1974 Volkswagen Acapulco Thing in unrestored Original Condition showing only 41,650 original miles. The Acapulco Thing was built from May to July 1974 only, and a mere 400 were produced in total. All were white with blue accents on the front hood, the rocker panels, the bumpers and the dashboard. The seats were upholstered in a blue-and-white striped fabric, and the same fabric was used for the standard surrey top that was stretched over a metal tube frame.
This car is a true time capsule wearing its original paint (with the exception of drivers front fender due to a minor scratch years ago) Paint shows nicely with a little fade from age and minor scratch’s, chips, and imperfection from use over the years. Extremely solid and rust free with the exception of a very small spot of rust in front of the right rear fender and behind the drivers front fender (close up pictures in gallery)
Original interior in great shape for its age, the blue has some fading in front. The original floor mats are intact except for the passenger rear which has gone missing. All gauges, wipers, lights, and radio work great.
Runs very well and drives out nice. Shifts easily and the brakes feel great.
Look Close at all the pictures, there are so many little tags, stamps, and details that this Acapulco Thing retains because it is original with low miles. Restored ones lose all of those original details. Many people restore their regular “Things” to look like Acapulco Things so don’t get fooled by a fake! This is the real deal and they are only original once!