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1956 Karmann Ghia Coupe, Clean And Early Example! Turn on always show all large photos     Ad id: 2288552
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1956 Karmann Ghia Coupe, Clean And Early Example!   Price: $40,000
1956 Karmann Ghia Coupe, Very Clean Early Example!

This Pelican Red with Black roof low light Ghia Coupe was produced on March 12, 1956 and shipped to Bremen, Germany the following day. It was faithfully restored some years ago and spent some time on display in the Volkswagen corporate headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, in the early 2000's. In recent years it has been part of one of the most remarkable Vintage Volkswagen collections in America. This is a special and particularly early example, very infrequently seen in this kind of condition.

Some of the many features to note include the correct early thin back seats, the early vent control knobs, the Euro spec bumpers and lights, kilometer speedometer, early accessory fender mount mirrors, the early blue enamel nose badge, the early steering wheel, the rare and original wing nut air cleaner on the period appropriate 36hp engine, the original style rubber mat and square weave carpeting pattern, the early dome light and dark plastic sun visors, and much more. This 1956 is more accurate and faithful to original than most you will come across. Yes, we also have an old Birth Certificate from Volkswagen, dated 1994, that will be included in the sale.

The body presents very well, especially for having been painted many years ago. The color is beautiful and the paint holds a nice shine. This was a full body-off-pan restoration so the underside and floor pan are just as clean and detailed as the topside. Having been stored indoors and infrequently driven in the years since completion it has held up nicely and is still plenty nice today.

The interior is very faithful to the original design with correctly two-toned seats and door panels, mohair headliner that does sag a little due to the bows having spun around, beautiful dash with original radio blockoff plate intact, excellent early steering wheel, proper early armrest, just to name a few details. It is exceptionally clean and would satisfy most purist collectors.

Mechanically this Ghia is bone stock, very correct, and features a correct early 1192cc 36hp engine, wing nut air cleaner, split case transaxle, 6 volt electrical system, stock brakes and suspension, and the correctly two-toned 15 inch smoothie wheels are wearing a set of wide white wall bias ply tires. It starts, runs, drives, and stops, although it should see a thorough inspection and servicing before hitting the highway due to it having spent the last several years on display looking pretty rather than getting any exercise! I do have a 1 minute long walk around video of the car running that I can share with seriously interested parties as well.

We don't see many this early and we definitely don't see many this early that are this clean and correct. Thanks!


Please note that this gorgeous 1956 Ghia is located in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

SERIOUSLY INTERESTED PARTIES PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR THE LINK TO THE FULL ALBUM OF PICS OF THIS GHIA. Please visit my website at www.holygrailgarage.com to see more interesting Vintage VW's, Classic Cars, and Parts for sale.

Brendan Finn (858)366-2549 http://www.holygrailgarage.com [email protected]

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