Volkswagen : Karmann Ghia Coupe, 2 door
Classic 1966 VW Karmann Ghia with 1776cc High-Performance Engine for sale. If you are looking for a classic Ghia, it will be hard to find a nicer one than this car. The car looks, runs, and drives fantastic! As far as I know from previous owners, this car has always been garaged, spent its life in the dry Nevada high-desert and has 52K original miles. It is rust free, very straight, and has perfect pans. It also has the rare and coveted perfect Ghia nose (never been hit). Finally, it also has a 1776cc performance engine with dual Weber IDF 40mm carburetors.
Mechanical: Performance wise, the car has lots of power, excellent brakes, good handling, and smooth shifting. With a 1776cc engine and dual Weber IDF 40mm carburetors, the car has the perfect balance of horsepower and performance without giving up reliability and economy. The engine is still fresh with approximately 14K miles, and it is mounted to a rebuilt 12Volt Transmission. The car also has a Compufire Electronic Pointless Ignition, which fires up quick.
With the added horsepower of a 1776cc engine, the Ghia cruises down the highway at modern speeds with lots of horsepower to spare. The running gear has been maintained and serviced and the car handles superbly. There is no play in the steering and she is responsive and tight in corners. This Ghia is a real runner and a sheer joy to drive, but is also plenty reliable for everyday use.
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Exterior: Speedometer shows 52K original miles, and the car’s incredible condition testifies to its history. This is a Nevada high-desert car with no rust and a perfect Ghia nose. The glass is all in great condition with no chips or frosting. The trim, molding, and rubber on the car have all either been replaced or are in good condition. The car has a number of rare original trim pieces and all 1966 specific pieces such as the dash trim. One modification made to the car, which I actually like, is the side molding. It has specially embedded rubber in the chrome to protect the car against shopping carts, car doors, and other parking lot mishaps. It looks great but is also easily swapped out for original chrome molding if that is your preference. With a classic car, the flexible molding is an ingenious way to protect the car and keep it looking great.
The dark green and white paint are in good condition. The chrome on the car is all in very good to excellent condition, as are the bumpers, with the exception of a couple of small dings. The chrome rims with Wolfsburg adorned hub caps look like new. The engine compartment and trunk are impeccably clean and the car even has the original tool kit and jack.
Interior: The interior is mostly original and in great condition. Even the emergency flasher knob works, and glows red when the signal is activated. The carpet is like new and the car also comes with a set of specially fitted rubber mats that can be used on the floor to keep the carpet looking new. The dash, headliner, and visors are in great shape with no stains or splits.
What’s Not Perfect: The doors open and close well and latch tight, but the passenger door could use a new hinge pin to make it swing smother. While overall the body is extraordinarily straight, there is a scratch and small indentation below the passenger door where a mechanic lowered a jack too fast. The paint on the car is in good condition and polishes up nice, but could eventually use a wet sanding to make it pop like new again. There is a little paint chipping in the engine compartment.
There are very few Karmann Ghias this clean that haven’t been through a complete “ground up” restoration, i.e., this Ghia is in very good to excellent condition for a car that is nearly 50 years old. Considering the condition of this car, and the fact that the engine/carburation alone is valued at over $5,000, this car is a great buy for someone who loves Karmann Ghias.
Terms & Conditions:
Winning buyer must contact us within 24 hours and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500.00 deposit is due within 24 hours of end of listing. The remainder of payment is due within 7 days of listing end. If no contact is made within 24 hours I reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, or sell it otherwise.
Payment can be made in cash (IN PERSON), bank wire transfer, or cashier's check.
Transportation: Pick up and transportation of the vehicle are the sole responsibility of Buyer. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges and fees from point of sale to the final destination. Seller shall not be liable for any damages arising from or due to transportation handling. If you wish to have the vehicle shipped using a transportation service, Seller will gladly assist in every reasonable way to facilitate the pick-up.
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