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1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia COUPE

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Karmann Ghia
Type: Coupe
Trim: COUPE
Year: 1968
Mileage: 34600
VIN: 148029941
Color: Red
Engine: 2 L
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Burbank, California, United States
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Description for Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1968

This 1968 Karmann Ghia is for someone who wants to own one of the best examples in the country. Karmann Ghia coupes have been my passion and we have owned three in recent years. When you are in your mid 70’s you begin to accept the notion that you best find good homes for most of your cars.

A very special effort went into the restoration of this Karmann Ghia, but only to the credit of a previous owner.The completed car was properly recognized being the featured vehicle in a multiple page color display in “Hot VWs” magazine. A thick ringbinder (see photos) documents all the restoration costs.Improvements were all about performance, with just a hint of the “outlaw” look.Just as some Porsche 356's have evolved into “outlaws”, the most successful ones in my opinion are those that do not look very dramatic or glaringly different from stock. You can access videos at the following addresses:

https://youtu.be/N7aBHN9bYO02N out of Glendale

https://youtu.be/TiQX4IVOeN4Short Run through the Gears

https://youtu.be/S7KaA6FLZu8Entering the 134E out of Burbank

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Here is a brief bullet list of the features thatmake this Ghia one of the best out there.

- Exhaust: S&S merged header which has been HPC coated

- Gene Berg highperformance shifter

- Crank: Scat 78mm ProStreet

- Pistons and Cylinders:Cima 90.5mm

- Cam: Engle 110

- Valve Train: VWe.1:1rockers, solid shafts, stock push rods

-Valves:40mm x 36mm stainless steel

- Heads: German VW duelport, polished and ported

- Displacement : 2007 cc

- Compression Ratio: 9.5to 1

- Ignition: Bosch 009

- Induction: Dual Weber44IDF

- Intake Manifold:Aluminum, match-ported and polished

- Flywheel: 200mm lightened, 8 dowel pins

- Special Mods: GeneBerg pulley, full-flow oil system, remote filter, windage tray, Melling oilpump

- Transmission Builder:Transform, Long Beach, CA

- Gear Rations 3.8first, 2.06 second, 1.26 third, .089 fourth

- Shortened Axles

- Dog house oil cooler

There are some lovely everyday Karmann Ghia drivers out there, and they are being enjoyed by passionate owners who are happy driving those vehicles. This Ghia is for someone who wants to own an exceptional example and is willing to go over budget to make it theirs.

This car has no weaknesses… and driving it is exciting.Looking at it after you park it makes you smile.