For Sale: 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

This is a sexy sports car. Very sleek Italian body design. This one has upgrades to the suspension, significant performance improvements to the motor and some nice visual enhancements too. It is very well restored, a pile of receipts are included.

EXTERIOR: This body is very clean and straight. I don't find any damage or rust. Everything fits nicely. The bright red paint is very shiny and attractive. It does he have some texture that a good wet sand and buff would take care of. It looks like almost all of the chrome and trim was replaced. It has optional bumper guards. Windshield, weather strips and silplates were replaced. New Empi GT8 rims and Virdistein tires were installed August of 2017.

INTERIOR: It's beautiful inside too. Excellent condition floor to ceiling including the bits and pieces. The dash area is excellent. New wood grain applique, upgraded set of VDO gauges. The clock was replaced with a tachometer and an oil pressure gauge was added. I really like the new custom Nardi wheel. On the floor it has new carpet and Coco mats. Upgraded Gene Berg 12 inch shifter. The e-brake handle, boot, heater levers look like new too. The upholstery, door panels and headliner were replaced. It has retractable 3 point seatbelts in front. The rear seat folds flat for cargo space.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The engine compartment is completely restored and detailed. Every component is rebuilt or new. The motor has significant performance upgrades. Originally 1600 cc, now it's 1914 cc. The block was cracked so it has a new magnesium block. Completely rebuilt, bored and balanced. New bearings, cam, lifters, chromoly push rods, rocker shafts high volume oil pump etc. Upgraded with Vintage Speed 38 mm headers. Upgraded ignition system with 8mm wires, Flame Thrower coil, Igniter lll distributor. New dual Weber 40 mm carbs. New battery, cables and bracket. New waffle pattern insulation, new weatherstrip.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: It looks like brand new. It has a new correct liner kit. The spare rim and tire have never been used. New set of horns.

UNDERSIDE: Upgraded suspension. Up front it has all new steering and suspension upgraded with coil over adjustable shocks. In back it has KYB gas shocks, custom sway bar, Stiffy 6 point support bar system. I see several parts that look new like the axle shafts and boots. New pressure plate. Custom stainless Empi euro style muffler. Very solid overall, there's one patch in the floor pan.

This is one of the best I've seen. Colors are great, the upgrades are awesome. The little things are real nice too.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Disc brakes
Empi wheels
VDO gauges
Coco mats
Nardi wheel
Performance motor
Custom exhaust
Bumper guards

Vehicle Details

  • 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
  • Listing ID:CC-1540622
  • Price:$25,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Karmann Ghia
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V19988
  • VIN:149760

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Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073
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