1973 VW Karmann Ghia

Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Karmann Ghia
  • Trim: 2-Door Coupe
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 103,400
  • VIN: 1432141802
  • Color: Porsche Speed Yellow
  • Engine size: 1
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

I have owned this car since September 2014. I am the third owner. It is garage kept, 100% of the time. It just passed 103,400 miles, with a clear title (note to potential buyers: be wary of Ghia auctions with "low" "original" miles; the odometer resets back to 0 miles at 100,000).
The previous ownerhad "her" since 1999. This owner also kept the car in a garage and never had an accident.
This awesome Ghia has been extremely reliable butisn't driven on a regular basis. I want someone to enjoy her dailyso I have to part with her. Idrive only in fair weather which isn't common incentral Texas.It does leak a little oil from a pushrod tube on the passenger side, but not really that much (enough to mark its spot; needing about a quart every 2000 miles).
While in the originalowner’s possession, the car was rear‐ended and the body damaged. The rear clip of the car was replaced with the rear clip of a ’70 model, and the repair is unnoticeable except for the smaller (and more nicely‐shaped) rear tail light lenses. With its performance upgrades (dual carbs, header/extractor exhaust, electronic ignition, smaller sport steering wheel, upgraded shocks, etc.) it accelerates and handles much better than a stock vintage model, is easier to drive and requires less maintenance (no filing of points; dual carbs don't ice up and bog like a single carb setup), and has a very nice sounding modern stereo system as well. Heater system works well in the winter, with fresh air vents in the dash and rear for defrosting (no A/C for
summer, but it's not too hot with the windows rolled down). Stock 1600cc dual port engine is very strong with plenty of low and midrange torque for sporty acceleration. The paint is Porsche Speed Yellow in great condition, and needless to say, it turns a lot of heads. This is a car that is ready to drive and be enjoyed!!
This beauty comes with a car cover, touch up paint, original owner’s manual, stereo manual, VW "Idiot's guide," wiring diagrams and carb sync instructions.
Body and Exterior
‐new complete interior and exterior body paint and clear coat after rust removal/panel replacement
‐new quarter and rocker panels
‐new gas filler lid
‐new floor pans (coated with POR 15)
‐new body molding and clips
‐front and rear tail light lenses replaced
‐new moon hub caps and beauty rings
‐re‐chromed bumpers
‐refurbished door hinges (some rust in this area)
‐new nose emblem
‐new side mirror
‐new windshield wipers
‐new headliner
‐new seat upholstery and cushions
‐new carpeting, including trunk
‐new real wood dash veneer (walnut burl with cherry stain)
‐new door and rear side panels
‐new sun visors
‐new rear bench seat
‐new dash cover
‐new heater control knobs
‐new sport steering wheel
‐new glove compartment box and lock
‐new wood window cranks and shifter knob
‐new door, window, trunk, and horn boot seals
‐new foot pedal pads
‐new floor mats
Mechanical, Intake, Exhaust
‐new dual 40 IDF double‐barrel Weber carburetors with CB Performance hexbar linkage (balanced with carb sync tool)
‐new gas tank
‐new ceramic‐coated header/extractor and quiet pack muffler
‐new clutch
‐new push rod tubes
‐new brake pads and shoes
‐new wheel bearings
‐rebuilt 4‐speed transmission
‐new firewall seal and insulation
‐new engine compartment seals
‐new valve cover gaskets
‐new fuel pump gaskets
‐new heat exchangers
‐new heater tubes
‐new oil cooler
‐complete engine tin and thermostat
Suspension and Wheels
‐new KYB GR2 gas shocks
‐steering and suspension alignment
‐new tires
‐replaced bent rim
‐new ball joints and sway bar
‐new steering damper
‐new complete wiring harness
‐new ignition wire set
‐new Bosch generator
‐new Bosch distributor
‐new Compufire ignition module
‐new Bosch voltage regulator
‐new battery and battery tray
‐new turn signal switch
‐new oil pressure switch
‐new antenna
‐new Bosch spark plugs
‐new Bosch blue ignition coil
‐new fusebox
‐new dash light bulbs
‐new Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD player and Blaupunkt speakers (2 in front under dash pad center, 2 in rear in rear interior side panels)