Used Volkswagen Thing

Volkswagen Thing 150
The Volkswagen Thing is an attention-grabbing car, especially for automobile enthusiasts with a penchant for old vehicles which bring with them a piece of history and which can be restored or customized. The Thing was an updated version of the Kubelwagen wartime jeep that German soldiers used during World War II. In 1969, the slightly modified form called "Kubelwagen Model 181" was created in 1969, which was then sold to the Americans as the Thing.

Literally meaning "bucket wagon,” the Thing became known by other names in other countries. The compact military vehicle was fashioned after Volkswagen's Beetle Type 1.. The car’s features of the car had marked variations from one country to another. In Europe, it became known as VW 181 and utilized for off-road applications. The UK market had a right-hand version called the Trekker. All versions do carry the Volkswagen performance features and “people’s car” character. The Volkswagen Thing had been used in countless movies.

Est. Price Range for Used Volkswagen Thing: $20,000-$40,000
Est. MPG for Volkswagen Thing: 22 City/33 Hwy
Below are Pre-Owned Volkswagen Thing from Ebay and 2 of the top used-car sites on the web:

1973 Volkswagen Thing wild custom 1973 VW thing California special total custom made for fun
1973 Volkswagen Thing wild custom 1973 VW thing California special total custom made for fun $42,000.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-26-2017 8:33:16 PDT
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1974 Volkswagen Thing --original 1974 VW thing California stock 1600CC very nice and clean new Hurtz convertable
1974 Volkswagen Thing --original 1974 VW thing California stock 1600CC very nice and clean new Hurtz convertable $18,000.00
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 21:07:46 PDT
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1974 Volkswagen Thing Beautiful ACAPULCO THING clone with high integrity
1974 Volkswagen Thing  Beautiful ACAPULCO THING clone with high integrity $10,100.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 10:16:52 PDT
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1973 Volkswagen Thing 1973 VW Volkswagen Thing - Family owned since 1982 White Original Condition
1973 Volkswagen Thing  1973 VW Volkswagen Thing - Family owned since 1982 White Original Condition $10,500.00
End Date: Saturday May-20-2017 10:00:54 PDT
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1973 Volkswagen Thing  volkswagen thing $8,000.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Apr-26-2017 12:43:02 PDT
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Test Driving the Volkswagen Thing

  • keith desrochers

    I have Very rare 1973 Volkswagon Thing you dont see many of these. This was an off the frame rebuild in 1995.
    With a total rebuild including the engine all new drive train Have pictures of the entire process. It was driven 100 miles and Garaged till now. Need to sell for 12,000 this Thing is all new have pictures of resturation and finished Thing