1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE - 45291 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #913 1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/45291/45291_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #913

1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 913
Year 1973
Make VOLKSWAGEN
Model THING
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1833022556
Exterior Color ORANGE
Interior Color
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 1679CC
Transmission 4-SPEED
Description

Lot #913 - VW only produced 25 of the Model 795 'Things' in model years 1973 and 74. This rare 1973 Thing is a complete body off, ground up restoration by Larry Dustmann of The Thing Shop, the largest Thing parts supplier in the world. Every part and surface was replaced with new or rebuilt parts and many parts have been powder coated. It includes a new convertible top and frame, new upholstery with powder coated seat frames, and new side curtains. This car also has the completely rebuilt rare and working Eberspacher BN-4 gas heater under the front hood. This car looks and drives like it just rolled off the assembly line, inside and out.New 73 VW Jet-Glo Urethane Orange Paint done as original, not over restored. Very low original miles car with under 7000 miles before rebuild. Complete body off rotisserie restoration Complete mechanical restoration including engine and trans. Cad plated hardware as original. Powder coated chassis w/bed-liner on under side for sound proofing. New powder coated heavy duty top frame by The Thing Shop. New saddle tan convertible top and boot. New tempered glass sliding side curtains with saddle tan trim. Two black fleece lined side curtain bags. Powder coated original seat frames with OE seat pads and covers. OE Floor mats. Kubel hardwood duct boards. Show bar cage with protection padding by The Thing Shop. Rare optional dual air cleaners, new OE bumers front and rear.
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