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1973 Volkswagen Thing ......NO RESERVE!!

Convertible BODY TYPE
1600cc ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1973 Volkswagen Thing Description:

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You are bidding to win this car!!!!

There is no "buy it now" pric, please don't ask! You are bidding to own it!

ALL other VW Things on Ebay right now have a reserve price or a ridiculously high "buy it now" price. Not this one. If you are the highest bidder you own the car.


1973 VW Thing!!!!!!!!!!

Be the only one in your city to own a rare classic like this.   Everyone looks at this car everywhere I take it. hardly anyone even knows what it is.   The VW THING was only imported to the United States for 2 years …1973 and 1974 and that's it! There were only 8000 things made in 1973 and that was 46 years ago.  Imagine how few of these are still around and still driving on the road.

I have had this car for a little over a year and the clear Texas Title is in my name.   All the gears work on the transmission and the Odometer is showing 85K miles. The car rides smoothly on 4 new tires, starts and stops easily. The engine is a 1600 single port that has had new parts installed.

This car starts very easily. runs. drives and stops with great response and pep for a VW. I have owned many vws and this one has excellent brakes because almost the entire Brake system was replaced. The Interior has entirely brand new seats in front and new covers on the rear seats.  The

wheels have been sanded and painted factory silver and have brand new tires on them and brand new hubcaps. The typical floor rust was in two spots in the battery tray and under driver’s seat. Both have been have been cut out and been replaced with metal welded in.

This car will be a great daily driver.   The horn, wipers. turn signals marker lights, license plate lights, hazards, brake lights, bright and dim headlights lights all work along with the original cigar lighter for cell phone changing.   Oil pressure light and alternator light all work and shut off when the car is started indicating both are working properly.

Here is the list of parts.   


Factory "pumpkin Orange" paint is about a year old

New tires 165/80/15  (less than 10 miles on tires)

New valve stems and caps on all 4 tires

New “The Thing” Decals on both sides    

New Windshield glass

New chrome and glass halo fog lights  8”

Bumpers are in excellent shape

New  hubcaps (all 4) mirror moon

New Horn

New wiper motor

New front door handles with new keys

New wiper blades

New front turn signal seals (Left and Right)

New turn front turn signal lenses

New Fuel Cap

New Clutch cable

New throttle cable

New chrome hood latches

New Bowden clutch tube



New front seats on original vw thing tracks.

New seat covers on rear seats

New Battery (2018)

New steering lock cylinder with 2 new keys

New starter switch

New horn button

New fog lamp switch

New gas pedal

New Turn signal switch

New flasher relay

New rear-view mirror

New Truck-bed liner on floors and package area.



New master cylinder

New brake fluid reservoir

New wheel Cylinders (all 4 wheels)

New Soft lines (All 4 Wheels)

New front to rear hard-brake line

New brake shoes on both front wheels

New emergency brake cables left and right.

New brake fluid bled through system.

New brake light switch


Rebuilt carburetor

New plugs

New carb to intake seal.  

New Fuel pump

New fan shroud heater plugs

New push-rod tubes and seals

All new soft fuel lines from tank to carb

New fuel filter

Rebuilt Bosch generator

Bosch coil

New shifter bushing

New shifter coupling

New  009 Distributor with new points and condenser

New air cleaner

Nice aftermarket Exhaust coated with high temperature paint.

New exhaust header seals

New oil (changed may 2019)

New oil strainer and seal

New valve covers seals.

Valve lash set may 2019

Timing set may 2019

This is not a show car, it has some imperfections in the paint, possible blemishes, dings and may need final tuning to get it to the way you like it. The car is almost 50 years old it will not ride, drive, or look like a new Honda.  I have driven it about 10 miles down the street and to the gas station several times to test things out. People are always asking me about it and it is super fun to be in the driver’s seat with the wind in your hair.  The $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the end of the auction and full payment is due within one week. I accept Paypal for the deposit. Please do not ask questions that are answered in the ad.

DO NOT BID unless you fully intend to buy it.

DO NOT BID if you don’t have the wife’s/husband’s permission.  

You CAN bid with confidence.  I have sold vehicles with Ebay and have a 100% seller rating over the past 14 years.  buyer pays all shipping costs and any costs associated with paypal.

Good luck bidding!!  


Item location:Haltom City, Texas, United States
Interior color:Black
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear