Beautiful, affordable, and a precision builT... all the things that made you want a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe when it was new is only amplified on a well preserved/restored classic like this.
There is a simple formula for a great classic European car – if you want style, go to the Italians; and if you want quality, buy German. But only a few companies were smart enough to do that, and the budget-friendly VW was one of them. The legendary design house Ghia seemed like they wanted to elevate Volkswagen's status as they mixed rounder corners with very muscular edges. the precision builders at Karmann were able to take this dream and make it into metal. It is truly rolling art. And just like the body, the tan color has timeless appeal, too. Of course, it also helps that this original color has been refreshed within the last year. Plus, the slender chrome bumpers are in nice shape; the iconic VW hubcaps still have a mirror-like presence; and all the unique trim pieces shine nicely – so in total, this European masterpiece has a touch of American brightwork flair.
The stylish feeling continues inside as the dark wood appearance on the dash nicely coordinates with the black interior to feel as hip as a Munich nightclub. 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, right down to the owner's manual in the glovebox. 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 an upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo.
The 1500 cc air-cooled flat-four that hangs off the rear should be instantly recognizable to VW fans. And while it looks well maintained in this tidy engine bay, you'll be even happier to know that it's likely the original motor to the car. This is the kind of history that's worth preserving. But, you can also find easy ways to maintain and upgrade the flat-four thanks to a parts catalog that's nearly as extensive and affordable as they have for its Beetle sibling. Just like the Beetle, the performance was not meant to be record-setting. But there is there is a eutrophic moment for the driver that comes when you take full control of the four-speed manual transmission and expertly round corners with the modern tires. So, as you're getting the most out of the exceptionally hardy powerplant, it gives you a tingle where man and machine are working towards the same goal...and that's exactly why so many people love these cars.
The Karmann Ghia was born out of the idea of looking like a million bucks but getting to pay far less. Today on the vintage market, this well-presented example is ready to turn even more heads for a value price. That's why we know something this affordable and nice will be leaving us quite soon. Call now!!