The market for cool VWs is heating up. So when you can get your
hands on a 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia that has been restored with
a vibrant exterior, comfy custom interior, and a more fun driving
experience with four-wheel disc brakes, then you've got a fleeting
opportunity at a stellar classic for an affordable price.
There is a simple formula for a great classic European car - if you
want style, go to the Italians; and if you want quality, buy
German. But only a few companies were smart enough to do that, and
the budget-friendly VW was one of them. The legendary design house
Ghia seemed like they wanted to elevate Volkswagen's status as they
mixed rounded corners with very muscular edges. The precision
builders at Karmann were able to take this dream and make it into
metal. It is truly rolling art. And the modern clearcoat shine
radiating from this bright red really draws attention to all the
elements of the unique design. This was restored to be a driver.
After all, those polished Porsche Fuchs-style wheels look awesome
while also allowing for better tires. So you'll see some signs of
responsible enjoyment since this one finished its comprehensive
restoration in 2006. But you know it gets the fundamentals right
with the complete trim, clean glass, and the proper panel fitment
of a well-respected classic.
There are more signs of a solid investment inside. The gray seats
with tweed inserts kick off a full coordinated package on the
carpets, headliner, and door panels. The upgrades continue with an
AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input for the best in modern music. It's
part of a clean/custom dash with upgraded gauges. But what you'll
likely love the best is the true classic driving experience. It
comes from the feel of the shifter and the grip of the thin VW
steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest at the center.
When you check out the engine bay in the back, the 1600 cc
air-cooled flat-four should be instantly recognizable to VW fans.
This was the largest displacement of the series, and it's the
desirable dual relief case. You can tell from the orderly
appearance that this has been maintained properly. Just like the
Beetle, the performance was not meant to be record-setting. But
there is a eutrophic moment for the driver that comes when you take
full control of the four-speed manual transmission. And this one
feels good on the road thanks to wide modern tires and an upgrade
to four-wheel disc brakes.
The sale comes complete with a restoration photos book so you can
see the full work it takes to get a classic of this caliber. This
also comes with the owner's manual, service manuals, touch-up
paint, and license plate frame. We know something this affordable
and this nice will be leaving us quite soon. Call today!!!
1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Location:Ft Worth, Texas
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