1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Rat Rod
Price: - Item location: Local pick-up only
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
- SubModel: Rat Rod Ghia
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Rat Rod Ghia
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: 148200458
- Color: Multi
- Engine size: Flat 4
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: Coupe
- Interior color: Multi
- Options: --
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1968 Volkswagen Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Rat Rod GhiaOne of the most photographed VW Ghias in the world!
Purchased from Gas Monkey Garage
Custom patina of desirable "Rat Rod" look
Performance 1.4L horizontally opposed 4 cylinder engine
4-speed manual transmission
4 inch drop!
MotoeXotica Classic Cars rarely says "one of a kind", but there just cant be another 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia like this one! This car named "Betty Rusty", is the epitome of the Rat Rod car culture! Purchased by us at auction for an area charity sponsored by Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage fame. This event will be featured in an upcoming episode of Fast N Loud and it stills stands as low today as it did the day it graced the cover of the October 2015 issue of Ultra VW magazine!
The VW community has a number of subcultures, all the way from purists to visionaries. The builder of this low scraping sculpture is artist Carlos "C-Low" Mijares is one of latter members. He got this Ghia from a guy who had rescued it from the bone yard. He like the car's patina so much he decided to saved it, but as a creative soul he couldn't resist added a few of his personal touches to the exterior and interior. He then slammed this sled with no bags or juice, just a static drop! When asked if he was finished with it, his response was" you're never done"...but why is it so low?, "Because I have to live up to my nickname!"
Re-bodied with a 1961 body onto the 1968 chassis with a 8" narrowed front beam with adjusters and 21/2' drop spindles. Re-finished in a multi colored clear coated rat rod patina, it shows extremely as designed with all the imperfections visible upon 50 ft inspection. Metalflake gold with neon green spider webs adorn the roof. Front and rear bumpers fit properly with chrome removed as well as the override bumper guards. What trim that is present and finish is bright. Weather stripping is not there for both doors, however front and rear glass stripping is good condition with no signs of drying, tearing or shrinkage.
Inside, the floors have been flatened to give an extra 2" of clearance. The door panels actual match and compliment the seats. The dashboard has the same metalflake finish and is designed to mirror the exterior top of the car. The original steering wheel with a grey leather displays well with no real signs of wear. Personal interior touches of the previous owners include, a skateboard wheel gas pedal and a clear acrylic shift knob for the deeply religious.
This Karman Ghia is equipped with a built by Roland (the Buggy Shop) single Solex carburetored 1.4L boxer 4 cylinder engine with110 cam, matted to a 4-speed manual transmission, rear 4" drop spring plates with1 click up on the torsion, the body is tubbed in the rear to accommodate the 7" wide wheels, bevel gear differential, front disc and rear drum brakes. 17 inch black centered BRM polished lip alloys equipped with 205/40 ZR17 directional tires.
This Rat Rod Ghia will take you back to a simpler time...it just may take you a little more time to get there GET OUT AND LOW RIDE!!!
Current mileage on the odometer shows 93,252 it is sold as is and is mileage exempt. The car is being sold on a clean & clear title.