What Is It? 1972 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Type 14
This next car has me confused. The photos appears to be a screen grab from a snapchat conversation…which is always the best way to share photos for your project. Particularly if that project started life as a Type 14 Karmann Ghia but someone (in Michigan) cut off the roof and welded in a subframe to support the transaxle from an Audi A4 along with the suspension from a C4 Corvette. Some of the photos show a car, others show parts of a car…I don’t know what is for sale here other than a giant orange headache that I have an odd attraction to. Find this 1972 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Type 14 offered for $3,500 in Sandusky, OH via facemelting projecthellbook. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
1972 Volkswagen karmann ghia
Listed a day ago in Sandusky, OH
About This Vehicle
Driven 123,456 miles
Exterior color: Black · Interior color: Orange
Fuel type: Gasoline
This vehicle is paid off
Selling this project car. I purchased it 2015 and barely started work on it when life got in the way. I don’t want to have to move it again, so it’s for sale now. It started life as a 1972 Karmann Ghia. Someone in Michigan cut off the roof, built a custom tube frame chassis. Took the engine and transaxle from an Audi A4 and mounted it in the rear making this mid-engine. Suspension and brakes are from a C4 Corvette. Lots of things were missing when I bought it including the coilovers and seats. Because it sits so low, I ordered a Ride Tech Air Pod suspension for it. It’s still not installed, but this system alone was $3000. It will be able to be dropped to the ground or raised enough to clear speed bumps and driveways with just the push of a button. The V6 is straight piped. This is a one of a kind car that needs someone with more time and skill than me to finish it. I have more photos if interested. Suspension isn’t installed sitting on wheels. 3500 obo
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I hear those AirPods are very tricky to attach to their mounting ears.
Actually with an Audi (Latin for hear) engine and a body style that always reminds me of my favorite opera about cigarettes and bullfighting I’m sure there is a better joke in there somewhere.
Well, I empathize with the seller. Who among us has not sobered up and thought “what the hell ..how do I get out of this?”
Have you chewed your arm off to get away from a car?
It’s safe to assume that someone who can’t figure out how to post decent photos of the car they’re trying to sell similarly shouldn’t attempt wildly complicated car modifications.