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The reliability of a Beetle mixed with the flair of an Italian
design. This 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is the kind of vehicle
that has always been appealing. And as they mature into valued
classicS, finding a quality complete and affordable one like this
is a fleeting proposition.
The Karmann Ghia looks like a million bucks. VW even promoted it as the Italian sports car for the common man. The graceful lines, the muscular curved rear fenders, and the slender pillars that make the roof almost look like it's floating, are all masterstrokes of '60s design. This one has been freshened as needed, including a recent respray to give it that perfect pastel. But despite the delicate color, these cars were built with the same Teutonic tightness as the Beetle, so the sheetmetal remains strong today. The slender chrome bumpers are in nice shape, the VW hubcaps still have a mirror-like presence, and all the unique trim pieces shine up well, making this a car that still draws appreciative stares wherever it goes.
Just like the exterior the interior has a stylish feeling while proudly wearing its VW DNA. The off-white cloth and blue vinyl seats look upscale and comfortable. Most of the interior components appear original and complete, which is what everyone loves to see at the car shows today. You'll even love all the original '60s touches, like the info stickers in the glovebox. But if you do feel there is a piece or two that you would like to update, the parts catalog is just as available and affordable as the Beetle. The Wolfsburg two-spoke steering wheel and gearshift are familiar to classic VW owners, but beyond that is a lower, sportier dash setup. This includes a wider array of VDO gauges and even the correct AM/FM radio. Now only does it still work, but you even get the original Bendix manual that came with this option!
When you check out the engine bay out back, the air-cooled flat-four engine should be instantly recognizable to VW fans. This is a rebuilt powerplant, so the already sturdy motor is sure to continue providing that iconic air-cooled sound for years to come. The experience behind the wheel is all smiles thanks to the feeling and control of the four-speed manual that makes the most out of the motor. And speaking of smiles, you'll get plenty of nostalgic looks as you cruise around in this exceptionally well-finished coupe.
For many, these coupes are the most elegant expression of the Karmann Ghia line. So when you can find one that comes complete with maintenance records and some original manuals, and all for a value price... well then, you also know this is a deal that will be going fast. Call now!!
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.
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