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Lot No. 801 - 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupé

Buy for: £19,200

A well-restored example of the timeless Karmann Ghia Coupé.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • Delightfully restored Type 14 Karmann Ghia Coupe. The chassis and mechanicals of the Type 1 (Beetle) with styling by Ghia and hand-built bodywork by Karmann 
  • Imported from the US around 2008. Subject to a full restoration in 2015 and converted to right-hand drive
  • Appears to have been fully repainted and retrimmed with new brightwork
  • Attractively finished in a metallic cherry red with a really smart cream interior
  • From our vendor "Chrome is great, bodywork is great, floor pan is great. Good tyres. No signs (to my untrained eye) of any rust."
  • £2,300 of receipts dating from 2008 but mostly from 2015. No prior US history
  • Recently subject to a full VW inspection which found everything in order. MOT until May 2022
  • More than just "a Beetle in a Party Frock" these little Karmann Coupes have a classic late-fifties style and well-restored examples in good colours are always in demand
Year of manufacture:
1970
Make:
Volkswagen
Chassis number:
149142281
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1.5
Body colour:
Red
MOT Expiry:
Sunday 28 November 2021
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
ERT 848J
Model:
Karmann Ghia Type 14
Engine number:
H5506872
Interior colour:
Beige
Odometer Reading:
19369
miles

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

98 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Chrome is great, bodywork is great, floor pan is great. Good tyres. No signs (to my untrained eye) of any rust.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

The glovebox has been removed but the general condition is excellent. The clip on the back of the back seat needs tightening, it falls forward when you brake. There really is nothing else wrong inside, it could pass for concours but I don't want to claim that.

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

The car runs well once warmed up. It looks good, my VW mechanic friend gave it a 'once over' and said I could replace a few parts but it's generally fine.

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Gears change fine.

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

Little bit of play in the steering, parts are fine.

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

No electrics in the car apart from the battery (pretty new I believe) and the clock works.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Receipts and a few MOTS totalling £2300 only from 2008- present. Nothing from new - 2008.

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