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1974 VW Thing   Price: 9,800
runs great, daily around town driver, turn key convertible
so fun, everyone smiles in it and when they see it
rare, try and find another one (search craigslist or thesamba.com)
New top - removable doors
New windows
floor coated with Por-15
new carpet kit
original radio (not connected I use a Bluetooth speaker personally)
New rebuilt engine with about 100 miles on it from Peanuts Garage in La Mesa ( a vw mechanic who worked at Volkswagen when these were manufactured) w paperwork receipts $4000
New front brake calipers
seats in great shape
new side mirrors
new door handles and removable doors/fold down windshield
cared for well
bought from previous owner who was about 70 yrs old and rarely drove it. He had it from original owner for about 25 years in La Jolla, CA
Original spare tire, mostly an original car not modified
wipers work
good tires
odometer reads 19,650
Current registration and title in my name
I have a tow bar so you can tow it to the desert or behind RV
sad to sell, but I have two little kids and a dog and we got a camper van

Needs/notes (full disclosure) (not really as I use it but a vehicle this old has its quirks)
e-brake working but the teeth that hold in in place are worn. I use a custom made stick to hold it engaged
blinkers work but you have to jiggle the lever a bit to get them to stay on. they blink. I think it could use a new unit on the steering column
minor small rust patch near back rear corner, not effecting anything or jack insert area. hard to notice
vehicle was repainted to match the original orange. not original paint job
this Thing doesn’t have heat or factory heater
Horn doesn’t work
Needs a light on rear engine deck lid for license plate
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