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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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