This cute (you knew I’d use that word with a Ghia) Sunset Orange (if I got my color chart correct!) Volkswagen Karmann Ghia looks like it’s ready to drive away, although there are a few blemishes here and there. The car is for sale here on eBay and is located in Tijeras, New Mexico. The opening bid is set at $5,200, and since the NADA low retail is just over $6,000, this might turn out to be a deal!
As essentially a sporty looking Beetle, a Ghia can be a very practical classic as long as it’s not horribly rusty. I wish the seller of this car wasn’t quite so much a person of few words, because apart from stating that it is in “good” condition, runs “great” and has a “fair” interior, we don’t know anything else about this car. It looks like there may be some rust along the door base, but it’s hard to tell for sure. The slant on the rear bumper tells me it’s at least been tapped back there, but again, it’s hard to know more without details. I’d also like to know why the fuel filler door is a different color.
Funny, you can’t really tell any angle on the bumper from this view! It does look like the car has all its trim, though, even the commonly missing trim rings for the wheels are present. While you may want to improve this car, I certainly wouldn’t be embarrassed to drive it in the meantime!
The interior looks okay, but the pictures are poorly lighted. Again, it would be nice to have more information, especially the condition of the floor pan. Of course, that can be replaced as well, but that’s not a trivial job. In my Ghia dreams, we’ll hope it’s intact!
I can’t tell much about the engine from here, either. Of course, the seller told us it runs great–that should be enough, right? I think not. But it might be worth investigating further if you’re interested in driving off into the sunset–or sunrise! Are you?