thing may tie.
Say, for example, you're a carpenter who likes to fish and hunt.
And you're looking for a vehicle that can take your tools to the job,
and your gear to the woods.
A vehicle that's rugged enough to take you where you want
to go-even if that means leaving the road behind.
Well, we've got just the thing.
With back seats that fold down for extra storage space. Removable
top and doors, and a windshield that snaps down for dune buggy
fun. A double-jointed rear axle to keep the wheels in contact with
the ground, even over the roughest terrain. Four wheel independent
suspension to smooth out the bumps. High ground clearance and
special protection for rough terrain use. And of course, an
air-cooled, rear-mounted engine for extra traction.
The Thing offers all this, plus gas economy: 21 miles per gallon:"
And that is some thing.
And scuffs and
The See-Through Thing.
Sloping Hood. ----
that you can see
more of what's
hills and dunes.
Front & Rear
Rugged. heavy duty
bumpers with ---tow-eyes.
the abuse of
bars. Torsion bars
enclosed in a
tubular casing to
storage for spare
tire, tools and
the car to
When the top
Is open, the
be folded forward
and rested in
located on the
front hood. For
is quick and
damper in the
linkage to cushion
brake drums for
circuits for front
and rear with
Heavy duty clear
vent flaps can be
front and rear
Thing the ideal
car for rough
terrain and bad
roads. (With its
cables, rods and
front seats can
be adjusted fore
and aft and
backrest tilt can
Here's how to make the most
of a good thing. With accessories.
Say you like to go fishing.
You'll want to bring a boat, right?
So we designed a trailer hitch
especially for The Thing. And even
when you're getting away from it
all, you'll want to hear some
music and news. So choose from
our w ide selection of radios and
tapeplayers. Then, you might
want your Thing to gleam a little.
Chrome wheel covers ought
to do it.
And there's more. Look
through this list, and ask
a salesman to help you plan
your own special Thing.
We make it special. You
make it your own.
1. The Top.
2. Luggage Rack.
3. Electric Winch.
4. Spare Tire Carrier.
5. Chrome Wheel Covers.
6. Roll Cage.
7. Trailer Hitch.
8. Bumper Overriders.
9. Sport Horn Set.
10. Fog Lamps.
11. Front Push Bar.
13. Sports Gearshift Lever.
14. Tunnel Console.
15. Chrome Wheels.
16. Sports Shifter.
17. Steering Wheel Cover.
18. Air Conditioner.
SAE Net H.P.
Max. Torque, SAE Net
Transmission & Differential: Type
No. of Speeds
33-1 8·5601 0 Printed in U.S.A.
Track: front/ rear
Top & Cruising Speed
Fuel Consumption (DIN 70030)
Gross Vehicle Weight
4 cycle, air-cooled, rear-mounted
4 cyl. opposed
96.66 cu. in.
71 ft. lbs./2800 rpm
Fully synchronized, transaxle
4 Forward, 1 Reverse
4.125:1 /3.78/ 2.06/ 1.26/ 0.93/ R 3.78
Single Disc, Dry
Semi-unitized. Platform type w/ center tube
Torsion bars with trailing arms
Torsion bar with trailing arm & diagonal arms
Dual tandem, drums front & rear
12 volt, 45 amp. battery
53.3/ 54.5 in.
7.9 in. at max. payload
5.4 front/ rear 5.3 (cu. ft.)
21 mpg. U.S.
185 SR x 14 Mud & Snow Radial
5JK X 14
Laminated safety glass windshield.
Two-speed windshield wipers
plus pneumatic windshield washer
with fingertip control mounted
on steering column. Dual outside
mirrors. Four-way emergency
flashers. Back-up lights. Front
& rear side marker reflectors. Safety
rim wheels. Tool kit. Dual hydraulic
brake system with transistorized
warning light. Angled ignition key.
Non-repeat starter switch. Ignition/
steering/ starter lock. Recessed door
handles. Telescopic steering column.
Energy absorbing steering wheel.
Combination directional signals,
headlight dimmer switch on steering
column. Sequenced headlight switch.
Variable intensity instrument lighting.
Padded Instrument panel, sunvisors,
lap belts (4). Anti-corrosive primers
and 3 coats of paint (semi-gloss).
All-steel semi-unitized body. Side
jacking ports. Dual exhaust. Tow-eye
mounted in heavy-duty bumpers front
& rear. Stabilizer front. Double-jointed
rear axle. Roller-type steering with
hydraulic damper. Lever-type
emergency brake. Skid plates under
engine assembly. Adjustable front
seats & backrest. Fold-down rear
seats with steel back for sturdy
luggage floor. Rubber floor mats.
Ashtray. Removable side windows
and doors. Convertible top. Hinged
All specoflcations subject to change without notice.