1973 VW Thing Convertible NO RESERVE!!

1973 Volkswagen Thing Convertible

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Thing
SubModel: 4 door
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1973
Mileage: 45000
Color: Orange
Engine: 1600cc Dual port
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Haltom City, Texas, United States

Description for Volkswagen Thing 1973

1973 VW Thing Convertible NO RESERVE!!

Everyone else on Ebay selling a VW Thing has a reserve so you can't buy the car until the reserve is met. This listing is set withNO RESERVEso the highest bidder WINS THE CAR!

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! In 1973 about 8000 were made that was 45 years ago. How many do you think are left? Well, Here’s one last remaining few.

I have had this car for a little over a year and the clear Title is in hand. All the gears work on the transmission and the Odometer is showing 44K miles. The brakes are excellent for a VW Thing thanks to all the new parts and the car riding on 4newtires. The engine is a 1600 dual port with dual relief that starts super easy and idles properly. Clutch grabs just like it should and is well adjusted.

This car starts, runs, drives and stops, with great response and pep for a VW. The entire Brake system was replaced. Seats are correct style (VW Thing only) new thing seat covers on all seats and new padding in front. Wheels are the hard to find, original Thing only 14 inch wide five smoothies. (Only The Thing wheels have the correct offset, Bus wheels don't work) The wheels have been sanded and painted factory silver and have brand new tires on them and brand new hubcaps. This car has very good floor boards and the original floors and battery tray are still intact.

This car will be a great daily driver. The horn, wipers, turn signals, hazards, brake lights, headlights lights all work. Oil pressure and alternator light both work. The glove boxlight even works properly.

Here is a list of the new parts.


New Factory Orange paint (about 1 year old)

New VW EmblemBadge in front.

New tires 205/75/14 ( less than 5 miles on tires) tire stickers in photos and you can still see the “Vent Spew” bumps on the tires in the pics!!

New valve stems on all 4 tires

New “The Thing” Decals on both sides

New Headlights

New chrome headlight rings

New 1/8 inch thick steel Bumpers front and rear

New hubcaps (all 4) mirror moon

New wipers
New front turn signal seals (Left and Right)

New turn front turn signal Lenses (left and right)

New stop tail and turn lenses in rear (left and Right)

New 12v horn

New Antenna

New throttle cable

The convertible top skeleton and latches are all there, but the soft top will need replacing.


New seat covers on ALL seats.

New Battery

New brake warning light lens in dash That WORKS!

New Seat belt warning light lens

New Truck-bed liner on floors and package area.


New master cylinder

New wheel Cylinders (all 4 wheels)

New Soft lines (All 4 Wheels)

New brake fluid bled through system.


New Carburetor.

New fuel cut off valve

New electric choke
New plugs
New Wires.
New carb to intake seal.

New Shifter Tunnel bushing

New intake/head seals

New fan shroud heater plugs

All new soft fuel lines from tank to carb

New fuel filter

New 009 Distributor with new points, rotor, condenser and cap.

Nice aftermarket EMPI quiet pack Exhaust in great condition coated with high temperature paint.

New exhaust header seals

You are welcometo set up an appointment to inspect the caror askquestions that are not already in the ad. This is an Auction,If you are bidding, you do so to BUY the car; you are not bidding to have the right to come see the carand thendecide if you want to buy it or not. $500 deposit is non-refundable and due within 48 hours after the auction is closed, full payment is due one week after the auction has ended. This car is being sold as-is, no warranty. Car may need some adjustments as it is 45 years old. Also, this is not a show car, some imperfections are on the body and paint. If you want a show car they sell for much more. If you use Paypal, buyer is responsible for all fees and Shipping. Thank you so much for looking, good luck bidding!