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1970 VW Karmann Ghia Coupe - Happy Yellow - $17,500 (Hollywood)

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condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 14971
paint color: yellow
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
odometer rolled over
The Karmann-Ghia started off as a show car Virgil Exner designed for Chrysler, called the D'Elegance. Chrysler and the Italian coach builder and design house Ghia had a partnership in the 1950s, the result of which was a number of collaborative show and concept cars. One of these, designed in 1952 by Exner and built by Ghia, was known as the D'Elegance. Then came Volkswagen. VW had been mildly interested in a sportier version of the Beetle but hadn't been impressed with the ideas their longtime convertible-building partner, Karmann, had come up with. So, Karmann reached out to Ghia to see if they had any great ideas, and Ghia looked over to the corner of their workshop and saw the forlorn D'Elegance and said "Well, now that you mention it..."And the rest" as they say is history!

This is a 1970 Karmann Ghia Coupe with manual transmission.
-New engine with only about 500 miles on it.
-New tires
-New custom upholstery by Nacho's of North Hollywood, with high quality vinyl, rebuilt front seats, door panels of masonite (not cheap cardboard that come in those kits), with vinyl.
-New electronic ignition
-Re-chromed rear bumper and overriders

This isn't a showroom restoration, but a daily driver. During the initial restoration, I worked from the ground up, repairing floorboards, replacing exhaust, heaterboxes, shocks, carpet, headliner, under dash piece and lots of other little things. Then I had it painted, new windscreen with all new aftermarket rubber weather stripping. It's been driven, and in L.A. it's taken a little parking ding here and there, reflected in the price. If I were to keep the car, I'd have it repainted. It's a custom color, Yellow.
This is a cruiser, not a race car, and you'll look cool driving her! She gets smiles wherever she goes! Runs great and is a reliable daily driver! My mechanic who specializes in VW's said this is one of the mechanically best he has seen in his shop.
After I first had her painted, I was stopped at a light on Sunset Blvd. The car next to me rolled down their windows, and one person shouted to me, "That's the happiest car we've ever seen"! The design is in the NY Museum of Modern Art, and the color yellow accents that, in my opinion. Registration is up to date and the title is clear, in my name.
Email me to make an appointment to see the car. I put a lot of tlc into this car and I hope she goes to a good home!

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