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1971 Karmann Ghia Convertible   Price: $12000
In Phoenix area since new. Frame-off restoration in late-1990s. I have receipts. Always garaged. No rust. Nose never damaged. Excellent air conditioning makes it a good year-around car. I chromed a lot of the pieces such as the front emblem, windshield wipers, and visor brackets. The dash is covered with real walnut veneer.

I have had it for 17 years. Now I am retired and donít get around to driving it much. I will miss all the smiles of people seeing the Ghia and interesting parking lot conversations about my car.

One thing I didnít like about the Ghia when I purchased it was the metallic sounds of an air-cooled engine. I have installed extensive sound-deadening materials. Now there is just the pleasant sound of the exhaust, the whirring of the engine, and the sound of the carburetor sucking in air when you accelerate. The following video will give you an idea. You will have to turn up the sound until my voice sounds normal. The sound in the video is still more muffled than in real-life. The sound it makes is my favorite part of driving it.

https://youtu.be/hHwZ5fNWnfA

I recently had $1,672 of work done. The most significant (and expensive) change was new oil cooler seals. The rest of it was just putting it in the best shape I could. Replaced frayed wires, a couple of brake lines, belts, and the fuel line. Everything to do with the carburetor and fuel system was thoroughly cleaned. I had the work done by Montz, well-respected in the Phoenix area.

I donít know how many miles it has been driven. I had the speedometer replaced a few years ago and I donít even remember if they set it to the mileage of the old speedometer. I got a rebuilt engine about 10 years ago. Probably has about 15,000 to 20,000 miles on it.

The driver-side rear fender has some bondo. Many years ago, I put a small crease in it.

Issues:
Driver-side door needs adjusting
small crack in the rear driver-side fender
Engine latch doesnít work
Heating system doesnít work
Small patched hole in the convertible top on the rear portion Ė driver side.
Although I have all the pieces to connect the top of the rear window to the convertible top, I use a brace because it is more reliable. With the original set-up, sometimes the window would not stay latched going over a bump.
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