1965 Karmann Ghia 1641cc New engine Customized

Price: - Item location: Hampstead, New Hampshire, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Karmann Ghia
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Karmann Ghia Coupe
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 81,935
  • VIN: 145215235
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 1600 CC dual port
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Karmann Ghia Coupe

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This 1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has been with me forthree years and was modified by a previous owner with new paintwork, a 1641cc dual-port engine, aftermarket wheels, and a number of custom interior touches. I have recently commissioned a full rebuild of the engine and installed a new clutch at the same time at the tune of $3500. At the time, driver-side rear floor plan was replaced with new metal. That was the only "soft" spot on the car. Cost was additional $800 if I remember correctly! The car has covered about 50 miles since the engine rebuild. It is sold with a New Hampshire transferable registration, god to transfer to any state.

The exterior was repaintedby a previous owner in a non-original metallic gold finish that exhibits a good shine in the provided images.

The car sits lower than stock and is fitted with 15″ chrome 5-spoke wheels wrapped in newer rubber withgood tread.

The interior features a host of modifications performed by the previous owner including cloth and vinyl bucket seats, matching door panels, a SCAT shifter, body color dash pad, and an aftermarket steering wheel stained with a red finish. I have misplaced horn button, will look for it, but no promises!

Gauges and other electrics remain operational and the car has been modified with a push button starter, accompanied by power and electric fuel pump switches fitted to the underside of the dash. The car have been fitted with an aftermarket stereo system prior to my purchase, I elected not to install a stereo or speakers into the rear-mounted speaker box as I didn't really care about the radio much!

Power is provided by a 1641cc dual port flat-four that was recently rebuilt, with new jugs, pistons, and heads. The case was aligned and the crank was resurfaced, while the Weber carburetor is newer but was installed by the previous owner. A new clutch was fitted following the rebuild and the car has covered approximately 50 miles since the work was completed.The open exhaust system is missing its trumpet in the pictures, but it is shown on the last picture, It was taken off due to storage, length issue.

Start, runs and drive, plenty power, track straight, brakes are excellent. Fun car, I unfortunately have no time for!

This is by no means restored car, but it is solid driver with good mechanics,

This video demonstrates the car at startup and idle with a brief walk-around of the exterior.


This other video was made by someone else, shows first start after engine build!


I invite and encourage you to check the car out in person prior to the AUCTION end.

A NON-REFUNDABLE, 200 PAYPAL deposit within 24 HOURS of AUCTION end with the final payment within 3 business days via Bank Wire or CASHIER CHECK.
After all clear, vehicle can be picked-up.
The Winning Bidder is responsible for all transportation. Thanks for your visit and Good Luck with this RARE, UNIQUE and COLLECTIBLE vehicle.
Please bid thoughtfully, as this Karmann is sold 'as is' and there is no expressed Warranty of any kind. All Pre-sale 3rd party inspections are welcome to personally inspect this Karmann. There will be no 'Post Sale Inspections'- to determine whether you actually want to purchase this car. Zero feedback bidders, need to call us to verify credibility, or bids will be cancelled. This car is being advertised and marketed outside of eBay. I reserve the right to end this auction at any time. Mike 781-941-6969 Text please

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