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1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing Cabriolet / 1842403106 Vehicle Information

1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing photograph

1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing
Sold for $12,100 at 2012 Russo and Steele - Scottsdale.
The Volkswagen Thing was produced from 1968 through 1980. They were imported into the United States for the 1973 and 1974 model years only.

This example is fitted with a 1915cc four-cylinder engine delivering 120 horsepower. It has dual Dellorto 52 carburetors and new C/V axles and new headers by Kymco.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012



2012 Russo and Steele - Scottsdale

Sale Price :
USD $12,100

1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1974 sales)
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$15,400
  2021 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$14,850
  2021 Mecum : Dallas
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$17,600
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$20,900
  2020 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$18,700
  2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing Convertible
Sold for USD$25,300
  2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing Convertible
Sold for USD$29,700
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Chassis#: 1842403202
Sold for USD$27,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$18,150
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$7,900
  2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest
 
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1842403052
Sold for USD$25,300
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing Acapulco Edition
Chassis#: 1842542990
Sold for USD$50,400
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing
Chassis#: 1842403052
Sold for USD$16,500
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$24,500
  2019 GAA : July 2019
 
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$12,100
  2019 Mecum Portland
 
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1842542756
Sold for USD$20,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1842403202
Sold for USD$20,350
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1974 Volkswagen Type 181 – Beach Thing
Chassis#: 184252287
Sold for USD$11,760
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing image  1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing image  
1974 Volkswagen Thing
Sold for USD$13,500
  2019 GAA : March 2019
 
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CVTBLE
Sold for USD$11,025
  2019 McCormick's - # 66
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2020 Mecum : Indy$19,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$7,500  
1974 Volkswagen Thing Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$9,000  
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING 4 DOOR 2018 McCormick's # 65$16,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2018 Mecum : Denver$11,500  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2018 Carlisle Auction : Spring   
1974 Volkswagen Thing Type 181 Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$10,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$17,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $16,000$22,000
1974 VW Thing 2017 Silver Auction Arizona in March 2017   
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2017 Silver Auction Arizona in March 2017$10,000  
1974 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 18 THING 2017 Leake Auction OKC Fairgrounds$8,500  
1974 Volkswagen Thing18425439652017 Mecum : Los Angeles$14,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing1842542542E2016 Mecum : Anaheim$10,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2016 Mecum : Dallas$27,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$19,000  
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CVTBLE 2016 McCormick's Palm Springs # 60$11,000  
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING CVTBLE 2016 McCormick's Auction # 60$11,000  
1974 VOLKSWAGEN ACAPULCO THING 2015 McCormick's Auction # 59$14,000  
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING1842542542E2015 Mecum Anaheim$11,000  
1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING 2015 Mecum Anaheim$19,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing Convertible 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$9,600  
1974 Volkswagen Thing Acapulco18425426482014 Mecum : Anaheim$22,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2014 Silver Auction Sun Valley$7,500  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2014 Leake Auction : Tulsa$29,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2014 Leake Auction : Tulsa$16,000  
1974 Volkswagen Thing Convertible 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$8,500  
1974 Volkswagen Thing 2014 Silver Auction DAA Big Sky$5,100  
1974 Volkswagen Thing Convertible 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$12,000  

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1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing vehicle thumbnail image  1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing vehicle thumbnail image  
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