1970 VW Karmann Ghia For $1,000!

1970 VW Karmann Ghia

This Karmann Ghia project listed on craigslist  for $1,000 has been sitting in a barn for years. It’s a project their grandparent never completed. Nothing is known about the state of things beyond what they can see. It looks like the body is solid with only a bit of surface rust. The pan could be rusted or not. The original engine and transmission are there. The car was stripped for a respray. Perhaps there are more parts in the barn? They do have the title for it. It would seem worth a look for any folks in the Indianapolis area that are looking for a Ghia project. Hopefully there is enough left to restore it, but it might be worth the price for parts alone. Seeing as the seller has the title, it seems like it would be a waste to part out, but you’ll have to be the judge of that.

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  1. RayT Member

    For a grand, it’s worth taking the risk that all is not as it seems. Looks to me as if the thing it needs most is labor, and for DiY types, that’s not bad. The buyer should inventory it carefully, though, as small, hard-to-replace parts have an uncanny ability to walk away from long-term stalled projects.

    I love K-Gs, particularly the earlier pre-marker lights/big bumpers examples. If I had a garage — and lived a little closer to Indy — I’d be on the phone to the seller now.

  2. Another Bob

    Looks like a great project. I’d think it is not too bad based on some shots of the trim and rims. This will sell.

  3. Mark E

    My bro-in-law got one like this back in the early ’90s for almost nothing. Spent nearly a decade gradually restoring it. I’m sure he’d say NEVERMORE!

  4. george kirkpatrick

    I’d go $400, but it’s too far from CA.

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