The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia used to be everywhere, at least in the rust-free Northern California days of my youth. They blended in with the classic-but-yet appreciated, oxidized, band-stickered Beetles, Mustangs and endless early 70s GM midsizers. Then – suddenly – they were all either total basket cases or restomoded out to $12 grand.
Today, we find a rare “decent” example of a [sc:ebay itemid=”261200724886″ linktext=”1974 VW Karmann Ghia” ] for sale. It’s clearly been bonked on the
right left front, and in the repair process they saw fit to weld over the openings for the front bumper. Wheels and stance are a matter of taste, but most would agree this combo’s pretty tasty.
We’re treated to a few good shots of the cadaver-skin beige exterior, but neither pictures nor description of the insides. With the seller using phrases like “well on its way to being a custom car” and “will be head turner when finished”, we can assume partial assembly is required. Luckily there’s still no shortage of cheap VW aftermarket parts, meaning you could rebuild the whole thing as needed.
It’s $1,200 today (reserve unmet), where will it be in four days when the auction ends? [sc:ebay itemid=”261200724886″ linktext=”1974 VW Karmann Ghia – eBay Motors” ]