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oscarsnapkin
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:19 pm    Post subject: Utility Thing/Thing Pickup Reply with quote

This is for sale on eBay. I have never seen one of these. It is listed as a Ď77, and the seller claims there were only 500 of them made. This one is in Mexico, and it can be yours for $60,000. Thereís about 20 pictures in the listing. Anyone know if this is indeed factory? I think itís pretty awesome.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Volkswagen-Thing/324478038231?hash=item4b8c65f0d7:g:eHkAAOSwmt1gH2mk

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Utility Thing/Thing Pickup Reply with quote

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From Miami Volksblast 2019 I believe
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Utility Thing/Thing Pickup Reply with quote

The Thing Shop and I believe Recycle Auto Parts used to sell that fiberglass top to make it a pickup.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Utility Thing/Thing Pickup Reply with quote

Definitely not factory and in my opinion not worth any where near $60k...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Utility Thing/Thing Pickup Reply with quote

The white one is factory made in Mexico. They were made for the one of the utility companies in Mexico. Very rare and very collectible.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Utility Thing/Thing Pickup Reply with quote

My first instinct was to be disgusted by that. But itís actually bad-ass the more I look at it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Utility Thing/Thing Pickup Reply with quote

Cool concept.
It should be quieter and warmer than our conventional (ha that's funny) Type 181's.
However I do no see any heater ducts in glove box or along the tunnel.
Still neat.
$60,000 neat?
That's an original WWII Type 82 Kubelwagen range.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Utility Thing/Thing Pickup Reply with quote

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From Miami Volksblast 2019 I believe


Apparently this one is now for sale as well.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2437320
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