1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 2.3 JMR

Lot: 637

Sold for (£): 22,000
Offered for sale is a 2.3L 1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 85 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Superbly engineered and immaculately finished Type 14...


  • Bare metal restoration. New floor pans. New nose cone. Converted to right-hand drive
  • 2276cc John Maher Racing engine. 5-speed Gene Berg box. 944 discs
  • Independent rear suspension conversion including new gas filled adjustable shocks
  • Lowered front beam with drop spindles. Rear anti-roll/truss bars fitted
  • Superbly finished in Aubergine Metallic. Original seats powder coated. Cream leather interior
  • This is not just a resto-mod, but a well-crafted performance car


Lot Details

Registration: 477 UYK RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1959 Engine size: 2.3L
Make: Volkswagen Odometer reading (miles):
Model: Karmann Ghia Coupe MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 2366381

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 85 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Body totally stripped of all paint, very little corrosion found but nose cone replaced because of denting. New floor pans. Converted to RHD.



Door-cards: Carpets:
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Dashboard: Boot:


Original seats powdercoated and total leather interior fitted. Sound proofed by Noisekiller of Manchester.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


2276cc JMR Type 1 engine. 5-speed Gene Berg gearbox. Meza fan-assisted oil cooler.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
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 Independent rear suspension conversion including new gas filled adjustable shock absorbers. Rear anti roll bar fitted and rear truss bar fitted.

Front beam lowered with drop spindles.  Porsche 944 Disc brakes fitted. Polished Fuchs alloys.


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Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history