1974 4-Speed Manual in Solvang, CA

Last Updated: 10/15/2021 | Ad Source: eBay

Asking Price: $24,567

1974 solvang ca

Key Facts

  • Model Year: 1974
  • Odometer: 31,519
  • City/Area: Solvang
  • State/Region: California

Seller Information

  • Seller Type: Private Owner
  • Contact Name: Not Provided
  • Phone: See Below
  • Email: See Below

Message & Pictures

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This 1974 Volkswagen Thing was refurbished approximately 13 years ago and it is powered by a replacement twin-port 1,600cc flat-four paired with a four-speed manual transaxle, and work performed in preparation for the sale included a valve adjustment and an oil change and installation of a new marine quality CD/Tuner/Bluetooth player and speakers.

It is finished in cream over black, and equipment includes a roll bar, a bikini top. This Type 181 is now offered with side curtains, side curtain storage bags, an owner’s handbook, and a clean California title.

The cream bodywork is accented by a black bikini top that is installed as of now and fits very nicely over the roll bar. It features a fold-down windshield and removable doors, included side curtains, side curtain storage bags.

Body-color steel wheels wear chrome VW-branded hubcaps. The brakes were reportedly overhauled in 2007, at which time the wheel cylinders and shocks were replaced. The cabin features refurbished seats upholstered in black vinyl. Equipment includes a roll bar, a fire extinguisher, and hardwood duckboards.

The body-color dashboard features a black top pad and houses a passenger-side storage area. Instrumentation consists of a 100-mph speedometer and a fuel-level gauge and all lights, blinkers and wipers work accordingly with no problems. The five-digit odometer shows 31k miles and a total of 3500 miles has been put on the car since the restoration in 2013.

The replacement 1,600cc flat-four is equipped with twin Solex carburetors and sends power to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transaxle. Work performed approximately 13 years ago included the installation of a replacement clutch, transmission mount, fuel pump, engine cables, heat exchangers, and muffler.

It absolutely runs like a top and gets all the looks when we take her out for those weekend drives.

Below are links to more photos and a video

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Buyer will pay a $250.00 non-refundable deposit within 24 hours via PayPal with the balance due in 7 days or less with “cleared” cashiers check or a “posted” bank transfer.

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Last Updated on October 15, 2021 by ThingAds

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  1. Hello, I’m interested and would like to come take a look. I’m in Shell Beach today… are you available? Thanks! Tom

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