Orange, Thing Type 181, Classic, Good Condition on 2040-cars
Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Engine:Air cooled 4 cylinder
For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: Orange
Interior Color: Black
Drive Type: 2 wheel drive
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
A Very Special 1974 “Survivor Thing” is being offered
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.
Volkswagen Thing for Sale
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Auto blogThu, 04 Apr 2013
Volkswagen still has its eyes set on becoming the top global automaker by 2018, and to get there, it's apparently going to need more boots on the ground. Automotive News Europe is reporting that VW is looking to increase its staff by 50,000 over the next five years - an increase of nine percent - which does not include an increase in its US dealer network.
According to the report, a majority of the growth will come from China where the automaker is also looking to double its production capacity in the same time frame. The Volkswagen Group is already expected to rival General Motors for the top sales spot in China this year, and such a rapid expansion in the region could make a good springboard for sales increases in other countries.
Volkswagen owns or has controlling interests in three commercial truck operations: besides its own, VW began buying shares in Sweden's Scania in 2000 and now controls 89.2 percent of its shares and 62.6 percent of its capital, then bought into Germany's Man in 2006 - in order to prevent Man from trying to take over Scania - and now owns 75 percent of it. The car company has managed to work out 200 million euros in savings, but believes it can unlock a total of 650 million euros in savings if it takes outright control of Scania and can spread more common parts among the three divisions.
It has proposed a 6.7-billion-euro ($9.2 billion) buyout, but according to a Bloomberg report, Scania's minority investors don't appear inclined to the deal. Although effectively controlled by VW, Scania is an independently-listed Swedish company, and a profitable one at that: in the January-September 2013 period its operating profit was 9.4 percent compared to Man's 0.4 percent. Some of the other shareholders believe that Scania is better off on its own and will not approve the deal, some have asked an auditor to look into the potential conflict of interest between VW and Man, while some are willing to examine the deal and "make an evaluation based on what a long-term owner finds is good," which might not be just "the stock market price plus a few percent." The buyout will only be official assuming VW can reach the 90-percent share threshold that Swedish law mandates for a squeeze-out.
Many of the arguments against boil down to investors believing that Scania's Swedishness and unique offerings are what keep it profitable, and ownership by the German car company will kill that. (Have we heard that somewhere before?) If Volkswagen can buy that additional 0.8-percent share in Scania, perhaps its buyout wrangling with Man will give it an idea of what it's in for: "dozens" of minority investors in the German truckmaker have filed cases against VW, seeking higher prices for their shares. It is likely only to delay the inevitable, though. If VW is really going to compete with Daimler and Volvo in the truck market, it has to get the size, clout and savings to do so.
The United Auto Workers have called a decision by the National Labor Relations Board allowing anti-UAW employees at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga the right to defend voting down unionization at the plant "an outrage."
You'll recall that the union was defeated by a vote of 712 to 626 in a contentious February election. The UAW claims the outcome was unfairly swayed by pro-business, anti-union forces, including Senator Bob Corker and political advocate Grover Norquist.
This new decision by the NLRB essentially gives workers backed by the anti-UAW National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and Southern Momentum a formal voice in the impending hearing on the UAW's appeal of the vote.