1974 Volkswagen Thing Julius — Volkswagen Kurierwagen

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Volkswagen Kurierwagen

Original vinyl top curtains

It may like the illegitimate love of a shipping container and a dumbster, but the VW was in fact the resurrection of a German vehicle. Texas Classic of Dallas is happy to present 1974 Volkswagen Thing. The Type 181 was a two-wheel drive, convertible, off-road, military manufactured by Volkswagen from to 1983.

Originally developed for the Army, the Type 181 was also to the public, as the Kurierwagen in Germany, the in the United Kingdom, the Thing in the States (1973-1974), and the Safari in Civilian sales ended model year 1980.

The Thing has been popular not it could go fast or has a beautiful design, but mostly because it was so strange. The body is squarish and but undeniably unique for a passenger The orange paint makes car even more unique, a that looks like it was done not long ago.

All Things came standard a convertible top, this one its original vinyl top and curtains. The four doors can be easily requiring no tools. The windshield can be And what better way to drive the car on white wheels wrapped brand new BF Goodrich tires.

The is the definition of stripped. The seats been re-upholstered and a matching top and spare tire cover made. The bench seat in the of the car has plenty of space for those to ride in this unusual The only instrumentation is a speedometer houses a fuel gauge

The odometer is currently not working. To add a riding pleasure to this car an JVC cd/am/fm radio was installed with a set of aftermarket speakers. The owner has only put 200 miles to the car since it got tuned up last. important the Thing looked so very weird. You either them or not!

In 2004 to the Thing was treated to numerous upgrades. Everything from cylinders to exhaust system and boxes to transmission adjustments. It was over completely. We have for all of the work. The current owner in May of year had upper bushings ball joints, new plugs and torsion arm bushings and the new cam installed.

A spare tire is in place on the of the car such as Jeeps would have. A cover that the seats was done to make ride more stylish.

The Thing was built on the same as the pre-1968 Microbus and is propelled by air cooled, 46hp, 1600cc four. Acceleration is pretty 0 to 60 mph takes a little more 20 seconds. To give this a little more power, one of the owners installed a cam. The owner changed to a larger to compensate the cam. Julius now like a champ.

The undercarriage is clean, there is no show of and the body is clearly straight. are however some obvious dents here and there.

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