Exclusive: 1974 Volkswagen Thing

Josh MortensenBy Josh Mortensen

The VW Thing is well, one interesting thing! This one belongs to Reader Paul P and he’s decided it’s time to part ways with this VW. It’s a solid driver that is ready to be enjoyed. Being based on the Karmann Ghia floorplan means parts are easy to find and that this will be easy to work on. These are really unique vehicles and this one looks like it could be a great rig for some summer fun! If you’d love to give this Thing a good home, please message Paul via the form below!

What Makes It Special? This Thing has 2 sets of wheels both with good tires, Hardtop & soft top in good condition. The spare tire is on a swing away bar on the back, more room in the front storage. It also has a front bar protector and hood rack. It is insured and licensed into 2019. Starts right up every time.

Body Condition: Very clean and straight with no rust.

Mechanical Condition: Original running gear with a reliable Weber carb. Brakes, lights etc. work fine.

  • Asking Price: $9,500
  • Location: White City, Oregon
  • Mileage: 15,500
  • Title Status: Clean

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Our thanks to Paul for listing his VW with us! Be sure to message him if you’d love to have it. And, if you have an interesting classic that needs a new home, please consider listing it for sale here on Barn Finds!

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Comments

  1. George

    Not crazy about the camo paint, but otherwise it looks nice at a good price. Too bad it’s on the wrong coast.

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  2. Michael

    I like it. Especially the wheels.

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    • George

      They fit right in with the camo…

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  3. Dean

    This one really does resemble a Kubelwagen

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  4. Mark Novelli

    During WWII my father was stationed in North Africa. When he got there allied forces had pushed Germany out and left behind a VW Thing. It was the German version of a Jeep. The engine was burnt out in the one he found. Probably from the hot African sun. Air cooled engines aren’t as efficient under these conditions. The neat part of this story was that my father took apart the engine to find it needed new rings. Since there was no PEP Boys near by, he had to make his own rings, out of leather shoe laces. Believe it or not, it worked, for about 50 or so miles. Since they didn’t have much to do in between bombing missions, he would fit a new set as necessary. Needless to say, my dad was a pretty cool guy. Miss him everyday.

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  5. peter k

    I would paint it pink and get a license plate that says PINKTHG

  6. Stilbo

    I have a good 2.0 bus engine that’s a 2.3 now. It’d compliment the wheels.. Nicely.

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  7. PatrickM

    I would have to paint it, first. And I believe it a bit pricey. Overall, not bad.

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