1 OWNR, OWNRS MANL, MAINT RCRDS, 1600CC, 4 SPEED, FRONT DISCS, UPGRDED INTERIOR!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Karmann Ghia
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 181,627
- VIN: 1442668630
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 1600 CC
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Often a classic car hunt is all about finding one that was taken care of the same way you would have if you were the first owner. That's what gets us excited about this 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. It's a one-owner machine that has been maintained correctly for so long that it's still is on the original paint and engine. And this comes with a comprehensive service history that proves this VW was just as special to the first and only previous owner as it will be to you.
Volkswagen fans know that 1974 was the final year for the Karmann Ghia. This swan song might also be the reason for why this one-owner coupe has been treated with respect since day one. The Olympic Blue paint is believed to be original. And while it does show signs of being used out on the open road, there still is an amazing bright presence that would never show nearly 45 years later without great care going into this coupe. The same goes for all the trim, which remains complete right down to the artful Karmann Ghia script on the rear. And while this does have some great survivor stories, there have also been the right investments like the recent purchase of new chrome wheels and modern tires that keep this looking its best.
Inside shows more of the right original qualities and the right investments. After all, a car that gets enjoyed isn't supposed to have its interior survive all these decades. That's why there was a nice investment later in life in a correct interior refresh. This includes reupholstering the front bucket seats in the correct pattern, but now it has been upgraded to a comfortable cloth. Plus, you have other great improvements like a cup holder center tray and an AM/FM/CD stereo. But even with these upgrades, you never lose that classic VW sensation. And you feel that vintage motoring spirit every time look beyond the factory Wolfsburg crest steering wheel and look out at the classic VDO gauges.
Out back you will find what shows all signs to be the original motor. And as you look at the full spreadsheet of meticulous maintenance that comes with this car, you'll realize exactly why this one fires up so cleanly and idles so smoothly. And it will be quite easy to keep this level of maintenance up under your ownership, because the 1600cc motor is legendary for being easy to fix and as reliable as a Swiss watch. Just like the Beetle, the performance was not meant to be record-setting. But there is a eutrophic moment for the driver that comes when you take full control of the four-speed manual transmission. And since the 1600cc was the largest VW displacement from the series, it feels a bit nippy in the lightweight Ghia. Plus, upgrades like front disc brakes and modern Kumho contribute to a truly livery feeling on the road.
Complete with the owner's manual and aforementioned comprehensive maintenance records, this is the carefully loved coupe you've been looking for. And since the price is so affordable, you know you need to hurry if you want to take this VW home. Call today!!!