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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

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I believe the predictions for this car were in the low 20k range.

Here is a link to the car if you have not seen it: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-volkswagen-thing-10/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

Damn, that is in nice shape.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

Yeah, until you look closely. It's hard to believe that paint is original when you look at the pan and the engine compartment. Someone paid wayyy too much for that Thing. It's a nice looking car but not 36k.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

It also has the wrong speedometer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

Wonder if the buyer saw it first hand? Too bad it had a replacement battery pan. At that price, it should have been perfect.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

I think so too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

Kubel 74 wrote:
It also has the wrong speedometer.

Has the wrong distributor and coil.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

Bad repair on the right rear floor and the muffler is aftermarket.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:22 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

I was going to bid on it to the mid teens and maybe higher... but the bad floor repair, non orig exhaust and a few other items stopped me- oh yes and the fact that before I got in at my price, it went 20K higher in a couple of days' time. Dang.

I did like the mint OG upholstery and even the perfectly intact web straps for top, in the rear.

The new owner said in his comments that he is going to swap out or rework the engine and rev it up a bit...That type of modification doesn't make sense to me at that price,

As for a value indicator, I would consider it more of a one off that a true indicator. There are still a few low mile real OG ones and they can be had in the high teens/low 20s, though maybe not in green.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction Reply with quote

Barrett Jackson just auctioned 2 Things, this weekend for mid 20ís
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