1972 VW Karmann Ghia


・Recently serviced with new many new parts fitted
・Excellent condition
・A fun sporty drive

The Background 

The Karmann Ghia is what happens when you decide to get three automobile powerhouses of the 1950’s in a room. VW would provide the chassis and running gear of the Type 1 Beetle, Carrozzeria Ghia would provide the body styling and the German coachbuilding Karmann would provide the manufacturing facilities to build Ghia’s body. What you would end up with is a beautifully crafted 2+2 automobile, which at the end of its production in 1974 there would have been almost half a million units produced.

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The History 

This Karmann Ghia has some history with things like servicing done and completed whenever necessary. With the car being the age that it is and the condition that it is in you can see that whoever has owned the car has looked after this car knowing how special it is. The car has had more than enough time to rack up some mileage and many happy memories for its previous owners and its ready for the new owner to create more memories.

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The Paperwork 

There is paperwork that comes with the car which documents the recent works done to the car including the recent works with the new plugs, coils, points, etc. It also comes with the V5 and MOT certificates.

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The Interior

The interior, like the exterior, is in great condition. You will be hard pressed to miss the red covered seats that sit proudly in the cabin. All of these seats are in great condition with no rips or tears present. The headliner is like new with no stains or tears either.

With this car being fundamentally based on the beetle the interior is sparce of toys and buttons to press. This minimalistic dash allows you to concentrate on what you’re doing without getting distracted, although VW decided that you could have a speedometer, they thought that a clock would be more important than a rev counter which is quite a novel feature.

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The Exterior 

The exterior of this car is in really good condition; the black paintwork does sparkle well in the sunlight. As you will see, if fitted with stunning white wall tires that set the retro SoCal theme off perfectly, it is also fitted with the Karmann Ghia’s external sun visor option which is not something you see often.

With this car being as old as it is there are a few age-related marks especially around the aluminium window surrounds specifically slight pitting.

All the panels are straight with the door closing as they should with no issues. The bumpers, both front and back are in excellent condition as all of the chrome work. The wheels and hubcaps are also in great condition with two new tires on the front.

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The Mechanics 

This Karmann Ghia has been looked after mechanically, it has recently been put through an MOT with no advisories and recently serviced. During its service it received new plugs, points, coils, condenser, HT leads and rotor arm. It has also benefited from new rear brake cylinders and also a new sports exhaust to allow the little air-cooled engine sound great.

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The Appeal 

The Karmann Ghia is a stunning car to look at, it's one of those that looks fast sitting still. The classic free lines of the 50’s show in the body of this little Ghia and with this model being on white walls and with addition of the sun-visor it looks like a true SoCal cruiser.

With this one being so well presented with the recent MOT and servicing done you can now drive the car in the knowledge that it is safe and running well. This is a car you don’t tend to see on the UK roads that much so when people clock this passing them, they tend to watch as it drives on by.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model Karmann Ghia
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 12,348 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
30 bids
  • pe•••• £19,000 20/09/21
  • m-•••• £18,750 20/09/21
  • pe•••• £18,500 20/09/21
  • m-•••• £18,250 20/09/21
  • pe•••• £18,000 20/09/21
  • m-•••• £17,750 20/09/21
  • pe•••• £17,500 20/09/21
  • m-•••• £17,250 20/09/21
  • pe•••• £17,000 20/09/21
  • m-•••• £16,750 20/09/21

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