1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE - 189446 Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #362 1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/189446/189446_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #362

1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2016
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 362
Year 1974
Make VOLKSWAGEN
Model THING
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1842403049
Exterior Color WHITE/BLUE
Interior Color WHITE/BLUE
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 1584CC
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #362 - The Type 62 Kubelwagen was produced during World War II to fill Germany's need for a utility vehicle in the mold of an American Jeep. After the war, the car was no longer produced, but it was brought out of mothballs in 1968 when the Mexican government decided to enter the automobile industry. The old Kubelwagen now became the Safari in Mexico, the Trekker in Great Britain, the Kurierwagen in West Germany, the Pescaccia in Italy and the Thing in the United States. An ad at the time read, "Take off the doors, fold down the windshield and you've got an instant Dune Buggy." The car was only distributed in America in 1973 and 1974. This 1974 Volkswagen Thing Custom Convertible is unique with its Acapulco-style Thing painted white with blue accents over a correct striped white and blue interior. Powered by a 1,584cc flat-4 engine mated with a 4-speed gearbox, it includes wood slat floors, running boards, restored steering wheel and a surrey top. This Thing recently received a comprehensive restoration.
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