1971 Karmann Ghia Convertible - One of a Kind

1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Karmann Ghia
Type: Convertible
Year: 1971
Mileage: 60,332
VIN: 1412097121
Color: Red
Engine: 1.6L
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Bluemont, Virginia, United States
Air Conditioning

Description for Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1971

Up for sale is a very uniquely optioned Karmann Ghia convertible - likely one of a kind. This Karmann Ghia is an automatic stickshift convertible with optional air conditioning and optional BN2 heater. Finished in Bahia Red, the only Ghia red color available for 1971 the car is a real head turner with the beige interior.
This car has had a total professional restoration with any rusted metal replaced with new metal welded in. This includes the heater channels and rocker panels. There is no rust to be found on this car. Major work was performed by Volkswagen specialists The Bug Haus in Richmond, VA and Skyline Automotive in Madison, VA
Only the best materials and work went into this car. In addition to the metal work the following has been done to the car:

  • Rebuilt Automatic Stickshift Transmission - Works flawlessly
  • New Air Conditioning System from vintage Volkswagen AC Specialist Gilmore Enterprises
  • Rebuilt BN2 Auxiliary Gas Heater. The heater includes all of the hard to find Ghia specific ducting. Professionally rebuilt and works perfectly.
  • Retrosound rebuilt Sapphire radio provides the original vintage look with modern four channel digital stereo. The radio has a plug for a portable player such as an ipod
  • New interior featuring Scat bucket seats and new seat belts. The original seats are included in the sale
  • New carpeting from Newton Commercial the premier provider of vintage automotive carpet sets. This carpet set is comparable to the original German square weave in quality.
  • New Empi Gt Style steering wheel
  • New dash pad and dash face covering. All instruments and electrics work.
  • New floor pans, heater channels, rockers and other new metal where needed
  • New Convertible top and bows from Chuck's convertible tops
  • New paint - Bahia Red.
  • All chrome trim is new or refinished
  • All new rubber seals and gaskets
  • New windshield (I have the original and can include it if you want it)
  • New reproduction stainless steel bumpers. A complete set of original bumpers is included with the sale - some of the originals will need rechroming but all pieces are rust and dent free.
  • New fuel system including new fuel tank and fuel lines
  • New brakes and brake system
  • New radial tires including the spare
  • New Wolfsburg logo wheel covers and trim rings.
  • Many other new parts that are too numerous to list
  • Many extra parts including the original seats, rear seat upholstery, original carpets and original bumpers
  • Ghia Tow Bar is included with the sale

The mileage on the car may be the original mileage. I say this because I have a copy of the previous title dated 12/17/98. The mileage on the vehicle at that time was 53,249 and was indicated as actual. Together with the condition of the original seats that show almost no wear leads me to believe the mileage is original. However no guarantee in this regard is made.
This car was featured in the movie Unanswered Prayers before it was restored. That movie, based on the Garth Brooks song of the same name starred Patty Duke and was filmed in the Richmond, VA area.
This is a very unique and fun to drive car!
I have represented this vehicle to the best of my knowledge. While the vehicle represents a major restoration it is a vintage vehicle that is over 46 years old. No warranty is made with the vehicle. It is being sold as-is.
Good Luck with your bidding!