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.
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 […]
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 […]
Riding in a Volkswagen Beetle it is a bit like getting measles, being beaten up under the bleachers, or having a small pox vaccine scar — you know, one of those terrible American traditions that has slowly disappeared, only to be remembered by old folks. However, if you want that Beetle smell without the frumpy […]
When Volkswagen decided to diversify their product portfolio in the mid 1950s they did so with the help of Luigi Segre from carrozzeria Ghia and hand built bodywork from karosseriebauer Karmann. The result was a stylish coupe that used styling themes that Ghia had previously explored with Chrysler and Studebaker mated to the simple Beetle […]
This next car is offered at a premium asking price, and you know I’m never keen on paying a premium for anything…but…BUT…wow…this just might be worth the price of admission, particularly if you are a fan of the Karmann coach built body (with styling by Ghia) mounted on Beetle oily bits. Find this 1966 Volkswagen […]
The Type 14 Karmann Ghia was sold from 1955-1974 using VW Beetle Type 1 chassis/engine, styling by Luigi Segre of Carrozzeria Ghia and a hand built body by German coach-builder Karmann. Today’s Type 14 comes as a seller submission from DT reader Tim who writes: Last night I bought a 73 914 with a 2.4 […]