1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth, TX



Year 1971
Mileage 18275
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Volkswagen
Model Karmann Ghia

Karmann Ghia 1971

Title Status --
Exterior Color Red
Interior Color Gray


The market for cool VWs is heating up. So when you can get your hands on a 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia that has been restored with a vibrant exterior, comfy custom interior, and a more fun driving experience with four-wheel disc brakes, then you've got a fleeting opportunity at a stellar classic for an affordable price.

There is a simple formula for a great classic European car - if you want style, go to the Italians; and if you want quality, buy German. But only a few companies were smart enough to do that, and the budget-friendly VW was one of them. The legendary design house Ghia seemed like they wanted to elevate Volkswagen's status as they mixed rounded corners with very muscular edges. The precision builders at Karmann were able to take this dream and make it into metal. It is truly rolling art. And the modern clearcoat shine radiating from this bright red really draws attention to all the elements of the unique design. This was restored to be a driver. After all, those polished Porsche Fuchs-style wheels look awesome while also allowing for better tires. So you'll see some signs of responsible enjoyment since this one finished its comprehensive restoration in 2006. But you know it gets the fundamentals right with the complete trim, clean glass, and the proper panel fitment of a well-respected classic.

There are more signs of a solid investment inside. The gray seats with tweed inserts kick off a full coordinated package on the carpets, headliner, and door panels. The upgrades continue with an AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input for the best in modern music. It's part of a clean/custom dash with upgraded gauges. But what you'll likely love the best is the true classic driving experience. It comes from the feel of the shifter and the grip of the thin VW steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest at the center.

When you check out the engine bay in the back, the 1600 cc air-cooled flat-four should be instantly recognizable to VW fans. This was the largest displacement of the series, and it's the desirable dual relief case. You can tell from the orderly appearance that this has been maintained properly. Just like the Beetle, the performance was not meant to be record-setting. But there is a eutrophic moment for the driver that comes when you take full control of the four-speed manual transmission. And this one feels good on the road thanks to wide modern tires and an upgrade to four-wheel disc brakes.

The sale comes complete with a restoration photos book so you can see the full work it takes to get a classic of this caliber. This also comes with the owner's manual, service manuals, touch-up paint, and license plate frame. We know something this affordable and this nice will be leaving us quite soon. Call today!!!


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