1973 Volkswagen Thing

GR Auto Gallery
4722 50th St SE
Grande Rapids, MI

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Grande Rapids, MI



Year 1973
Mileage 57306
Engine 100
Doors --
Transmission Manual
Make Volkswagen
Model Thing

Thing 1973

Title Status --
Exterior Color Orange
Interior Color Black


GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this incredibly rare 1973 Volkswagen Things! This head turning classic comes in a brilliant orange paint job complemented by a black interior and matching convertible top. The convertible top is in excellent condition and functions as it should. Powering the VW is a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder motor mated to a crisp manual transmission. An older restoration is believed to have been completed on the Thing based on its current condition. The vehicle comes to us from a private VW collection and as such has always been properly stored and maintained. Some of the recent maintenance include a fresh tune up and inspection. So, if you're in the market for a unique classic sure to turn a few heads, this Thing for you.

The Volkswagen Type 181 is a two-wheel drive, four-door, convertible, manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from 1968 to 1983. Originally developed for the West German Army, the Type 181 also entered the civilian market as the Kurierwagen ("courier car") in West Germany, the Trekker (RHD Type 182) in the United Kingdom, the Thing in the United States (197374), the Safari in Mexico and South America, and Pescaccia in Italy. Civilian sales ended after model year 1980. Type 181 shared its mechanicals with Volkswagen's Type 1 (Beetle) and the pre-1968 Volkswagen Microbus, its floor pan with the Type 1 Karmann Ghia, and its concept with the company's Kbelwagen, which had been used by the German military during World War II.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.


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