1971 VW Karmann Ghia For Sale
Recent tune up, Rare Convertible, Runs Great
This is a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible for sale in Minneapolis MN. These are great little unibody sports cars by Volkswagen that share the same engine and running gear as other classic VWs like the VW Beetle, Bus and Thing. Classic VWs are simple, easy to work on, and they look great and are super fun to drive.
1971 is one of the best years for the VW Karmann Ghia since this model year has all the more modern running gear (disc brakes up front) and drive train (IRS transmission), as well as safety features not found in earlier Ghias. Other improvements on this model year over pre-'67 Ghias are head rests and retractable shoulder belts (vs low "back-breaker" seats and a simple lap belt). These front seat improvements ad to both comfort and safety. The 1971 model year still retains the older bumpers (it’s the last year for them).
Another thing to consider is if you are going to go through the work of restoring a Karmann Ghia, it's nice to end up with a car with a value between $20-$30k in a convertible vs. $10-$12k for a coupe.
This 1971 Karmann Ghia Convertible has a 1600cc engine and a 12 V electrical system. A brand new battery, new spark plugs, new spark plug wires, new points, and an oil change and valve adjustment were all installed and performed recently. The headlights aren't working (?) but all the turn signals, brake lights etc do work. As you can see it is fairly original with the correct bumpers and interior. The car starts up right away and it idles nicely. The recent tune-up helps it run well.
The paint is an emerald green color and it looks good overall. There are some imperfections but it shines up decently and the color is a nice shade of green. Despite the imperfections this car still gets the looks and thumbs Ups :-)
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