1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
The Ghia had come into existence when Luigi Segre (Ghia's commercial director) had been asked by Karmann to design an "image car" for Volkswagen. Following Europe's recovery from the effects of WW2, VW had a reputation for building reliable, small and efficient cars, however they wanted to break into new markets and for this they needed a car that would captivate the general public in the same way as the Ford Thunderbird, or the Chevrolet Corvette.
The 1966 Ghia saw the engine increased in size from the 65, this time to the 1500cc unit similar to that from the Type 3, often considered as one of the best VW engines ever produced. The electrics were now 12v rather than the previous 6v system. A redesigned dashboard features new instrument displays, a faux wood dash cover with a smaller version of the insignia featured on the deck lid, the heater controls are now housed on the dash as opposed to the floor as previous models.
This Ghia has been fully restored from head to toe. It is a hard to find a 66', there are maybe only a handful for sale in the country. (Rust Free, no leaks, perfectly restored vehicle.)
A LOT of time and detail was put into restoring this car. It is has a lot of insulated-sound proofing-anti rusting materials. It has an after market radio with aux and a cigarette lighter for cell phone charging. It has a rebuilt transmission and engine with only 702 miles (at time of posting) on it. The engine was rebuilt to have 2x the power and 2x mpg as stock, and it also has fuel filter. Almost everything is fully functional. It has an after market A/C installed, to keep cool in the hot AZ summers. It can be used as daily driver, weekend car or show car!
The sporty Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a hand-built German GT car that is reliable and easy to work on, and usually available at an affordable price.
Willie mind if we wandered around and took some photos?
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