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Volkswagen Thing Classic Cars (Uk) For Sale

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  • RefCode: TA1131545
  • Make: VOLKSWAGEN
  • Model: THING
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,973
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Orange
  • RHD/LHD: LHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Currency: GBP

1973 VolkswagenType 181 Thing For Sale In London LHD The Volkswagen 'THING' another fun car from Volkswagen Formerlypart of the Mohrschadt family collection Possibly 'best' originalType 181 to be found US type built from 1973 -1974 Time warp condition Fabulousamountof fun Type 181. 46 hp (SAE), 96.7 cu. in. OHV horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, transverse torsion bars with upper/lower trailing arms, swing axle rear suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in. The mass success of Beetle-based dune buggies in the United States during the late 1960s did not escape Volkswagens attention, nor did appeals from the companys considerable Mexican customer base for a vehicle suitable for their rural roads. Volkswagen began with the basic lines of its World War II-era Kbelwagen military vehicle, modernized with redesigned bodywork on a Beetle-derived chassis and drivetrain, with Karmann-Ghia floorpans. Not only were the top and windows removable, butsowere the doors, creating an airy ride not unlike a modern Fiat Jolly. Over 90,000 of the Type 181, as it was called, were produced between 1968 and 1983, in two West German factories; in Puebla, Mexico; and in Jakarta, Indonesia. The model was sold under a variety of names; in the United States, it was dubbed, simply, The Thing, and was identified as such on its door sills. Advertised as, The car that can be anything, it became iconoclastic as an affordable off-roader for the same quirky learned types who enjoyed Beetles and was a frequent sight at resorts, estates, and on country roads. Having lived in Southern California and part of the Mohrschast collection for many years the 'Thing' has lived a very sheltered life prior to coming to the UKin the latter part of last year. Inspection indicated that much of its Pumpkin Orange finish is original, as is the top, windows, and interior, all of which shows only a gentle patina and remains in remarkable condition for being 45 years old. Because ofitsoriginality, it has not lost such charming touches as the original decal inside the doors, warning Do Not Drive on Public Roads With Doors Off And/Or Windshield Down. Now UKregistered for the Volkswagen enthusiast seeking the best original Type 181 to be found; for someone pursuing the best runabout for the summer house; or simply for the enthusiast looking for a conversation piece that everyone from the kids to the family dog will love, there is simply no better thing than this Thing. Now available for viewing at theDD Classics Dealership in London, pleasecall 0208 878 3355for more information. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.

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