More to talk about later, but lets' get started with a Thing or two:
This one has been on the samba for a while,
Compared to this at $1750, and you'll see what I mean:
"Pretty complete and unmolested.Engine turns over and is out of the car.
HOmemade diamond plate floors.
Some rust here and there, but this body is doable.
I do not have nay door or the top.
I would get a rust free decklid instead of welding this one.
Pretty much bone stock.
solid home made floors form back in the day.
I think I have the Louisiana title! "
See what I mean?
Just for fun, here are the 4 most expensive Things on thesamba.com the first (ugly custom stupid one) is asking $35,000, and the other three are asking $25,000:
Searchtempest is my go-to for craigslist searches, and here's one rather close to me reasonably priced at $5900. "Runs Good Drives Good Very solid floors Needs Top !!" Strangely, I think this is another ad for the same Thing with no hubcaps asking more....
This isn't very attractive, is it? asking $2500, but it runs!
This may be the most amusing Thing ad I've encountered: not one clear picture and asking $15,000. Seriously, why even bother adding the photos?
Here we go: a mystery thing, if you ask me. Been sitting outside as a sign, so how about some actual information like, gosh, I dunno, does it even have an engine? BTW, it's spelled "volkswagEn"
Still, that's a great price. $1200
"1974 Volkswagon Thing --------I have used this car as my Antiques sign in front of my shop for years. I can send more pics by text if you are interested. Car is located at 301 W. Franklin St. Sylvester Ga. TEXT me for more information"
Here's a new one to add to the mix: asking $2300