1971 Volkswagen ThingReview
A Beach Driver. To Pick Up All The Ladys — working with my Grandfather over the years how i got paid was never clear. after finishing up a job the lady asked if we would be interested in a car as part of the payment. of course my grandfather said lets look at it. and as we entered the barn we see a mint looking 1971 Volkswagan Thing. As you expected we jumped on that deal. got it home and loaded in the Garage to work on the engine.
Pros: great looking piece of Machinery fun to drive to look at and to work on for a Volkswagan lover
Cons: replacing interior lol
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