1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE - 24283 Sold* at Scottsdale 2005 - Lot #348 1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/24283/24283_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #348   1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE
Auction Scottsdale 2005
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 348
Year 1973
Make VOLKSWAGEN
Model THING
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1833014583
Exterior Color BEIGE
Interior Color BLACK/BEIGE
Cylinders 0
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description
Lot #348 - 1973 Volkswagen "Thing" type 181. This car has gone through a complete restoration. Everything has been replaced with new or rebuilt better than new parts. Over $40,000 has been invested, not including the car. The paint is Prairie Beige (VW Code L378), under carriage sprayed with Dynamat sound deadening liquid called Dynasheild. From 2200 watts of Eclipse CD stereo to the custom exhaust attached to a 161 horse 2279cc engine, running a pair of Weber 44 IDF carbs. The IRS transmission rebuild features 4.12:1 ring and pinion. Interior has Black Mercedes carpet, custom roll bar, and for comfort Beard Super RS bucket seats and matching rear bench seat done in Bblack and Tan tweed. Simpson belts hold you in place. Shade provided by a Black "bikini" top. Wheels are early VW 15", tires are Dunlop Rover Radials. Reworked dash with K&M Speedo and many gauges, Momo steering wheel and Gene Berg locking shifter. Car was completed in May 2002 and won many awards including: Best in Class, Best Upholstery, and Best in Show at "The Thing" show in Garden Grove, CA 2002. Best engine at February 2003 Copperstate Vintage VW show. Best in Class at April 2003 Copperstate Vintage VW show. Best In Class at April 2003 at Bug-O-Rama. Best in Class and Promoters Choice at April 2004 at Bug-O-Rama and featured in Hot V W's Magazine in January 2003.
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