olkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14 was launched in 1955 as a 2+2 coupe with Type 1 Beetle mechanical parts and styling by Luigi Segre of Carrozzeria Ghia plus a coach-built bodywork from Karmann. The Type 14 was cheap and affordable for years, but with the recent astronomical price increases on all things aircooled (Porsches…Hippie Buses…etc) the Ghia has been pumped up by these nefarious market forces. Anyway, today’s next Ghia isn’t free, but it has a decent amount of modifications to make to look tempting. Find this 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia offered for $12,500 in Aptos, CA via craigslist.
To say that prices for the vintage Volkswagen Type 14 Karmann Ghia is an understatement at best. People seem to ask anywhere from $5k to $25k for a basic running/driving example, and I can’t tell if it the cheap ones are total junk or the expensive ones are overpriced junk. Hagerty lists a surreal jump from $10k for a #4 fair example to $71k for a #1 concours perfect example. This is not the typical spread for a classic car, and it indicates some interesting market dynamics, particularly for a car produced in prodigious numbers like the Type 14. Anyway, today’s next example could probably be turned into a basic running driver by a few weekends of labor and is offered for a cheap price. Find this 1963 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia offered for $7000 in Novato, CA via craigslist.
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14 was launched in 1955 as a 2+2 coupe with Type 1 Beetle mechanical parts and styling by Luigi Segre of Carrozzeria Ghia plus a coach-built bodywork from Karmann. The Karmann Ghia was cheap and affordable for years, but prices of nice examples have gone up in the past decade or so…but you can still find a good deal like this next one. Find this 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia offered for $5,500 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
Everybody loves fast cars. Right? And what could be faster than a land speed world record holder? Well…in the case of this next car…just about anything you will find on your street is faster. But to go 100 miles per hour with 36 horsepower is indeed a feat worth acknowledging. Find this 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia […]
Everything Baja is cool right now — you can find Baja 911s, Baja Mustangs, and Baja Beetles galore, but I can’t say I’ve seen many Baja-Ghias in my time. But I like it because it combines the basic rugged Volkswagen Beetle powertrain with a unique body that doesn’t look like a pregnant ladybug. Find this 1966 […]
In 1955 Volkswagen introduced the Type 14 that was built as a 2+2 coupe and convertible using mechanical components were borrowed from the Type 1 Beetle with styling by Luigi Segre of carrozzeria Ghia and coach-built bodywork from Karmann…hence the name Karmann Ghia. Today the Ghia offers an interesting alternative to a common Type 1 […]
It would be a struggle to drive a classic aircooled Volkswagen on a daily basis in modern traffic, but I know a few people who somehow manage to do it. But they tell me they can put up with soap box derby acceleration and lack of modern amenities because of the constant positive feelings they […]
In 1954 the sole importer of Porsche cars into the USA was a guy named Max Hoffman, who managed to convince Porsche to offer a low option version of the 356 roadster with a cut down windshield and a thirst for speed. Years later and a 356 Speedster is worth more than small village near […]
I’m not one of those people who actually likes to see rust on a car and raves about the patina…but there is something cool about an unrestored classic – flaws and all. Like this 1969 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia offered for $6,200 in Billings, MT via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck. The Volkswagen Type 14 Karmann Ghia was […]
It might be months from Halloween and the DT season of horrorods, but that didn’t stop this next seller from putting what is probably the best looking coffin-car I’ve ever seen. And I don’t say that lightly! Find this 1970 Volkswagen Custom offered for $12,000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean S. The […]