degree so far." Analysts say the brand hasn't had midsize and compact SUV offerings, especially an overdue retail version of the CrossBlue, and the ones it does have are priced too high for their segments. It "didn't introduce enough new engines, or alternative technologies or model variants" for the Passat and Jetta. It devoted so many resources to China that the US market suffered. It was being outspent two-to-one on advertising by competitors. Its J.D. Power dependability ratings aren't high enough to overcome its past. It "has never really taken the US customer seriously." And so on.
There's still no official admission of defeat concerning the target, but reading between the lines there are some VW execs that appear to accept it won't happen short of some deus ex machina. Still,