The market for cool VWs is heating up. So when you can get your
hands on a 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia that has been restored with
a bright and modern outside, comfy custom inside, and reliable in
the engine bay, then you've got a fleeting opportunity at a stellar
classic for an affordable price.
The Karmann Ghia looks like a million bucks. VW even promoted it as the Italian sports car for the common man. After all, the design house Ghia created the graceful lines. And that is really amplified on this one. The burnt orange paint has a modern metallic radiance that highlights the curves of the fenders from blocks away. New chrome bumpers and bright VW wheel covers give this Italian design some American flair. Add in custom pieces like the sport mirrors and custom headlights with integrated turn signals, and this one has a unique flavor all its own.
The interior looks just as crisp as the exterior. The tan bucket seats and matching door panels are fresher than factory, and they look quite nice against the full black carpeting This really feels like a grand touring machine with the wood-like dash, dual VDO gauge pods, and the upgraded Grant GT three-spoke steering wheel. Above all, this coupe never loses the solid feeling that comes from a well-build VW.
When you check out the engine bay in the back, the 1600 cc air-cooled flat-four should be instantly recognizable to VW fans. You can tell from the orderly appearance that this has been maintained properly. In fact, within the last year, this has gone through a major tune-up that also included new seals, gaskets, distributor cap, fuel filter, and rebuilt carburetor. 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.
This is that well-presented classic coupe that will make people think you paid at least twice as much. So if you're looking for an affordable head-turner, don't miss this deal. Call now!