1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Custom

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Karmann Ghia
Type: Coupe
Year: 1972
Mileage: 29,881
Color: Porsche Guards Red
Engine: 1600
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Gray Tweed
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Coupeville, Washington, United States

Description of 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Custom

This 1972 Karmann Ghia is a pristine, show-stopper of a hot rod. Pictures do not even begin to do it justice. It drives beautifully. I love this car and hate to get rid of it – I’ve talked myself out of selling it probably a dozen times. This car has been in the family since the mid-‘90s and was completely restored by me and my father to its current glory in 2006 through a meticulous three-year process.

This car has undergone a complete body-off, top-to-bottom, front-to-back, inside-and-out restoration and has numerous custom modifications. Every inch of this car has been overhauled, and the restoration process was photo-documented along the way. It is truly a one-of-a-kind car. This Ghia has won several awards at local and regional car shows, including taking first place in its class at the Seattle Roadster Show in 2007. It has been babied and housed in a garage since the restoration was completed. It runs excellently, and with less than 300 miles put on the car since our restoration, it will keep you cruising until you can’t cruise anymore.

One of this Ghia’s most unique features is the custom sliding soft-top, which was not a factory option for the Karmann Ghia. I have never seen another Ghia with a soft top like this. The custom body work done to the nose of the car also gives it a stunning new look. Also, this car does not have the typical Volkwagen “putt-putt” exhaust sound; it rumbles like a Harley-Davidson and is so much fun to listen to when you rev her up. This car has absolutely no rust and is the cleanest car you’ll probably ever see. With the silver powder-coated chassis and pan, it is just as clean underneath as it is on top. Every single nut and bolt has been removed, cleaned and painted, and reassembled on the car. Vehicle specs, modifications, and other restoration work are listed below.

In the past, when I’ve sold other vehicles, I have been very transparent about any possible issues or flaws. With this Ghia, there is nothing to tell and nothing to hide. If you are a Volkswagen fanatic, are looking for a gorgeous show car, or just want a unique car to cruise around in, place your bid before it’s too late. Good luck!

Custom body and trim modifications

· Acrylic enamel Porsche Guards Red paint

· Sliding black vinyl soft top (not a stock option!)

· Removal and fill of front air openings

· Removal and fill of front horn hole

· Removal and fill of front turn signal holes

· Headlight/turn signal combo

· Conversion to European taillights

· Shaved center nose line

· Shaved deck lid

· Removal of chrome body trim

· Polished aluminum Briz bumpers, ’32 Ford-style

· Third brake light added

Frame and chassis

· Complete top/bottom frame silver powder-coating

· 2” front lowering spindles

· Rear air shocks

· Polished aluminum 8-spoke Empi-style wheels

· Brand new tires


· Completely rebuilt 1600cc motor (less than 500 miles on the motor and car since restoration)

· Dual carburetors

· ¾ Race camshaft

· Powder-coated fan shroud and various other engine compartment parts

· Ceramic dual-pipe “Glass-pack” style exhaust

· 12-volt battery


· Porsche 911 driver and passenger seats

· Complete custom tweed interior

· Grant steering wheel

Sound system (not really necessary since the engine rumble is so nice to listen to)

· (2) 10” subwoofers (behind back seat)

· (2) 6”x9” speakers

· (2) 4” speakers with tweeters

· Amplifier

· Pioneer CD deck

If you have any questions regarding the Karmann Ghia, or would like to arrange to come see the car prior to the end of the auction (located in Seattle, WA) please contact me at 425-346-1098. I am a private seller, not a dealer. I reserve the right to end the auction prematurely for a private sale. I am willing to transport this car to the future owner or local shipper within a reasonable distance, but ultimately the winning bidder is responsible for arranging transport of the car and all shipping costs. This car has a clean title. The car is being sold as-is, with no warranties or refunds implied or stated. A $500 deposit is due at close of auction and full payment for the vehicle due within 3 business days of the end of the auction. I will only accept cash in person, cashier’s check, or a PayPal payment.