Restored 1974 Thing

US $20,000.00
Private seller / Contact Seller
Dalton, Georgia, United States

Technical data for 1974 Volkswagen Thing

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Thing
Type: Convertible
Year: 1974
Mileage: 65,000
VIN: 1842220226
Color: lime
Engine: 1600
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Just completed restoration of a 1974 VW Thing. I am retired and restoration is my hobby. I don't have to make money at this, I'm happy to break even, so the NO RESERVE auction is started at my direct cost (excluding my labor). Really love this and considered keeping to tow behind my RV, but my wife WILL NOT learn to drive manual shift.
Body
All original metal body disassembled, sanded down to metal, and two stage paint /clearapplied using the new Jeep lime green (my wife calls it chartreuse), Interior floors where textured (bed liner stuff) then color applied over that. Nothing left out, including trunk, motor compartment, dash, doors, windshield, etc. All was disassembled and painted correctly. Completely replaced all seals and rubber on car.
Interior
Original seats with new padding and custom covers, front and back. Coco mats used on floors front and back. All gauges and lighting work. New top installed on fresh black painted frame.
I didn'tinstall a radio, left that up tonew owners preference. But I did install a dealer option radio face plate under the dash which I found.
Engine
The engine and transmission were in great shape, so I didn't rebuild. I had the engine stripped to the cases and cleaned, and powder coated trim metal black. Then reassembled using all new seals, gaskets, and screw kit. All transmission needed was new front seal. New axle boots and engine seal to body. Used original oil bath air cleanerwith new hoses. And installed the original style muffler with pipes coming through bumper (more expensive option but correct).
All new brakes, ball joints, tie rods, and shocks. Tires were good and original moon hubcaps.
Starts, runs and drives great. Steering got a little tight after ball joints were installed and mechanic says it just needs to be driven a little bit to loosen them up.
All receipts and detailed itemized excel spread sheet go with car, and add up to $15,077 spent (excluding my time). So that's the start price.
Bid with confidence, I am a 100% positive seller!!
Mike
Note: I think I have a clear title but cant find it. If I cant find in I will be selling using a Bill of Sale which is normal for these older cars in GA. Car is currently tagged and has current registration.
Bonus: I have a very nice roll bar that goes with call, just liked it without it so didn't install yet.
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