1964 Volkswagen Karmann GhiaSOLD

1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

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Have Karmann-Ghias always looked this cool or is this one special? Although you'd hardly be able to tell by looking at it, this 1964 VW received a pan-off restoration nearly 20 years ago, but still looks amazingly fresh. With a recent wheel update, it's still ready to collect trophies even today. Thanks to a series of exceptional owners, this VW has never been abused or rusty, but instead a treasured collectable almost from day one. Covered in eyeball-watering Porsche Guards Red paint, it looks like an Italian exotic, not a German economy car, and for fans of the marque, there are few more enjoyable ways to spend a Sunday afternoon than behind the wheel. The shape has aged incredibly well, and perhaps draws more stares and appreciative glances today than when it was new. Fit and finish are exemplary, and if you told me the paint went on recently, I'd believe you. It's that nice. The original early style bumpers were re-chromed, the stock trim polished and reinstalled, and even the windshield appears to be in better than average condition. Inside it's a bit nicer than it was originally. Tan vinyl with red piping is flashy, no doubt about that, but it looks right in the vintage roadster. Plush carpets lend an upscale feel and help hide the Beetle that lives underneath, and it received a full complement of useful gauges in place of the Beetle's lonely single speedometer. A wood-rimmed steering wheel is a notable upgrade that looks right at home here, and there's a modern AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers to provide the entertainment. Color-matched details like the shift knob and speaker cones are a nice detail. And again, everything remains in first-class condition with no signs of age or neglect anywhere. The tan canvas top fits beautifully, and although it was technically an economy car, the craftsmen at Karmann ensured that it was fully insulated like the finest coachbuilt machines of the era. If you need more evidence that this car is loved, just check under the hood and you'll find a fully upholstered trunk and a matching alloy wheel and tire assembly. Mechanically, it's pure Beetle, but that means that all the goodies that make the Bug faster will bolt right on. The engine itself is a 1776 cc unit augmented by a pair of Weber carburetors that were installed recently. It's obvious that someone took their time with the cosmetics, and it displays a color-matched theme that's also kind of whimsical with a stylized VW logo on the fan housing. A chrome generator adds flash and there's no sign of leakage or other troubles from what might be the most reliable engine ever conceived. Underneath, it has lowering springs, front and rear sway bars, and a stock 4-speed manual transmission. The pan has been painted to match the body and the paint shows remarkably little use despite being nearly 20 years old now. And while it used to wear painted steelies with wide whites, it now sports a set of BRM alloys with staggered 145R15 front and 165R15 rear tires. Featured in magazines and having taken home its fair share of trophies, this is still an outstanding example of one of VW's better ideas. This car has been extremely well cared for and comes with a lot of organized receipts to prove it. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.

Reference Number 205118

as of 12/9/2012

Overview
Car 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
VIN 000000006475129 
Mileage 89,884 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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