1970 volkswagen karmann ghia autostick "NO RESERVE"

Price: - Item location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Karmann Ghia
  • SubModel: automatic coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: automatic stickshift
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 91,481
  • VIN: 1402571781
  • Color: gold
  • Engine size: 1600
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: automatic stickshift
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Salvage
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1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia automatic stickshift

1970 karmann ghia with rare automatic stickshift. No clutch pedal !
I have owned several vw's but this is the first autostick. Skeptical, you bet ! After
doing some research and thinking about converting it to a manual I finally drove it!
I was more than surprised. It has three forward gears and reverse. It does have a clutch but it is operated by a vacuum servo controlled by the shift lever. It is amazing. You simply let off the gas & shift. Since it also has a torque converte, when you stop at a signal it can stay in gear without stalling. It works great. I see why there are groups of dedicated autostick owners out there. Check the site (vwar.org)for tons of information & parts sources.
-new paint & interior
- seats are maroon leather
- new black carpet
-original white h/liner in great cond.
-minor dents & a few rust areas were repaired prior to paint. Clean nose. No evidence of any major collision work. All body gaps are very nice. Rear floor pans were repaired at some point with metal welded in. Solid CA car.
-all glass is good(no cracks). Tinted windows.
-front & rear bumpers need rechroming. Bumperettes and overiders were left off but I have all of the pieces & they will come with the car.
-most of the rubber w/stripping has been replaced.
-some suspension parts replaced, cv joints,ball joints, ect.. Steering is tight.
-brakes were gone through by p/o and car stops fine. Front disc rear drum.new pads-all running gear is stock, 1600 single port.
-new fluids, plugs & wires. new battery, starts right up, shifts smooth. No smoke.
-new carb and fuel pump
-am/fm cd player with 4 speakers .
-fuel gauge, speedo & clock all work great.
-horn & wipers work
-all lights work as they should .
-rear defogger doesn't work. looks like the tab where the wire connects broke off. the vent and hose below the rear glass is still in tact & should work to some degree.
-tires are good. Spare tire holds air but is old (good as a spare.)
-A box of spare parts is included
Has current CA plates & title in my name.
Buyer is responsible for shipping. I can help with loading, or even drive the car somewhere locally to meet transport.
$500 deposit due via paypal within 24 hours of auction close.Balance due within 7 day, either by cash or bank wire.Car will not be released until funds clear.
If you have any questions or would like specific photos please ask & I will get back to you as soon as I can.
If you live anywhere near San Diego & would like to see the car and take it for a test drive, please contact me and we can set something up.