Looking for a Fun, Simple Driver? Check out this Karmann Ghia
The car: 1962 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Price: $4266 (price at posting time)
Location: Kennewick, Washington, USA
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When you hear the name “Karmann Ghia” it could mean either the Type 1 (based on the Beetle) or the Type 3 (based on the “Squareback” and “Fastback,” as we know them in the U.S.). The latter Karmann Ghia was never officially imported in the U.S. but the Type 1 Karmann Ghia was quite popular for a time.
The older Type 1s (with the smaller taillights and parking lights) are more attractive to our eyes, which is why this one on eBay caught our attention. Described as a “driver,” the seller “purchased the car with the intention of giving it a new life.” The 1600cc motor has received a tune-up with an oil change, a valve adjustment, new points, cap, rotors, plugs, and filter. The carb is a rebuilt Volkzbitz 28 PICT/1 with 12V choke. A compression check resulted in a clean bill of health. With a brand-new master cylinder and brakes, the VW stops as smoothly as it rides. The front beam is adjustable and rolls on 135-series tires up front and 165s out back. When the interior was torn down, POR-15 was used on the interior floors and kick panels. Demerits? The seat inserts are a bit dry and starting to rip. The minor dents and dings have been filled in. Starter is still 6v and cranks fast “but she is a bit cold blooded and needs to warm a bit before she purrs like a kitten.” No exterior side mirrors . . . you get the idea–this is one Karmann Ghia that has been tastefully improved and is “a great start to a fun little car.” The auction ends soon though, so if you’re interested you’d better hurry.
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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.