1969 Pro Street Karmann Ghia, a guaranteed head-turner like none other. I've just turned the corner on age (74) and not surprisingly, my past is now taking its toll on my health, so the one hot rod I've been holding on to needs a new home. I've built many short wheelbased Pro Street cars in the past, a few Anglias, Willys, Austin, Morris, and at least 20 more, and this one has won every show it's been in and gets people running for their camera.
The body has been mounted on a full rect. tube frame with a stepped S&W backhalf set-up. The GM 3rd member is a positraction unit running adj. coil-over shocks and a diagonal link, all hung by a 4-link. All wheels are Billet Specialties Street Lites, with 15 X 15 on the back and M/T Radials. Power is from a semi-mild 350ci sbc (my normal is a blower engine), running a healthy cam producing just the right lope, a QFT 750 double pumper, MSD ignition, Edelbrock intake and absolutely trouble free. The crossflow alum. radiator with 2 Flex-a-lite puller fans keep the engine between 165 to 180 degrees. Has NEVER overheated! A lower air scoop brings in added air, and the reverse hood scoop gets rid of the heat. The Turbo 350 trans handles the shifts just fine - the front end is a Must. 2 clone and also has adj. coil-over shocks. For grins, a pair of remote (or dash) controlled electric cutouts were installed just after the "H" pipe.
A custom 17 gallon fuel cell that was powder coated was installed between the framerails in the back, with the battery also in the trunk. The fuel pump is mounted on a plate bolted to the frame, with an extra one already mounted to a plate should the pump ever fail. Hate it when that happens, and a Holley Blue did that to me, hence making an extra for a quick road repair if needed, although I've never had a Carter vane pump quit on me. The interior has two matching electric bucket seats, with a full length console between them. The dash was removed and a new one fabricated to house the Autometers and switches. It was designed and wired for easy R&R should there ever be a need. The fuse block is behind the drivers seat, and there has never been a blown fuse. The windows are tinted but comply with WA. State law.
The color is a deep maroon over a gold base, and has been cut n' buffed. The trim is in very good shape for a car that's 51 years old. The headlights are halogen with a circular LED driving ring. The parking and tail lights are LED for brightness, and there's interior lights that are automatic plus switched.
Since I am no longer building cars, I also have a nice asst. of performance parts and accs that will be included as part of the sales price. I'd estimate the value of them to exceed $2,000. And lastly, the car has a clear WA. title, and is insured for 40K. The mileage shown is since the dash & new odometer was installed.
Now please, no dealers or tire kickers need inquire. I'll assist with shipping, and can be contacted at [email protected] or 360-671-1511 between 5 & 7 pm Pacific Time Zone.
hotrod, street rod, pro-street, race car,