Turbo-Bestie: 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14

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 Karmann Ghia Type 14 offered for $17,990 in West Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.

From the front this thing looks like another Ghia with a Beetle headlight conversion, a 2.5 inch drop, and a nice light blue paint job.  It’s only when you turn this thing around that the true insanity of the build becomes apparent.

Under the hood Out in the open is a 2332cc pro-built turbo “sand rail” flat-4 that is boosted with a decent sized T-3 turbocharger with an external wastegate and zero muffling.  This thing will be loud and faster than you ever want to go in a Ghia. 

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