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1973 Volkswagen Thing Restored With Type 4 Porsche Engine 2,366 Cc on 2040-cars

Year:1973 Mileage:35000
Location:

Charlevoix, Michigan, United States

Charlevoix, Michigan, United States

The restoration of the vehicle includes but is not limited to:

  • Complete paint job inside and out, Viper yellow.
  • New convertible top and rebuilt top-frame
  • Front disc brakes
  • Centerline performance wheels and BF Goodrich tires
  • Optimus amplifier
  • Brand new Alpine speakers in rear

Type 4 Porsche engine features:
  • 2,366 cc
  • Bas Fat fan shroud - genuine 911 fan
  • 45mm Dellonto carbs
  • Full stainless steel exhaust headers
  • $7,500 invested in engine
I have had this vehicle for 19 years and have really enjoyed my experience owning this car.  It has a stock gas heater which works perfectly.  The engine has approximately 4,000 miles on it, and makes 210 horse power.  Car has gas shocks all around and handles great.  Is a blast to drive with Porsche engine.

I hope the new owner enjoys this car as much as I have.

Happy bidding!

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Mon, 28 Jan 2013


Brace yourself for another tidal wave of Super Bowl commercials. Volkswagen has released its spot for this year's big game. Set to air during the second quarter, the Get Happy spot follows one jubilant office worker as he makes his way through the day, spreading joy wherever he goes. The source of his happiness? A Volkswagen Beetle, of course. Now, if you're wondering why a gaggle of white guys are running around on your screen with Jamaican accents, it will help to know the spot is part of a larger Get Happy campaign featuring Jimmy Cliff.
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Fri, 16 May 2014

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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.
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A Brazilian politician tried to save it, unsuccessfully, so the final Last Edition Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi was produced on December 20, 2013 and now resides in a vintage museum at Volkswagen's Commercial Vehicles HQ in Hanover, Germany.
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