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Vintage classic for sale - 1970 Karmann Ghia vert   Price: $27000
Classic for Sale – 1970 Karmann Ghia Convertible
Price: $27,000.


Vintage classic for sale – 1970 Karmann Ghia Convertible (VW)
black on black

Complete frame off restore/replacement including all panels during 2004-2016
... from Oklahoma. No rust.

Red interior. New black canvas top, black interior liner and white pad Jan 2017.
165 x 80, R15 Kumho tires, 12 volt.


**Mofoco - VW Air-cooled 1600cc Premium Long block engine with New OE Brand Stock Replacement Dual Port Heads.
See…http://www.mofoco.com/item/MoFoCo_VW_Aircooled_Premium_Longblock_1600cc_Dual_Port_BE161NH/288/c164

New dual carburetors, manifolds and linkage (5/19), SVDA distributor, EMPI custom wheels.

New wiring harness, new suspension and front beam, new pans, new brakes and lines rotors and calipers new. New starter, new battery, rear heat added 5/18. Old style front bullet directional lights, air shocks. Alignment "plus." Washer pump and corrected gas tank vent lines 5/19.

Well sorted. Runs and drives great!

Excellent condition.
#2 Excellent

#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Season observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome glass, and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is "excellent”.

**In service engine, and road ready at 22k on odometer. Presently 29K+ on odometer.

Paint: Matrix MPB-9000 Black

Located White Plains, NY, near NYC

VIN 1402862040

The sporty, zippy little Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has disappeared from the auto production landscape, but there are some residing in the hands of diehard aficionados around the world.

Volkswagen capitalized on the overwhelming popularity of their Beetle by following “the people’s car” with a sporty sister; the Karmann Ghia.

Produced from 1956 to 1974, the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (called the Type 14 internally) shared the Beetle’s reliable running gear.

Its rear-mounted, air-cooled, four-cylinder boxer engine only displaced 1192 cc and produced a scant 36 horsepower upon introduction, but its low curb weight meant that
the Karmann Ghia could still be a fun drive on the right road.

But speed was not what the Karmann Ghia was about. Instead, the KG’s strong suit was style. Its voluptuous body was penned by design powerhouse Ghia in Turin, Italy, and the coachwork was hand built by renowned German firm Karmann. The result was a low-slung 2+2 coupe with a curvaceous rear fender and proportionate front and rear ends. Beginning in 1958, a convertible also joined the lineup.

Utilizing the Beetle’s existing mechanicals helped offset costs associated with the new labor-intensive body, and allowed Volkswagen to keep production costs low - the car debuted with a $2,395 list price. The public’s response to the car’s introduction was so positive that production doubled shortly thereafter and the Karmann Ghia quickly became one of America’s most imported vehicles. In all, nearly half a million were
manufactured during the car’s lifespan.

Changes to the Karmann Ghia were minimal during the car’s 18-year run. Headlights were raised slightly in 1961, while safety regulations motivated most of the car’s remaining visual changes. Mechanical alterations were mainly dictated by changes to the Beetle’s engine. Displacement increased in 1966 to 1300 cc, with horsepower rising to 50. Three more subsequent engine evolutions were outfitted into the Karmann Ghia,
with the final model year’s engine ending up at 1584 cc with 60 hp. The Karmann Ghia’s last year of production was 1974, at which point it was replaced by the Volkswagen
Rabbit in the U.S. market. But the car’s lengthy production run, reliable underpinnings, and striking styling ensure the Karmann Ghia can be recognized in virtually every town in America. It also means it enjoys strong appreciation amongst collectors.

Convertible production, all years 54,742 units. Estimated in service less than 5,000 (3/2016).

Recommendations for any buyer:
• Know what you're looking at
• Bring a friend
• Get a PPI
• Be honest with yourself
• Pry before you buy
• Make sure you can afford it

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Hagerty (9/2018) Valuation assumes that no major modifications to the vehicle are present.
Condition / Valuation

#1 Concourse / $40,400
#2 Excellent / $25,100
#3 Good / $15,100
#4 Fair / $ 8,200
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