Examples of the 1974 VW Thing are sometimes available at car auctions and through car sales websites such as AutoTrader Classic. Things are frequently sold on auction websites such as eBay as well.
An example of the 1974 VW Thing was offered for sale at the Barrett-Jackson auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2014. This version was a heavily customized model using a Subaru boxer engine in place of the original and an electronic air suspension. Potential Thing buyers seeking a less-modified or less-expensive purchase should consider auction websites as an option, as many of the examples on those sites are less-expensive than those sold at auction or through car sales websites.