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1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia



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1971 Volkswagen

Karmann Ghia



Engine Size
1600 CC
3 Speed Autostick
38,286 (Actual)
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We often tend to think of Volkswagens as bare-bones classics, but this 1971 Karmann Ghia has the added appeal of something very unique. This low-mileage coupe also features VW's automatic clutch transmission. Plus, it's a highly original car with its numbers-matching motor and plenty of great paperwork. And best of all, you can get this total package today for a very appealing price.

A Karmann Ghia coupe is a great classic design with plenty of interesting curves, and so you really want it to command the kind of attention that this factory-correct Lemon Yellow one does. In fact, this bold color has been given a professional respray once in its lifetime, and the modern clear coat further elevates this standout presence. But what really makes this one special is its story. The exceptionally low miles on the odometer are actual. It's possible because this coupe was stored for 35 years, and then it was given all the right investments to properly get it back on the road. We love these coupes because the design is a blend of muscular fender glares with a graceful roof line. These two contradictions are perfectly blended because the design came from the Italian's when they were at the top of their game. And since it's built with German precision, you get the best of both worlds. You see this passion and practicality merger all over the car – from the mirror-like bumpers that are also quite robust, to the dual style lines on the rocker panels that are still precision straight.

The black interior looks great against the bright yellow paint. The vinyl bucket seats are in nice condition, and offer a Beetle-level of comfort (those who know old VW know these are far more comfortable than their economy-car roots would suggest.) And speaking of Beetle, the iconic steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest and the large VDO gauge in the center should be familiar to any classic VW driver. So while items like wood veneering and full carpeting might add to the 70s-style luxuries, this one never loses that solid feeling that comes from a proper VW.

When you check out the engine bay out back, the 1600 cc air-cooled flat-four should be instantly recognizable to VW fans. This is the original powerplant to the car, and it looks well maintained in this tidy engine bay. Even the factory carburetor was recently rebuilt. Volkswagens sometimes were off-putting to people who didn't know how to drive manual shifts. VW's solution was adapting the Autostick transmission that has a vacuum-operated clutch. So there's no third pedal on this coupe, but you still get the control of rowing through the three forward gears to get the most out of the VW's hardy motor. And since the 1600cc was the largest VW displacement from the series, it feels a bit nippy in the lightweight Ghia. The experience behind the wheel is all smiles, and you'll get plenty of nostalgic looks as you cruise around in this Italian-designed coupe.

Besides jut having a story to tell with the low mileage, you also get great paperwork to back it all up. This includes the original warranty card, maintenance booklet, and owner's manual. So while all Karmann Ghias have the appeal of being an easy to own classic, this one has all the interesting features and story to be irresistible.Call now!

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  • Vinyl Interior
  • Seatbelts
  • 8 Track
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  • Owner's Manual
  • Original Warranty Card
  • Maintenance Records
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Exterior Color
Lemon Yellow
Interior Color
Front Suspension
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension
Torsion bar
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
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