1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Auction sold at $15,000


Lot # 221
Seller: tygr frank
Location: Palos Verdes, CA
VIN: 1442012379
Miles: 88948
Engine: 1.6L Flat-4
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Private/Dealer: Private
Category: Classic Sports

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a stylish and affordable collector’s car with the combination of Italian styling, solid construction and time proven components from the Beetle which was a winning combination.  The first Karmann-Ghia was introduced in Europe in 1955 and was sold through 1974.  The reliability was well known because the Karmann Ghia was basically a rebodied Beetle with the same air-cooled engine, chassis and other mechanical components.  It was three inches longer than the Beetle and nearly seven inches lower, and its low-slung body helped it handle better as it only weighed 1750 lbs.  The Karmann Ghia’s styling was from Italy’s famous Ghia studios, which worked on exotic Italian sports cars, and the specially crafted body built by respected Karmann coachworks.

This Karmann Ghia has been fully restored and looks the part.  The interior has been fully reupholstered in a beautiful two-tone brown and features new carpeting. The motor and transmission have been rebuilt with less than 500 miles added since the rebuild. There are new chrome components all around and the car was repainted.  Recent brake service includes new pads and rotors. The car has been a California car the majority of its life and has always been garage kept.

Please note that there is a salvage title on this car as a result of another vehicle backing into it at low speed and the insurance company decided not to repair it. The front end of the vehicle was pushed in but there was no structural damage to the vehicle. The owner bought the vehicle back from the insurance company and decided to completely restore the car.  The damaged front end was hammered out to align the steel and this Karmann Ghia features all of its original panels.

If you are looking for a clean, restored and ready to drive Karmann Ghia for a heavily discounted price look no further!

Auction Result

High Bid $15,000 By Ray Fugatt8
Auction Ended Sep. 09 at 1:11 pm U.S. Pacific.
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Highest bidder was: Kcwen

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Kcwen August 27, 2021 1:39 PM $9,500
Kcwen August 27, 2021 1:37 PM $9,000
Kcwen August 27, 2021 1:31 PM $8,550
VWPOR August 25, 2021 11:12 AM $8,500
GTI50 August 23, 2021 3:58 PM $8,250
Douglas Days August 23, 2021 3:19 PM $7,750
VWPOR August 23, 2021 11:31 AM $6,000
GTI50 August 20, 2021 10:08 AM $5,000
Auction started August 30, 2021 9:40 AM
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Beautiful car and looks like all the work has been done.


Unfortunate about the salvage title but still looks like a very nice example.