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For Sale: 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

The restoration of this 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible gave the paint an award-worthy sleekness. Along with a professionally built engine for some added pep there are premium upgrades like air conditioning and four-wheel disc brakes which prove this convertible has been given the right investments to deliver the premium feeling this Karmann Ghia deserves.

Volkswagen was upfront about what the Karmann Ghia was. They told you how it gives you Italian styling and German build quality for a value price. And the humble underpinnings were always part of the charm. But some people thought a car that looked like an Italian sports car was supposed to fully stir your driveling soul... and this one does exactly that. The info we're told was that there were basically two restorations (2004 and 2008). It was sort of about getting your ideal car and then refining the idea. So the black paint is borrowed from a true premium German, Mercedes-Benz, and the quality application and proper care it's always received means it continues to have a piano-like luster today. So the gloss knows how to show off the sculpted curves created by the Italian design house Ghia. The bumpers and trim are a high contrast to the black in chrome/silver, but it all harmonizes from the level of shine this sunshine-friendly convertible radiates. This is such a clean and straight car that it had a feature story in Hot VWs magazine (a copy comes with the sale) and we wouldn't be surprised if the front trunk would be needed to take home some awards.

The snug-fitting convertible roof is another reason why the Karmann Ghia has such a premium image. Because not every European drop-top import offered such a good fit and proper roll-up windows. The black soft top looks great against the black paint, but for true distinction, you want to take it down. After all, black and tan is a terrific European color combo, and there's even a tan convertible boot for a proper sophisticated style. Corinthian leather upholstery, smooth wood-like dash trim, and plush carpeting make this a nice place to spend some time. And there are nice comforts you don't expect in a VW like an AM/FM/CD stereo and cold-blowing air conditioning. The high-back bucket seat, wood-rimmed Grant steering wheel, tilt column, and clean VDO gauges all come together for a true driver's car feeling.

The moment you check out the engine bay out back, you can see more great signs of investment. The 1600cc motor is one of the tidiest setups we've seen in quite a while, and so you can see all the engine's great details. We're told this is a professional build that includes a forged counterweighted crankshaft, a Bosch distributor, and dual port heads with radius angle performance valve job. Of course, the best performance piece is the control you have with the standard four-speed manual transmission. It still won't beat a Ferrari going down the road, but the solid acceleration really feels quite sporty. Plus, there's a four-wheel disc brake upgrade that works with the sharp handling to make this quite a nice backroad VW.

Complete with a car cover, this is a special kind of Karmann Ghia drop-top reserved for those few who want a fun pure European driving experience in a car that you always wished was set up this way. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
  • Listing ID: CC-1646615
  • Price: $44,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Karmann Ghia
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:95672
  • Stock Number:5821-DFW
  • VIN:1432400663
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