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1974 Thing Acapulco Pop-up ad layout What is this? | Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2079815
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Original pans no holes
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Shelf above steering box
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Dash pods have blue paint on the back sides
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Original front seats in need of redo
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Bottom of the window frame zero rust
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Real Volkswagen Hard top not fiber jet has vw sticker with date and part number
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Top of original floor pans painted with por 15
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Have 4 wheels two that look like this, one ruff one and one that was redone
1974 Thing Acapulco   Price: 12500
DOES IT FLOAT? CAN YOU DRIVE IT ON THE HIGH WAY? IS IT A JEEP? No! Yes! No!

CAR HAS NEVER BEEN DRIVEN ON SALTY ROADS!

Why look for a project that doesn't run or needs floor pans!
You could drive this all spring summer and fall without any problems!

THIS IS A REAL ACAPULCO THING!!!!
Everything I have read says they only made 400 in this color scheme, who knows how many are left. I'm betting on less than 150!

Has correct hardware for running boards, blue paint on the back side of the dash pods as interior is original paint! Have front brackets for the Surry top, sadly no Surry top(but still looking, when found price will jump)

Car still has original beam with brackets, still stock hight has not been lowered!

June of 1974 Acapulco thing. $12,500
Ex California car spent the first twenty years on a horse ranch in socal they used it around the farm and as a hunting buggy, I have found some old spent .22 shells in some of the nooks and crannies.previous owner was Steve Smith ex editor of CAR AND DRIVER magazine from late 66 to mid year 68 and was co creator of the CANNON BALL RUN race. He drove the car from Cali to South Carolina then up to New York where he put it in a barn for close to 20 years, I bought it 2012 from him.
Have some paper work with his name and last know address. Steve was a good friend of Brock Yates, which is part of the reason why he moved to upstate New York and brought the car with him.

NO signs of accident damage.
Turned 54,000 miles in june 2017 on original AM engine
Original pans (no signs of being replaced)
Original vw hard top with posts and Vw of America sticker with serial number NOT aftermarket fiber jet
Front seats are out and need to be recovered, but will be in it when it is sold.

Before Steve bought it, it had a cheap paint job just to make it look better for selling, that paint is failing in some spots peeling to reveal the original paint underneath, doesn't look like they prepped it properly so if you want to bring the original paint back it won't be that hard. Blue paint is under the blue paint! Which makes this one of the few that where painted true to what it was a real Acapulco!

Swapped out the points for electronic.
NO holes! small small amount of surface rust.


OFFERS WILL NOT BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE OR IN EMAIL!!!

Will not pay shipper on your behalf


If not interested in the hard top I will adjust the price accordingly, But will not sell the hard top first!

Has Baja style wheels that I painted black, they had surface rust in a few spots.
I also have a set of 5 thing only 14 inch wheels 2 are okay condition the picture is of 1of them 1 is rusty and should probably used as the spare take the spare out and use it and the last 1 has been redone

NO PAYPAL, CASH ONLY PLEASE.

If there is anything that you would like to see I can take a photo of anything on the car and send it by email.

Have a ad on Rochester NY Craigslist with more photos

THANKS FOR LOOKING AT THE AD, AND AM ALWAYS WILLING TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CAR, to the best of what I know about it or have found while working on and driving it! This car is a blast to drive! Just be prepared to answer random questions from people who have no idea as to what it is, which happens all the time!

Please don't waste your time or mine by calling with low ball offers, crying poverty, tell me that you have to talk it over with your significant other, I don't need to know how much money you have going out this month, or that your kid is going to a expensive school ( good for your kid).

I still have my other thing that I bought twenty years ago, so I don't really need this one but I don't really have to get rid of it either.
I believe that I have priced this fare enough for what it is. And no I am not interested in selling my other thing.

If I get it out and start driving and tinkering with it the price will go up, just remember I don't absolutely have to get rid of it.

1-585-469-6444 leave message as this is a house phone( name phone number and what it is about) no calls after 9 pm EST please, if you don't leave a message you will not get a reply!
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