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74 German Army Thing - Kubelwagen 45k miles Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2574122
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Optional accessory tank in spare and gas heater
Original Engine
Birth Cert and receipts
Right Rear Gun Rack
Nighttime Formation lights and switch
Pans are in great shape
LR quarter panel repair
Thing Accessories and Rifle Racks
VW Certificates Options and Orig Engine
Double Pulley to drive 28V Military Radio
Pans before and after POR 15
VIN and Nat Stock # tags with BWB ID
Top down and windshield forward
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Underside engine with hand crank
74 German Army Thing - Kubelwagen 45k miles   Price: $34,975
1974 VW German Kubelwagen/Thing, very different vehicle than the Things sold in the USA in 73/74 that were produced in Mexico. Produced in Germany and delivered to Bundeswehr (German Federal Army) and equipped with military equipment including “Notek” night convoy/formation lighting, rifle storage racks, hand crank, 1st aid kit, double pulley to run 28V military radio, 15 foot rear mounted antenna, auxiliary fuel tank (can in spare), gas heater, and PVC undercoating. The German Army Things have lower gearing than US things, for freeway driving its content at 90 km/hr (55 mph). The VIN tag/data plate under the hood has “BWB 957” sticker on it as well as a National Stock Number (NSN) used for military procurement items. Believed to eventually end up with the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund ASB German Workers Samaritan Federation (similar to the Red Cross) based on the windshield sticker.

I purchased it in Aug 2015 and have put 320 miles on it in 7 years, the speedometer/odometer are in kilometers and it has 72,740 KM (45,199 miles) on it. I purchased the birth certificate/build sheet from the VW Museum in March 2016 that confirmed the engine is original to the car and the military options.

In 2022 I had the braking system gone through, replaced the fuel tank and sender, and had new Hankook tires installed. A NOS olive drab convertible top was purchased and installed in 2016 as well as some maintenance and minor rust repair done (left rear quarter panel, front left quarter panel, and the floors wire brushed and painted with POR 15) shown in the pics. I have some maintenance history on it from the prior owner as well. The lights, turn signals, emergency flashers, wipers, and horn all work. The hood, front left fender, and left rear door were replaced at some point evidenced by orange paint underneath the top color. There is minor damage in the front nose, some rust/pitting underneath one of the 3 rear formation lights, and a little rust/corrosion on the bottom of the windshield frame (only seen when windshield is folded foward) shown in the pictures. The Eberspacher gas heater isn’t currently working but I will look into that. With an average of less than 50 miles/yr it occasionally dies at idle if the engine is cold or the car hasn’t been driven in the previous year. I have only used ethanol free fuel in it the last 5 years. I have used the hand crank to start it several times, there is a specific procedure in the German Technical Service Manual (TdV) manual on how to do it but I haven’t translated it.

Driving Video https://youtube.com/shorts/oWgOPIlSZfw?feature=share
Right Side Walk Around https://youtu.be/oUloXNPjJ_A
Left Side Walk Around https://youtu.be/ORc92hmfUe0

$2500 non refundable deposit required to hold it, not interested in trades but willing to listen

If this ad is still posted 99% chance the item is still available. Check my feedback, I accept PayPal and Venmo as friends/family ONLY, Zelle, checks with time to clear, and cash. If you pay with paypal and send as goods services I will refund you and Paypal keeps the fees. I reply quicker to registered Samba members with a feedback history, non registered Samba members (remember its free) come across as "less serious".
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