1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
The 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was always meant to look like a European exotic, but every so often you find one that actually has the power to back it all up, too. So this red devil has a performance-built motor, custom interior, four-wheel disc brakes, and much more. And while we'll dig onto all the details, you already know this is one heck of a deal. The Italian design masters at Ghia created a style so seductive that they remained in the car's model name. But you also know this one is far more than just a classy classic. It's painted in Guards Red, and it really earns that designation. In fact, while we'll dive into all the speedy details in a moment, you know this one has added performance just by its first impression. The color-matched Minilite-style wheels and lowered suspension are some of the details that really draw you into this droptop. Beneath the black folding roof is a great custom interior. You know this is special just by the classic Recaro-style sport seats. These are terrific setup where they have better bolstering than anything VW offered, and they're made of a comfortable cloth Ã¢â‚¬â€œ so no scorching legs on a hot day. Plus, these seats also do a great job of coordinating the full color package. The gray and red inserts bring together other elements like the door panels and exterior color. You'll also like that the wind-in-your-hair experience is supplemented by the AM/FM/CD stereo with aux inputs. At its heart, this really feels like a driver's machine with great features like a sports steering wheel, EMPI shifter, and full VDO auxiliary gauges, including a large tach. The engine bay out back looks exceptionally clean, and those who know VWs also can tell this one is mean. You're looking at a performance flat-four built by the masters at Gene Berg Enterprises. The 2007cc displacement is larger than anything Volkswagen ever put in the Karmann Ghia, and this also has dual carburetors and an EMPI exhaust. The result is approximately 120 horsepower. That's a 140% improvement over stock and gives this VW Porsche-like power. To make sure you have the best control, you also have an Ultra IRS close-ratio four-speed transmission. Plus, you have upgraded sway bars, torsion bars, an adjustable front beam, grippy modern tires, and four-wheel disc brakes. This is a distinct classic that's been given all the right performance upgrades. A car like this is rarely so obtainable, so don't miss your chance. Call now!