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- Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Thing
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 64,000
- VIN: 1842402998
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 1903 CC
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Convertible
1974 Volkswagen Thing description
Very well kept and is very solid. This car has been completely gone through (everything we have tried works) and is a car you can get in and begin enjoying immediately. The Thing market is on the upswing and this is a fine example. The car runs and drives great. This is truly an opportunity to INVEST in something you have always wanted.
The interior of this vehicle is in excellent condition as can be seen in the pictures. The interior features very sharp black vinyl high back beetle seats, they are in excellent shape and are very comfortable. The Thing has a very nice top that is in great condition with crystal clear like new side plastic removable windows. The entire interior is in great shape including the instrument panel, dash, and all interior hardware. The dash includes the following gauges, speedometer, gas gauge, tach, and clock, all of which work. The vehicle also has a new AM/FM Radio w/ satellite and Bluetooth, Aux and remote.The vehicle has a functioning emergency brake. The lights, horn, wipers, and heater are all in working order. The interior floor has been sanded, treated with POR 15, and painted with new carpet installed.
The storage area is neat, and very clean and solid. This is truly a Thing you can get in and enjoy from day one. Take a look at the photos and call me with any questions, Tom 513 608-8121.
The exterior of the car is stunning with the top on or off. The Thing is finished in Cocoon green pearl paint that is really sharp,the paint hasexcellent shine with some minor touch up's. The removable black top really sets the vehicle off or take it off for a different look and feel completely. The body on this vehicle is excellent, the body fit is about as good as it gets. The doors on the Thing open and close with ease. The vehicle has new tires mounted on the very popular 15" four lug BRM wheels (originals not reproduction). The car is fitted with very sharp fog lights. The rear tail lights and front fog lights are new. This Thing has awesome curb appeal and gets attention everywhere it goes.
Mechanically this is a turn-key purchase. The vehicle is equipped with a 1903 CC air cooled 4 Cylinder engine. The engine is fitted with dual baby weber carbs, new 12 volt alternator, electronic distributor, new plugs, wires, cap, and rotor, New Optima Red Top Battery,
This Thing has had several oil changes always with ZDDP and valve adjustment. The vehicle has a remote oil cooler with an electric cooling fan. The transmission and clutch work fine. The transmission had a recent fluid change and shifts great with no slipping out of gear and has a new Scat T handle floor shifter. The front end has an adjustable beam with air shocks, and the rear has new standard shocks. The vehicle has 4-wheel disc brakes. 4 speed transmission that runs and shifts smoothly. The engine compartment, as the pictures show, is in show condition. This car starts, runs, drives, and stops as it is supposed to. The undercarriage on the vehicle is very solid and has 100% been treated with POR 15. The floor pan under the battery was replaced and looks great. This car has been professional maintained a shop Foreign Car Specialists, who owner has owned several VW’s.
Below is just a list for myself of some of things I did.
7/22/2016 – Napa 7651346 Sil-Glyde Silicone Lubricated rubber weather stripping on all Windshield rubber, all doors.
8/1/2016 - Installed Optima Batter 8004-003 34/78 RedTop
8/1/2016 - Installed Optima Battery Cut off (on Battery)
8/1/2016 – Replaced Accelerator Pedal Pad, T-1/3, OEM (113721647A)
8/1/2016 – Replaced VW Pedal Pads, Brake & Clutch, (311721173A-2)
8/1/2016 – Replaced VW Oil Sump Plate With Hole (113115181A)
8/1/2016 – Oil Change (10W 30 w/ Zinc)
8/1/2016 – Replaced VW Oil Strainer Screen, 1968-79 (111115175B)
8/1/2016 – Replaced VW Fuse Box Cover, 10 Fuse (181937555 )
8/1/2016 – Replaced VW Emergency Switch Knob Cap, (C113-544 )
8/1/2016 – Added – 2nd Battery passenger side seat
8/1/2016 – Added Trunk Light
8/1/2016 – Added Glove Compartment Light
8/1/2016 – Added 2 Decals
8/1/2016 – Added Extra-large Rear view mirror (CIPA 33000 12”)
8/3/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie – Complete Diagnosis /Test Drove
8/3/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Gapped Sparked Plugs (.24) (From .35)
8/3/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Fixed rear passenger tail light
8/3/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Fixed rear license Plate Light
8/3/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Adjusted Shifting Linkage
8/14/2016 – Cleaned / Por15 front Inner Fenders
8/17/2016 – Dipped Front Wheels/various Items
8/17/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Replaced 6 Oil Sump Bolts/Screws
8/17/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Cleaned/ Repacked Front Wheel bearings
8/17/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Repair Wiper Arm
8/17/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie 15w 40 Oil Change
8/17/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Wheel bearing Seal Inner
8/17/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Changed Transmission Fluid
8/17/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie Gear Oil 80W-90 #75210
8/17/2016 - Foreign Car Specialists Multi point Inspection
9/15/2016 – Prepped/POR 15 entire bottom of car, incl. Rear Passenger side Inner Fender
9/17/2016 – Oil Change w/ Zddp – 15 - 40
9/17/2016 – Replaced 2 VW Dash Instrument/Warning Light Bulb (N177222 )
9/17/2016 – Replaced Fuel Tank Sending Unit (113919049D)
9/17/2016 – Replaced Gas Tank Sending Unit Seal
9/17/2016 – added Ignition Coil Cover w/ Bracket. Stainless Steel.
9/17/2016 – Added 12 Voltage meter
9/17/2016 – Add Glow tape/Door handle etc.
9/24/2016 - Prepped/POR 15 entire inside hood/tank etc.
9/24/2016 – Changed steering wheel from 12’ to 14”
9/24/2016 – cleaned lubricated seat rails.
9/24/2016 – Added rubber grip tape to foot well.
10/15/2016 – Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie New Speedometer Cable (111957801H )
10/15/2016 – New VW Ignition Coil Cover w/ Bracket. Stainless Steel. (9064)
10/15/2016 – Added extra ground Fuel Gauge
10/15/2016 – Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie New Wires from Engine to Harness
10/15/2016 – Reflective heat shield under front floor Matts
10/15/2016 – Replaced worn Screw rear/drivers side upper shock.
10/20/2016 – Changed oil, gaskets, etc. (15 – 40 )
10/20/2016 – Used electric oil pump to flush. Clean system.
10/20/2016 – Added Magnet oil Screw,
10/20/2016 – Changed Passenger Side Valve Cover Gasket (Neoprene)
10/30/2016 – New Alternator Woodruff Kay
10/30/2016 – New Alternator Pulley Shims (10)
10/30/2016 – New Alternator Belt (11.3 912)
10/30/2016 – New Stainless Steel Roof Clips
10/30/2016 – New Stainless Steel Roof Clips screws
10/30/2016 – New Chrome Oil Dipstick
12/15/2016 - Installed new Fog Lights
12/15/2016 – Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie – adjusted Timing
12/15/2016 – Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie - adjusted Carbonator
12/15/2016 – Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie - adjust Valves
12/15/2016 – Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie - Comprehensive test drive.
12/15/2016 – Oil Change
12/15/2016 - Empi 00-8899-0 Billet Aluminum Oil Filler Cap w/Grooves
1/15/2017 – New Radio w/ satellite, Bluetooth, Aux (JVC KD-R970BTS)
1/20/2017 - Install new Bolt on Valve covers - Empi 9152
1/20/2017 Install Empi 00-8544-0 Empi Vw Cast Aluminum Oil Breather Kit
1/28/2017 – Foreign Car Specialists Poughkeepsie - Tested all Lug nuts, (torqued at 75 LBS) 3 failures – replaced 3 (rear drivers side)
2/1/2017 - Installed new muffler - Empi 3414 4 Tip Extractor Exhaust
2/1/2017 - Spectre Performance 4245 Chrome Professional Wire Separator
3/30/2017 – change transmission Fluid
3/30/2017 – Oil Change
3/30/2017 – Clutch light