1973 Volkswagen Thing Convertible

Used AutomobileConvertibles

Request More Information

Captcha is required.
By pressing SUBMIT, you agree that DX1, LLC and Jamie's Customs may call/text you at the number provided, for either informational or marketing purposes, using an automatic telephone dialing system or pre-recorded/artificial voices. Msg/data rates may apply. You don’t need to consent as a condition of any purchase & you may revoke your consent at any time. You also agree to our Privacy Statement & Terms of Use.

Calculate Payment
Schedule a Test Ride Insurance Quote


The history of our car...
- This is an all original Car (aside from the Acapulco Color Scheme)
- Originally Blizzard White
- The mechanicals of the car are great and starts every time
– This car was maintained and serviced through its life at European
– Professional frame on restoration, car was stripped to bare metal, all
body parts removed, all gaskets and hardware disassembled
- This car was in very good condition to start with has two new OEM
fenders. This car was metal prepped with all necessary work being
performed, epoxy primed, and all paintwork is basecoat / clear coat
which is in exceptional condition
- All brakes have been gone through
– All books and records to show
– The glass removed and all gaskets replaced
– New side curtains as well
– This car has a rare Eberspacher gas heater
– A spare tire and jack
– This car has believed to be a second owner before we obtained it
– Due to its rare availability we decided to make the investment of time
and money to do a frame on restore which we worked tirelessly to

Frame on restoration has been done an estimated 5 years ago.

We can assure you that you won't find a cleaner "Thing" out there. It's truly a collector and any garage would love to have it.

What is that Thing? The Type 62 Kubelwagen was produced during World War II to resolve Germany's need for a utility vehicle in the mold of an American Jeep. After the war the car was no longer produced, but it was brought out of mothballs in 1968 when the Mexican Government decided to enter the automobile industry. The old Kubelwagen now became the Safari in Mexico, the Trekker in Great Britain, The Kuriewagen in West Germany, the Pescaccia in Italy and the Thing in the United States. An ad at the time read "Take off the doors, fold down the windshield and you've got an instant Dune Buggy." The car was only distributed in America in 1973 and 1974. This 1973 Volkswagen Thing Custom Convertible is unique with its Acapulco style theme; it is painted white with blue accents. Powered by a 1584cc flat-4 engine mated with a 4-speed gearbox, it's a FUN car!

This vehicle is completely restored down to bare metal and is absolutely beautiful. If you want to have something fun and unusual this car is for you. With the attention to detail during our restoration, there is nothing left for its new owner other than a trip to the beach or go grab a cup of coffee!

Location Big Bend, Wisconsin
Condition Pre-Owned
Stock Number CC-2453
Year 1973
Make Volkswagen
Model Thing Convertible
VIN 18327550170000003
Color White
Engine 1584cc flat-4
Mileage 28,914
Transmission Manual 4-speed

  • Price, if shown and unless otherwise noted, represents the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) or dealer unit price and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer vehicle freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges, labor, installation, or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected; contact dealer for more details.

  • Images, where available, are presented as reasonable facsimiles of the offered unit and/or manufacturer stock images. Non-standard options or features may be represented. No guarantee of availability or inclusion of displayed options should be inferred; contact dealer for more details.