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Orange, Thing Type 181, Classic, Good Condition on 2040-cars

US $16,000.00
Year:1974 Mileage:44915 Color: Orange /

Gilbert, Arizona, United States

Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Body Type:Convertible
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:Air cooled 4 cylinder
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller


: 1974
Exterior Color: Orange
Make: Volkswagen
Interior Color: Black
Model: Thing
Trim: Orange
Drive Type: 2 wheel drive
Mileage: 44,915
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

A Very Special 1974 “Survivor Thing” is being offered

for sale. 

This is a original California Car, Purchased in Palm Springs

CA at Desert Volkswagen, August 10th, 1974 and has been

owned by my father since the early 1980’s. Regular

maintenance or repairs have been completed by the likes of

Frank & Kit’s and Blodgett's Bug Barn both located in

San Bernardino, CA. & most recent Competition

Engineering in Phoenix, AZ. The car has never been

re-painted and no major modifications have been done. The

car’s pan was treated with POR-15 in the 80's for

preventative purposes and has still held up. 

The car dose not have the original wheels, however the

original spare with the Continental TT-726 is in tack and

looks new. The convertible top frame was purchased from "The

Trim Shop" known today as “Thing Shop” located in

Chandler, AZ back in the early 80’s. The Convertible top

itself my Dad and I bought from a Volkswagen Dealer in Baja

Mexico in the 80’s. The top is an Original German Top that

is very rare. Both the frame and top where covered and

stored in-doors since the 80's. I have recently installed

the top on the car and has always been stored in an enclosed

garage. The hard top is available, but is located in CA. 

If you are interested in a non-molested “Survivor” Type

181 “THING” from a family with a passion and long

history of air-cooled Volkswagen’s & Porsche’s 

please feel free to contact me via, e-mail, text or call. I

can also send additional pictures upon request. Please

serious inquiries only.

Thank You for viewing my ad.

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