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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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Production Volkswagen Taigun crossover caught in patent filing?

Wed, 01 May 2013

Volkswagen brought an angular, bulldog-like small crossover concept called Taigun to the São Paulo motor show last year, claiming that it wanted to gauge interest in the design before making a decision about production. If a new report with alleged leaked patent images is to be believed, then, interest must have been pretty high.
China's has published this group of Taigun images, claiming that they have been sourced from the Chinese patent office and that the subcompact VW utility based on the Up! has been cleared for production.
If all of that is true, and if these images are representative of the final product, you'll see that designers haven't done much to alter the concept car's appearance. Comparing, shot for shot, with the images we have from Brazil, we see that even small details like roof rack-mounted lights and exhaust tips integrated in the rear fascia have been carried over. Take a closer look for yourself in the attached galleries.

VW to unveil diesel-electric Twin-Up! in Tokyo

Fri, 08 Nov 2013

We've received multiple reports that Volkswagen will be bringing a diesel-electric concept to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, set to take place later this month. The car, called the Twin-Up!, is based on the Up! city car, with some sources claiming this is a thinly veiled concept that will eventually enter production.
According to Automotive News Europe, the Twin-Up! will reportedly return 214 miles per gallon on the US cycle by combining an 800-cc, two-cylinder diesel and an electric motor. It will also boast plug-in capabilities, and will be able to cover 30 miles on electric power alone.
Autocar has a more complete picture of the Twin-Up!'s powertrain, though, claiming it's a modified version of the hybrid system found in the Volkswagen XL1. The Twin-Up! will get a more potent, 47-horsepower electric motor to the XL1's 27-hp unit, but will retain that car's 47-hp turbodiesel. The battery pack will also grow, from 5.5 kilowatt hours to 8.6 kWh. Both of these increases are necessary due to the increased weight of the Twin-Up! - it's some 900 pounds heavier than an XL1.

Volkswagen Routan dead, pour out a sippy cup for your little homies

Thu, 28 Mar 2013

America's minivan wolfpack has just gotten smaller by one. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen officials have confirmed what we've suspected for some time - the Routan is dead. Essentially a lightly reworked version of the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Routan actually hasn't been rolling off of Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario production line at all this year, but VW had yet to confirm its discontinuation. However, Jonathan Browning, CEO of VW America, has reportedly admitted that the Routan is being axed, with remaining units expected to be funneled into corporate functions for "internal purposes."
The move isn't unexpected - the Routan has never been a big seller, with just 57,650 examples moved since sales began in 2008 - peak yearly sales totaled under 16,000 units, and that was back in 2010. And while many have talked of the minivan segment shrinking, Automotive News points out that the segment actually grew 14 percent last year to 597,118 units, though it should be noted that most segments have been on sales upticks as the US economy chugs out of its recession.
So, is volume-crazy Volkswagen prepared to pass on large family vehicle sales? Probably not - the German automaker has signaled that it plans to build a three-row crossover in North America soon, and we wouldn't be surprised if it looks an awful lot like the Crossblue Concept from January's Detroit Auto Show - minus the fancy plug-in diesel powertrain.