Modelled on a WWII staff vehicle, the Volkswagen Thing debuted in 1968 and was in production until 1980. The vehicle is something of a legend, and while not a common sight, VW Things are beloved by their owners, and often handed down in families. Things are hardly performance cars: 0 - 60 mph can take upwards of 30 seconds! Also, the car was only available as a stick which limited many American buyers. The fact is, the Thing was so ugly it was downright cute. The windshield folded and the doors not only detached, but were interchangeable. The youth market adored it, however it was priced substantially more than a Beetle and generally out of the entry level market.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader deemed the Thing unsafe, and was successful in having the car pulled from the U.S. market. All told, about 25,000 were sold in the US, and surprisingly a large percentage of these rides are still registered today.
Affectionately referred to as the 'love child of a corrugated shipping container and a dumpster, if you own one,chances are you want to keep its ugly chassis running as well as possible for as long as possible. Other than rust, the Thing has no enemies and is very inexpensive to run. Owners who shop with Chuck and Eddie’s for quality used Volkswagen Thing parts should have no problem keeping their beloved Thing road worthy for the foreseeable future. Chuck and Eddie’s provides reasonably priced and optimally functional used Volkswagen Thing parts. Our vast inventory of every auto part made allows us to pass savings along to our customers. Visit any three of our convenient locations or enjoy quick and affordable shipping worldwide. Your used auto parts will arrive quickly at your doorstep in clean, fully operational condition and ready to be installed in your sports coupe.
No More Going Through Pricey Dealerships
If you have questions on which used Volkswagen Thing parts to order, Chuck and Eddie’s staff of friendly, knowledgeable salespeople can guide you through a quick and easy ordering process. No more late night online searches for that special part or frustrating negotiations with pricey retailers or dealerships. In the unlikely event that a part is not in stock, we can find it for you and have it delivered where and when you want, saving you even more time and money.
Chuck and Eddie’s will meet all of your replacement auto part needs with ease. For over 75 years, our customers have turned to us again and again for all of their auto parts and have enjoyed unmatched customer service in the process. Check your order status whenever you like, get quick returns and enjoy the security of knowing your parts are backed by a Six Month Parts Protection Warranty. If by chance your auto parts don’t meet expectations, Chuck and Eddie’s will provide a replacement part or a full refund of the purchase price plus shipping fees.
Order quality used Volkswagen Thing parts online from Chuck and Eddie’s easy-to-use secure website, or why not speak with us through our website’s LIVE Chat feature?
On the road? Download our mobile iPhone and Android apps today. If you’d prefer, you can click here to email us any time you wish. Want to speak with someone today? Just pick up the phone and call us at (877) 330-2332 (M-F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST) or fax us at (860) 628-7013.