1964 Volkswagen (VW) Karmann Ghia convertible - nice original paint survivor
Price: US $8,000.00 Item location: Arvada, Colorado, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Karmann Ghia
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1964
- Mileage: 42,846
- VIN: 6264646
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 4 cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Safety options: Front lap belts
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible
I'm selling my 1964 Karmann Ghia. I picked up this awesome little car this spring and I've had a lot of fun cruising around with the top down. I wasn't planning to sell it so soon but another car has caught my eye so it's time to find it a new home.
Overall, the car is in amazingly solid original condition for its age . It looks like the paint around the left headlight was touched up at some point but the rest appears to be original. I gave it a good waxing and what is left of the paint shined up nicely. It has fantastic patina if you are into that sort of thing. There are plenty of little dings and chips in the paint as well as a few dents. The only "big" ones are right front fender, which looks to have a had a big scrape and couple on the top of the right rear fender. There is a rust spot on top of the right headlight and at the rear edge of both rear wheel openings. The floor has a little rust behind the passengers seat. That is the only rust on the car. The rocker panels and heater channels are very solid and the nose has never been punched in. The chrome trim has some pitting and the rubber seals are dry but it is a very complete car.
When I bought it, the top was original and in pretty poor condition so I took care of that right away. The top cover, pad, headliner and all the wooden bows were all replaced and it came out great. The seats, carpet, floormats and door panels are still original. The front seats have torn at the top corners and the carpet is fraying in a few spots. Apart form that it's in nice shape inside. The electrical system has been upgraded to 12 volts too. The lights and wipers work great. The radio and clock don't work.
Out on the roads, this thing performs very well. The original single port1200cc engines has been replaced with a later model dual port unit. All I've done to it is change the oil and adjust the valves. The previous owners told me that it has been bored out to 1776cc's but I have no way to verify it. When I had the valve covers off, I noticed that it has upgraded rocker arms and pushrods too. The king and link pins were recently replaced as well as the brake hoses and the tires. The transmission is starting to show it's age. It shifts fine and doesn't make any noises but when decelerating in 2nd gear, it will pop into neutral sometimes. I wasn't really too worried about it because it only happens on deceleration and a little pressure on the shifter keeps it in gear. The engine and tranny do leak a little bit of oil but That pretty typical for an old VW.
This is a fun little car that turns heads everywhere you go. I wouldn't be afraid to drive it across the country. I have done my best to describe it accurately and honestly as i want to new owner to be as happy with it as I have been. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email or call me at 303-332-5014. I will be happy to take more pictures too. over seas buyers are welcome. Thank you!