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Lot Number:  73 Auction:  PALM BEACH 2013 Status:  SOLD Sale Type:  NO RESERVE Price:  *$18,700.00 Year:  1973 Make:  VOLKSWAGEN Model:  THING Style:  ACAPULCO RE-CREATION VIN:  1832653140 Exterior Color:  WHITE/BLUE Interior Color:  WHITE/BLUE Cylinders:  4 Engine Size:  1600CC Transmission:  4-SPEED MANUAL


VW Thing meticulously restored in Acapulco style and flavor. This Acapulco re-creation features the eye-popping blue and white paint job and open air surrey top with its unmistakable blue and white stripes and matching interior. Four removable door and five person capacity was the priority of the original Las Brisas hotel for ease carrying newlyweds and vacationers, and their beach gear, to the resort amenities. This particular 1973 Thing has been privileged to a complete body-off restoration. Powdercoated pan and many suspension pieces make this vehicle look as nice on the bottom as the top. Every piece has been replaced, painted or plated. Rebuilt original style 1,600cc engine with Thing case numbers. Factory two-tip exhaust and correct air cleaner and tins. Rebuilt transmission, Thing specific heavy duty CV's and stub axles. All new rubbers and seals. Powdercoated wheels and drums. All new brakes. Rebuilt front and rear suspension.
*Price Includes Buyers Commission