1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible, Yellow w/Black top
Price: - Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Karmann Ghia
- SubModel: Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 88,910
- VIN: 0249002
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: Gas 1,776 Flat-4
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: --
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1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible in Yellow with Custom Grey Interior. 1,776cc Flat-4 Engine. 4-Speed Manual Trans.
Odo shows 88,910 miles (believed original).
Flip down Glass rear window in Black soft top.
Very nicely redone with updated interior and later model VW seats, carpet trim and door panels all custom touches. Updated wheels - clean undercarriage - shows nicely!
Less than 500 miles on new engine, with break-in mileage only. Installed by local shop specializing in air-cooled VW's, And our 22 year veteran Service Manager put the first 400 miles on the engine to break it in properly.
This convertible Karmann Ghia boasts modern 12v electrics, new floors, custom bucket seats, new black soft top with boot cover, new seals, chrome Empi GT-8 wheels, Pioneer head unit with CD, iPod connection. Dual Weber carbs, front disc brakes, IRS suspension with urethane bushings, remote oil filter setup with upgraded Empi PCV, Scat crankpulley, Quiet Pack exhaust.
1974 was the final year for the Ghia convertible, and only 1,558 were produced for '74.
If a classic convertible is on your shortlist, this 1974 Karmann Ghia Custom is worthy of a look, this Ghia cabriolet is ready for some fun in the sun.
Volkswagen capitalized on the overwhelming popularity of their Beetle by following "the people's car" with a sporty sister: the Karmann Ghia. Speed wasn't what the Karmann Ghia was about. Instead, the KG's strong suit was style. Its voluptuous body was penned by design powerhouse Ghia in Turin, Italy, and the coachwork was hand built by renowned German firm Karmann. The public's response to the car's introduction was so positive that production doubled shortly thereafter and the Karmann Ghia quickly became one of America's most imported vehicles. In all, nearly half a million were manufactured during the car's nearly 20-year production run.
The Karmann Ghia's last year of production was 1974, at which point it was replaced by the Volkswagen Rabbit in the U.S market. But the car's lengthy production run, reliable underpinnings, and striking styling ensure the Karmann Ghia can be recognized in virtually every town in America. It also enjoys strong appreciation amongst collectors.