1972 Volkswagen Thing Type 181


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Single Port 1600 c.c. Flat-4 VW Engine

Custom Header Pipe Exhaust

4-Speed Manual Transmission 

Custom 15-Inch Wheels & 195/50R15 Radials x 4

Lowered/Slammed Suspension

Alpine CD / DVD Head Unit

BIG Sound System - Five 12-inch Subwoofers & Custom Speaker Box - Brutus Hifonics BX1 2400 Watt Amplifier / Precision Amp AA 1000D / Custom Speakers

Custom Red Paint & Painted Bumpers 

Leather Upholstery - Bucket Seating - Rear Bench Seat

Removable Top / Side Windows / Fold-Down Windshield

Billet Fuel Fill 


Its your Thing! Do what you wanna do!! This type 181 VW Thing was photographed at the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum, located only minutes from our showroom. Be sure to visit the historic Flight Museum if you find yourself in Dallas, Texas. The body showcases a brilliant red color throughout. The wheels of choice are custom polished 15-inch rims with 195/50R15 radials all around. This car has been lowered front to back and it drives out great. The steering feels good and the brakes work. It shifts through the gears as it should and the engine has plenty of pep thanks to the header pipe exhaust.

The classic Thing design feature these removable doors & windows. The windshield also folds down. The hardtop is easily removed on this example. Custom upholstery & seating has been installed front to back. The comfortable front bucket seats are leather. The dash is in good condition with the custom 160mph speedometer and an aftermarket tachometer installed. the speedo works and the tach is currently not working. An Alpine CD / DVD head unit is paired with five 12-inch subwoofers & additional speakers. Check out the custom sound box fitted to the rear. Three amplifiers sit on ready for an overkill sound system. This THING makes some noise. The trunk itself is in good condition.

The original identification plate is intact. This car is currently titled here in Texas. The engine compartment showcases the chrome dressed little 1600 c.c. VW single port with some modifications. A head pipe has been installed. This is a great running little car. The doors and door undersides are in good condition while the floorboards were cut and patched. The underbody shows the roughly cut out and patched floor pans along with good suspension, engine & transaxle underside. This '72 Type 181 THING really sits right, practically slammed to the ground, yet it handles and drives very well. Be sure to play our video of the THING in action.