1972 GVG847K VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA

Recently imported; UK registered; only three owners; new fuel tank fitted; recently detailed and striking bodywork

Sharing most of the metalwork and mechanicals of the beetle, the Karmann Ghia is air-cooled ode to joy and is especially appealing in bright orange paintwork and soft-top format exemplified by this 1972 model. GVG 847K was imported in 2017 and our vendor says it has had only two previous owners. The car has recently had a new petrol tank fitted which then led on to other things culminating in serious attention to the paintwork which, delayed by the sourcing of correct trim and badges, has only just been completed. The vendor also took the opportunity to tidy up other aspects of the car, including fitting a new hood which cost over £1,000 but admits that the interior does not now match the standard of the exterior. It is, however, original and serviceable and replacement parts are available should the new owner wish to carry on the good work. There are still a few jobs to sort, mainly in the braking and wiring departments, but hey, its a basic VW - how hard can it be? The car is left-hand-drive (as they all were) and is blessed with the more powerful 1,600cc engine (“more-powerful” is a relative term when used with reference to VW air-cooled engines). Anyone with even a passing knowledge of air-cooled VWs will be aware of the customising/tuning options for these cars but we think this car is cute enough as it stands.It is on offer at a very reasonable level, given the quality respray, new hood and sound underpinnings.

 

Reg No: GVG847K
Chassis Number: 1422776132
Engine Size: 1600

Estimate: £10,000+

Lot 29

Lot ended

Thursday 28/05/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£10,600
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