1600CC AIR-COOLD INLINE-4, 4-SPEED, FRONT DISCS, $3K IN RECENT MAINT, CLEAN GHIA
Beautiful, affordable, and precision built...all the things that made you want a 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe when it was new is only amplified on a well preserved/restored classic like this.
There is a simple formula for a great classic European car: if you want style, go to the Italians, and if you want quality, buy German. But only a few companies were smart enough to do that, and this budget-friendly VW was one of them. The legendary design house Ghia seemed like they wanted to elevate Volkswagen's status as they mixed rounder corners with very muscular edges. the precision builders at Karmann were able to take this dream and make it into metal. It is truly rolling art. And just like the body, the deep red color has timeless appeal, too. Of course, it also helps that this is a more modern investment with a nice clearcoat finish. Plus, the slender chrome bumpers are complete; the iconic VW hubcaps still have a mirror-like presence; and all the unique trim pieces shine nicely. So in total, this European masterpiece has a touch of American brightwork flair.
The stylish feeling continues inside as the dark wood appearance on the dash nicely coordinates with the black interior to feel as hip as a Munich nightclub. The floor mats even have piping and the Karmann Ghia logo in red to match the door tops and the full exterior. This has a quality feel with the seats, door panels, and headliner all looking nice. There are nice upgrades, including a cup holder and a retro-style AM/FM digital tuner with an aux input for your iPod. Plus, you get the classic elements you love, like the Wolfsburg dual-spoke steering wheel and vintage VDO gauges.
When you check out the engine bay in the back, the 1600 cc air-cooled flat-four should be instantly recognizable to VW fans. And this is the more desirable dual relief case. You can tell from the orderly appearance that this has been maintained properly. In fact, we have a recent receipt for over $3k in maintenance. Just like the Beetle, the performance was not meant to be record-setting. But there is there is a eutrophic moment for the driver that comes when you take full control of the four-speed manual transmission. Since the 1600cc was the largest VW displacement from the series, it feels a bit nippy in the lightweight Ghia. Plus, upgrades like front disc brakes contribute to a truly livery feeling on the road.
The Karmann Ghia was born out of the idea of looking like a million bucks but getting to pay far less. Today on the vintage market, this well-presented example is ready to turn even more heads for a value price. That's why we know something this affordable and nice will be leaving us quite soon. Call today!!!
- iPod Compatible
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Maintenance Records
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Torsion bar
- Rear Suspension
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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