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1973 Volkswagen Thing. Strong Recent Engine, New Brakes, Recent Tune-up on 2040-cars

Year:1973 Mileage:25331 Color: Gray /
 Gray
Location:

Elmira, Oregon, United States

Elmira, Oregon, United States
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
Transmission:Manual
Engine:1.6 L
Body Type:U/K
Vehicle Title:Clear
VIN: 1832944501E Make: Volkswagen
Options: Convertible
Model: Thing
Mileage: 25,331
Exterior Color: Gray
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: Gray
Year: 1973
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: Basic Model
Drive Type: Rear Engine
Condition: UsedA 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.Seller Notes:"Good condition overall and 99% complete. Has some surface rust but no penetration. Top was replaced but has a couple of small holes about the size of a nickel. 1" x 1" tears in the front fenders from brackets that were added. Some rust on the chrome hubcaps. Original color was yellow but was inexpertly painted to match an Airstream Motorhome. Right front brake engages before the others and will pull to the right or skid on gravel."

Good condition overall and 99% complete.  Strong running recent engine, new brakes and good tires. The car was gone through by a professional mechanic and everything was fixed to make this a dependable driver.  Our professional mechanic friend installed a new brake master cylinder, gas/brake/clutch pedal assembly, new plugs and ignition parts and a reconditioned battery. Tires still have plenty of tread. The seats were recovered but are starting to show some signs of wear. A towing attachment was home built and attached to the front of the car. This car is an excellent candidate for restoration if such is your interest or you could drive it as-is.

Body is straight and complete with only a few minor annoyances here and there, as one might expect from a 40 year old car. The car was used as a tow-behind for an Airstream Motorhome and that use accounts for about 10% of the miles on the odometer. The original windows were replaced with plexiglass. The window frames are complete and in good condition.

Has some surface rust but no penetration. Top was replaced but has a couple of small holes about the size of a nickel. 1" x 1" tears in the front fenders from brackets that were added. Some rust on the chrome hubcaps. Original color was yellow but was inexpertly painted to match a motorhome. Right front brake engages before the others and will pull to the right or skid on gravel.

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