1974 Volkswagen Thing
Car for sale by WeBe Autos in Calverton, New York 11933
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The Volkswagen Kombi van reached iconic status, with even a school lunch box fashioned in its image. During those early years, the Volkswagen Microbus morphed into various forms. From a cargo carrier with no windows behind the driver's seat to a windowed passenger van with three rows of seats, the possibilities seemed endless.
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The Holley Sniper EFI Model 2300 Two Barrel Self Tuning Kit from Dunebuggy Warehouse is a versatile EFI system with built-in ECU, fuel pressure regulator and is the easiest self-learning throttle body fuel injection kit which recently became available for sale for VW Type 1 Engines. This kit is perfect for Type 1 motors which produce about 80 - 100 HP and is a complete EFI kit ready to bolt on.
Almost fully restored and like having a brand new and improved Thing! This Low Mileage Thing has its original Body Panels, Floor Pans, Doors, Fenders, Trunk Lid, Engine Deck Lid, Convertible Top and Hard Top. Also, the #74 on both front doors are magnetic signs and may be removed and reinstalled as you like. All the other graphics are decals and may be removed if you dont want them on the Thing.
The original color is Avocado Green and a very small number of Things with this color were imported into the USA for one year - 1974. The current color is a very unique custom, pleasing to look at Maroon/Grape color. Ive only seen one other Thing with a Maroon color.
Its been well maintained by a certified VW Mechanic who knows VW air cooled engines. Many OEM Parts or VW Factory Option and VW Approved Dealer Factory Option components from The Thing Shop in Arizona. All the receipts for everything including a new VW Thing Owners Manual and complete Workshop Service Manual Are Included.
The list of parts purchased and all work done is too long to mention everything. Here are some of the highlights: Engine Removed and gone through thoroughly, replaced all the critical seals, adjusted the valves and tuned the carb. Readjusted the valves and installed a new European made Redline Weber Double Barrel Progressive Carb and larger Intake Manifold with new Rubber Intake Manifold Boots. Only Valvoline VR1 High Temperature Racing Oil used and changed every six months. Removed the engine again and installed new Motor Mounts, Transmission Mount, Main Seal, Exhaust Manifold Gaskets, Kennedy High Performance Clutch Disc and Fly Wheel, Throw Out Bearing with new Retaining Clips, Throw Out Bearing Fork Shaft, Clutch Operating Lever with Cable.
New Engine Parts: Pertronix USA Made Distributor with the Flame Thrower Electronic Ignition Module and matching Flame Thrower Coil - installedVoltage Regulator - Removed because I installed a new 55 AMP Alternator with a built in Voltage Regulator and the external one I removed will come with car if you want it. I bought the external Voltage Regulator and installed it about 2.5 years ago. High Performance Bosch Spark Plugs - installedHigh Performance Beck Arnley Low Resistance Silicone Jacket Spark Plug Wires - installedOptima Red Top Dry Cell Battery - installedHigh Quality High Performance Earls Aluminum Fuel Filter - recently installedFuel Lines - recently installed Teflon coated one from hard line through the fire wall to the fuel pump and installed steel braided fuel hose with aluminum fittings from Fuel Pump to the Redline Weber Progressive Double Barrel Carb High Quality Electric Fuel Pump - recently installedK&N High Performance Racing Air Filter - recently installedHigh Performance Tri Mil Ceramic Coated Exhaust System - installedHeavy Duty Danish Made Dansk Heat Exchangers - installed$210 Large Heavy Duty Commercial Grade German Made Rebuilt Bosch Starter which was rebuilt by Robert Bosch Corp. and purchased from The Thing Shop - installedRubber Engine Bay Seals which attach to and go around the edge of the Engine Tin Plates - installedWeber Double Barrel Progressive European made Carb made by Redline - installedRubber Intake Manifold Boots - new ones installed when new Weber Carb and new larger Intake Manifold were installedLarger Intake Manifold - installedMotor Mounts - installedTransmission Mount - installedMain Seal - installedExhaust Manifold Gaskets - installedKennedy High Performance Clutch Disc and matching Flywheel - installedSachs Throw Out Bearing - installed with Kennedy Clutch Disc and FlywheelNew High Performance Custom Spectre Performance and K&N Cold Ram Air Induction System - purchased and removed it and installed new K&N High Performance Racing Air FilterVarious Other New Parts:
Rubber Window Seals for the Original Factory Hardtop - not installed yet - I was going to install them when I repaint the Factory Hardtop. These seals are included.Black Powder Coated Windshield with Green Tinted Glass purchased from The Thing Shop - installedRubber Top and Bottom Seals for the Windshield Frame - installed with new WindshieldChrome VW Badge - installedAll the Heater Components and Control Parts from the engine bay, through the cabin, to up under and behind the dash - installedBlack Powder Coated Fuel Tank from The Thing Shop which is exactly like the original OEM Fuel Tank - installedNew Mesh Fuel Pre Filter Screen and New Sending Unit installed in New Fuel TankOriginal Factory OEM Ignition Switch - installedBlack Powder Coated Front Brush Bar - installedBlack Powder Coated Rear Spare Wheel/Tire Carrier - installedBlack Powder Coated Heavy Duty Nerf Bars which mount onto the bottom edge of the Rocker Panels - installedBlack Powder Coated 7 Point Roll Cage with Full Padding Kit - installedBlack Powder Coated Cargo Rack for front trunk lid - installedBlack Powder Coated Skid Plate - installedTan Side Curtain Windows with sliding tempered glass and Storage Bags to protect them all from The Thing Shop - installedStainless Steel Locking Gas Cap - installedTan Bimini Top from The Thing Shop - Not installed currently, but, is included.Black Sun Visors from The Thing Shop - installedBlack Leather Shift Stick Cover - installedGerman Made OEM Rubber Hand Brake Cover - installed Two Chrome Brackets which attach to top of Windshield Frame which go into Holding Brackets located on the Trunk Lid when the Windshield is put in the down position - installedTwo Lower Brackets for the Bimini Top used for the latches - installedLots of various Rubber Parts - Most parts have been installed and ones which havent been installed will be included.Gaskets and Seals - Most parts have been installed and ones which havent been installed will be included. Full Set Of Decals not applied yet - I was planning to apply them if and when I get my Thing repainted and will be included.Dual Circuit Master Brake Cylinder for Disc Brake System whereby the whole brake system was bled and new brake fluid was added - installedEMPI Racing Suspension Driver and Passenger Seats - installedCorbeau 5 Point Racing Harnesses for Driver and Passenger Seats - installed3 Point Seat Belts for front seats and 2 Point Belts for rear seat - 3 point belts removed when EMPI Seats and Corbeau Harnesses were installed, however, these will be included if you ever want to reinstall its original Low Back Seats which are also included.
Have its original Low Back Seats in decent condition and replaced them with 1972 VW Bug High Back Seats in good condition - Original Low Back and High Back Seats will be included if you want them.Have what appears to be almost new looking original Seat Bottoms for the High Back Seats which will be included.Also included is new old stock OEM German made Foam Insert Material for the High Back Seats - They really dont need the new Inserts, but, will include them.Cool Grey Horse Blanket Seat Cover for Rear Seat - installed Tan Leather Padded Aftermarket Steering Wheel from Auto Pro USA with Brushed Aluminum Spokes and Horn Button with the VW Wolfsburg Logo and Aluminum Hub - installedStill have the Original Factory VW Super Beetle Steering Wheel in excellent condition and is included if you want it.Winshield Wiper Blades - installedOriginal Style OEM Front and Rear Black Rubber Floor Mats with holes and ribbed on bottom side - installedBeige Colored Coco Mats for Front and Rear Floors - Trunk Area - Rear Cargo Area - Rear Seat Backs and Glove Box - installedWooden Duck Boards for Front and Rear Floors - Front ones installed and rear ones will also be included.15 Inch Aluminum Alloy Baja Style Racing Wheels from Method Racing with BF Goodrich Grabber A/T Tires mounted on all four wheel hubs - installed Mounted 15 Inch Aluminum Alloy Baja Style Racing Wheel from Method Racing with a BF Goodrich Grabber A/T Tire on the Rear Spare Wheel/Tire Carrier. - installedSmiling Sun Wearing Sun Glasses Spare Wheel/Tire Cover - installedRecent Upgrades:
New - European made Double Barrel Progressive Weber Carb with Electric Choke by Redline including Heated Intake Manifold with Rubber Boots - installedNew - 55 Amp Alternator from The Thing Shop - installedNew - High Quality Precision Aluminum External Oil Filtration System from CB Performance and Large High Performance WIX Oil Filter - installedNew - High Quality Aluminum Crank Case Breather Filtration System - Not installed, but, will be included.New - EMPI Front and Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kits and Dual Circuit Brake Master Cylinder for Disc Brake System from JBugs - installed My Thing now stops on a dime and has better braking capability than most cars on the road! The original Drum Brake Components are in very good condition and will be included if you want them. New - 4 High Quality Aluminum Alloy Baja Style 15 x 6.5 Wheels from Method Race Wheels - installedNew - 4 High Quality BF Goodrich Baja AT K02 (215-75-R15) Tires - installed Based on the extensive research I conducted its the largest wheel and tire combination which can be installed on a stock Thing with stock fenders and without lifting it and without causing a problem The original stock steel wheels are in very good condition and the tires mounted on them look like theyre almost brand new and are included if you want them along with the spare wheel and tire. New - Black 2 Piece Bra to protect front of car - from The Thing Shop - removed and is included.New - Heavy Duty Black Powder Coated Front Skid Plate from The Thing Shop
Classic Car ID100944662
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