A great stylish Karmann Ghia coupe ready for the weekend cruise or daily commute.
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (internally designated the Type 14) was a sports car marketed as a 2+2 coupe and 2+2 convertible with styling by Italy’s Carrozzeria Ghia and hand-built bodywork by German coachbuilding house, Karmann – hence the name, Karmann Ghia. The Karmann body was mated to a type 1 beetle chassis and running gear providing reliability and ease of mechanical repair. Production ran from 1955 – 1974 with 445,000 unit produced worldwide remaining virtually unchanged in that time.
This Karmann is a 1965 model in a desirable yellow with black interior mated with a 1600cc twin port making roughly 50bhp. The Karmann was believed to be restored about 20 years ago and still retains in tidy condition with no obvious sings of rust. The paint work presents well with some age cracks starting to show giving a nice patina to the vehicle but still shines under the sun. The chrome work presents equally as well though showing some surface rust in areas.
The black interior is in great condition with no tears in the upholstery and little wear evident. Both front and rear seats have ADR compliant seat belts for safety (blue QLD mod plate for rear). From behind the solid hardwood Autotecnica wheel, the Karmann feels solid but responsive with no squeaks or rattles evident when driving on harsher surfaces. The engine pulls well with no hesitation from start up with no smoke either, the gearbox shifts smoothly with no unusual noises as you wind up on the speedo. It is a lovely vehicle to drive.
Overall this is a good Karmann Ghia for the price that can either be daily driven as is or as a good base for a full or partial restoration.
The Karmann comes with balance RWC and balance of QLD if sold in QLD.
1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Engine: 1600cc Flat 4 - 4 Speed Manual
Engine No: AK088848