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1973 Yellow Thing   Price: 11600
1973 Volkswagen Thing Type 181. 1600 CC dual port w/ 2bbl carb. IRS 4 speed manual transmission. 4 wheel drum brakes . This is a 43 year old car based on 70 year old technology.

This THING is in very good condition. It does not currently show any signs of rust & seems to have been a fairly solid car before the restoration.

The paint job shows great. It has a nice shine to it and what better color than yellow ? It's yellow inside & out, as it was originally a yellow car, so no rattle can interior paint job here people. Aside from one little run on the dash board, I haven't seen any other runs, fish-eye, orange peel, trash, etc... It's a good finish for a driver quality classic car that you'll have fun with.

The interior is plain as they were intended to be. There's new vinyl seats, the floor boards have rubber mats over solid metal floors. The rest of the inside was painted yellow like the outside at the time of restoration. It looks really nice, you'll be pleased with it.

Brand spankin' new top

The electronics all work, the gauges, the horn, wipers, turn signals, etc... all that stuff works like it should, except the gasoline heater. That's just a nice conversation piece.

The engine is a 1600 cc dual port w/ a 2bbl carb that's a little cold natured, but runs great once it's warmed up. No knockin' rattling, ticking, poppin' smokin' or funny business. It just runs like it was designed to do. I have no records of it being rebuilt other than the usual verbal hand-me down info, but I think it's safe to assume it has been b/c it runs too good to be original. It does tend to mark its territory like all air cooled VW's, but it doesn't leak like OMG there's oil all over the place, I just wouldn't park it on top of a white shag rug.

IRS transmission, shifts great & hums along like it should.

Brakes have been gone through & fine tuned. They work like they're supposed to.

My overall summary of the car... my personal opinion.... my 2 cents so to speak.... It's an above average driver quality classic car, that you can get in & drive right now without any work. It's mechanically sound w/ a decent restoration, you can shine, show & enjoy without spending a fortune on some trailer queen or spending years on a restoration.. this one is good to go at great price.

Check out the video for more details... https://youtu.be/29UMZdHtfqA

Give me a call if you have any further questions... 252-619-8067


Dixie Trading Co. nc dlr # 0075857 6592 Caratoke Hwy Grandy NC 27939
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