1974 Volkswagen Thing
1974 Volkswagen Thing
$36,000
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1974 Volkswagen Thing

$36,000

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Classic Car Overview

This 1974 Volkswagen Thing Acapulco Edition is one of approximately 400 examples produced by Volkswagen Mexico for the US market in 1974. The Acapulco is distinguished from the other Things by its striped soft top and upholstery, as well as the blue-painted hood, dash panel, rocker panels, and bumpers. Power comes from a 1.6-liter flat-four mated with a 4-speed manual transaxle. 

The exterior is primarily finished in white and the blue front and rear bumpers have been repainted on this car. An additional soft top and door inserts are included in the sale. White Baja-style wheels are fitted with the new Yokohama Geolander A/T-S tires.

The front seats have been reupholstered in the correct blue and white striped vinyl, and teak wood floor boards are fitted front and back. Acapulco Edition Type 181s came from the factory without glove box covers. The back seat retains its factory upholstery and seat belts, though the matching cushion for the rear "child seat" over the engine cover is no longer with the car. The 5-digit odometer in the single VDO gauge indicates 73,000 miles. 

The 1.6L flat-four is paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle. The engine number AM025643 is shown stamped into the engine case. The AM case is the correct Type 181 case for option code M157 and has holes to mount the model's engine skid plate. The data plate shows that chassis number 1842542863 was built at the Volkswagen's Puebla, Mexico factory, and it is in the range of chassis numbers for Acapulco Edition examples. 


Chassis 1842542863

73,000 Miles

1.6L Flat-Four

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

Acapulco Edition

New Yokohama Geolander Tires

Additional Soft Top and Door Inserts Included

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    1842542863
  • Classic Car ID
    101728119
  • Stock Number
    N/A
  • Category
    Other
  • Body Style
    Other
  • New/Used
    Finished
  • Mileage
    73,000 miles
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Condition
    Finished
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Other
  • Custom Color
    White and Blue

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