1974 Acapulco Thing Price: 12500
Some of the questions you will get! DOES IT FLOAT/ these are the ones that float right? No, things have drain holes from the factory in the rockers and in the pans. CAN YOU DRIVE IT ON THE HIGH WAY? Sure! IS IT A JEEP? Wrong auto maker.
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!
CAR IS GOING INTO STORAGE BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH
THIS IS A REAL ACAPULCO THING!!!!
Everything I have read says they made less than 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 go up)
Car still has original beam with brackets, still stock ride 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 Southern California, 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 California 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. I am now driving car most sunny days and now mileage is at 54,696 7-25-19
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 or some other make.
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 maaco 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 repainted 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!
Car has all 5 thing thing only wheels, 4 of the wheels have been glass bead blasted and powder coated black then painted faces silver like they came from factory with. Brand new 205/70R14 Toyo Extensa a/s tires. 5th wheel is original spare with what looks like the original tire.
This car is a strong 10 footer very good driver quality! Get questions wherever you go, most people don't know what a thing is.
All this car really needs is paint, new seat covers, correct color soft top, and you will still be in it far under the value($30,000-$40,000high side)
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.
THANKS FOR LOOKING AT THE AD. I 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!
I still have my other thing that I bought twenty two 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.
Has current NY registration and inspection AND IS being driven when weather permits.
Car is now located in Rochester NY so I can drive it at will, because why not!
I maybe striping the front seats and powder coating frames haven't decided yet. Price will go up to reflect cost of work done.
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!