Thu, 19th Jul 2018 14:00

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  Lot 14

1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

Estimated at £14,000 - £18,000

Lot details
Registration No: LAX391D
Chassis No: 146531167

- Unique 1966 features

- Body off, full interior and mechanical restoration

- 12 volt, dual circuit brakes, upgraded fuel lines

This delightful example of the much sought after Karmann Ghia was imported from Florida in 2015 and went straight into a full body off comprehensive restoration by renown specialist Chris Gilley Beetles in Poynton. Being the ultra-rare 1966 model, it has the unique features of combined interior light and rear view mirror, dashboard trim, hazard light switch and 1300cc engine.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Good'
Gearbox: 'Good'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'

The Karmann-Ghia was produced with two body styles in the form of the fixed head coupe and the cabriolet and, as the name would suggest, this Ghia designed car had a children only rear seat. They were produced for seveteen years, a very long run, with four engine options and in all something half a million examples left the V.W. factories.

Even though a lot were made this is now quite a rare sight on our roads but they are a lovely car both to drive and to look at and this should be keenly contested at today's sale.

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