Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Great car deals from the Barrett-Jackson auction

Sure, people buy cars for millions at Scottsdale's Barrett-Jackson auction. But others score cheap deals on cars for $2,200.

1973 Volkswagen Thing

barrett jackson under 20k
  • Sold for: $9,350

You might not remember the Thing. It's "real" name was the VW 181 and it was sold in the United States for just a few years in the '70s. Designed as a two-wheel-drive off-roader it looks similar to the Kubelwagen German soldiers drove during World War II.

It's always surprising to find a cheap, disposable car like this in such apparently good shape after all this time. It's like coming across a 40-year-old Dixie Cup that still holds water.

  @peterdrives - Last updated January 25 2013 06:46 AM ET