Lot #58.1

1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE

Auction Palm Beach 2013
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 58.1
Year 1973
Make VOLKSWAGEN
Model THING
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1832840092
Exterior Color HUMMER YELLOW
Interior Color SADDLE
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 2276CC
Transmission MANUAL
Description
It has been built up to 2276cc. New components include 82mm Empi counter-weighted crank, Empi H-beam rods, CIMA forged pistons and cylinders, Engle cam, ported and polished 40x35.5 dual spring Empi heads, dual 44 Weber carburetors with K&N air filters, 3/8 Chromoly push rods, solid shafts and swivel feet. Full flowed, clearanced and balanced by J.D. Machine of Lake Havasu City, AZ. Engine is also sand-sealed with stock size aluminum pulley, 8 dowel lightened flywheel with Stage 1 Kennedy pressure plate and heavy duty gland nut. Included is 009 distributor with Comp-u-Fire, doghouse oil-cooled, 11/2 quart oil sump, Empi aluminum valve covers, breather box and HPC coated The Thing Shop exhaust. Engine is completed with all original Thing sheet metal and all powdercoated. The transmission is an off-road IRS Type I transaxle that includes a 412 Klinkenberg ring and pinion, McKenzie's Super-Diff, 091 first gear, close ratio 148/114 McKenzie's 3rd and 4th, welded hubs, steel shift forks, Think flanges, welded cross-shaft, heavy duty side cover, new synchros, seals and gaskets, solid mounts, new shift coupler and shift bushing. The suspension includes the original VW Thing front end with adjusters, new ball joints, tie rod ends and steering box, 4 KYB gas adjust shocks, boxed rear trailing arms, 4 new Thing 411 CVs and boots. Also new are 4 new wheel cylinders and brake lines, new wheel bearings, front and rear, NOS Thing drums, powder coated inside and out, McKenzie's wood-woven shoes, new master cylinder, rebuilt pedal assembly, new steering coupler and new steering stabilizer. All suspension pieces were media blasted and powdercoated. The suspension is completed with 4 new polished 5 lug Centerline wheels and stud kit for wheels mounted with new Mickey Thompson 30 x 7 x 15 Off-Road Mud Terrain Tires. The original spare wheel is included. All original body parts, fenders and bumpers.
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