Price: US $29,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Karmann Ghia
  • SubModel: Custom
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Custom
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 554
  • VIN: 1432467819
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1600 CC
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Custom

When you invest over $45k in a car like this 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, you really get the best of everything. The paint amplifies the Italian design; the interior has every modern convenience (including A/C); and everything feels as tight as a well-invested classic should.
The Karmann Ghia looks like a million bucks. VW even promoted it as the Italian sports car for the common man. After all, the design house Ghia created the graceful lines. And that is really amplified on this one where the body was taken down to bare metal during restoration. That ensures there would be such a sharp canvas for the modern paint application and with less than 600 miles on the build, it's still so vivid today. The Deep Red Metallic has that ideal radiance that highlights the curves of the fenders from blocks away. And as you get closer, it has a deep luster that goes deep under the clearcoat. That's why this one impresses everyone near and far. Plus, the gloss black application to the roof draws further attention to the sporty profile. With this much shine in the paint only the best brightwork will do. So not only do pieces like the bumpers and trim shine like mirrors, but so do upgrades like the 15-inch wheels. You get to drive this one with confidence for more reasons than just all of these investments. After all, it might be a beautiful Italian design, but it has the panel fit and quality that comes from precision German manufacturing.
Inside the two-tone continues, but the roles reverse. Now the black is the dominant color with the red providing the accents, like on the custom piping for the seats. There's a custom tailored feeling over the whole interior, and so you know there was plenty more left in the restoration budget. You have the best in modern conveniences like ice-cold R134a air conditioning and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/XM stereo that has everything you want, including Bluetooth, USB input, HD channels. Plus, you'll love the driving experience as you slip into the bucket seat, grab the upgraded steering wheel, and let your right hand rest on the sports shifter.
The moment you check out the engine bay out back, you can see more great signs of investment. The 1600cc motor is not only one of the tidiest setups we've seen in quite a while, but you'll also spot some nice performance upgrades, too. Of course, the best performance piece is the control you have with the standard four-speed manual transmission. While this has not been set up to be a speed demon, there is something magical as you take full control over the full potential of this powerplant. After all, when you combine the robustness of the Beetle's engine and its air-cooled tune, you understand what driving passion really is. Plus, as you look at the clean undercarriage photos, don't forget to spot the suspension upgrades that make this one of the tightest handling Karmann Ghias you'll find. And with modern Yokohama performance tires and upgraded front disc brakes, there's plenty of enhanced control.
We have the receipts to prove just how much value is in this exceptionally restored VW. So if you're searching for a cut-above Karmann Ghia, don't miss this deal. Call today!!!