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by RF Sports Cars
1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe
|Year Make Model||1965 Karmann Ghia|
|Location||Peapack, NJ, 07977|
|Private or Dealer||Dealer|
|Seller Name||RF Sports Cars|
|Seller Tier||Raging Bull: 3.909% Buyer Fee|
|Exterior Color, Interior Color||Sea Sand with an Ivory Roof, Teak|
|Engine Size||1,192 CC Flat 4-cylinder|
|Two Pedals or Three?||Three|
|BwC Inspection Report?||No|
|Open to Trade-In?||No|
High bid: $38,750
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DreamCarXchange is pleased to offer this beautiful VW Karmann Ghia Coupe. This example is finished in Sea Sand and has an Ivory roof, complimented by the Teak colored interior. It is believed to be highly original and has a stock appearance throughout. It was recently purchased by the selling dealer and it currently shows 31,077 miles. It comes with the original paperwork indicating it was sold by Art Bunker Motors in Kansas City, MO with an original cost of $2,458.77 which included optional whitewall tires. It is being sold with a clear New Jersey title.
At the beginning of the 1950s, Volkswagen decided to add a sporty variant to the best-selling Beetle that would take advantage of the entire mechanics. Three companies were involved with the design, development and production (VW, Karmann and Ghia), and it first debuted at the 1953 Paris Motor Show. In contrast to the Beetle’s machine-welded body with bolt-on fenders, the Karmann Ghia’s body panels were butt-welded, hand-shaped, and smoothed with English pewter in a time-consuming process commensurate with higher-end manufacturers, resulting in the Karmann Ghia’s higher price. The car was a great success being produced from 1955-1974, considered by many as the sister of the Porsche 356, given that it shared its philosophy and mechanics.
The interior of this well presented example is Teak and features a white steering wheel and gear shift knob. The seller notes the deteriorated rubber floor mat on the driver’s side, as can be seen in the picture below.
The Karmann-Ghia was powered by Volkswagens 1,192 cc air-cooled flat 4 cylinder engine. It was rated by the factory with 40 hp at 3,900 RPM and drove the rear wheels via a 7-speed DSG transmission (ha, just kidding!), rather a 4-speed manual transmission.
The selling dealer states that it is a very clean example, in a highly original condition.
This Karmann-Ghia comes with numerous original pieces of paperwork including the window sticker and a service invoice from December 1966.
Make sure you check out the 60+ pictures found in the “Pictures” tab above. The selling dealer is charging $0.00 for documentation or other fees. Good luck bidding on this beauty!
Acquired at the 2020 Gooding & Company Auction at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, highly original example.
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