EXCLUSIVE: 1958 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible Pair

Update – Chris has decided to offer his Ghias separately. He’s asking $15,000 or best offer for the mostly complete primer car and $5,000 firm for the cream color car. If you’d like to buy one or make an offer for the pair, be sure to contact him via the form below!

You don’t often find convertible Karmann Ghias, yet Reader Christopher B has two of them that he has decided to part with. Both are in need of extensive repairs, but they could prove to be worthwhile projects. We will let him tell you a bit more about them below, but you can find this duo in Duncan, British Columbia. And if you are interested in making an offer or have any questions, be sure to message him via the form below!

What Makes It Special? Only 1,400 Karmann Ghia convertibles built this year, Factory Jungle green car. The second car has a California inspection plate in the driver’s side door jam, showing that it is numbers matching to the pan it is on.

Body Condition: The body condition of the primer car is less than desirable – it was done poorly and will need to be re-done. However, it is complete and rust free currently. The other Karmann Ghia needs a donor nose and has rust in the rear quarters, pan halves and engine area.

Mechanical Condition: The front suspension is all there, the tranaxle is there, however, the condition is unknown. The car has a 1200cc engine – but it would have left the factory with a 1192cc (36hp).

Our thanks to Christopher for listing this pair with us! Hopefully, they find a good home with a VW enthusiast that can get both back on the road.

Do you have a project or two that need to find a new home? Please consider listing your classic(s) here on Barn Finds!

  • Asking Price: $20,000
  • Location: Duncan, British Columbia
  • Title Status: Clean

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  1. ken TILLY

    Surely the 1192 cc engine would have been known as a 1200 cc?

    • KO

      Correct. Both the 36hp and 40hp engines were 1200cc.

  2. jdjonesdr

    Took me a second look to realize it says 20k not 2k. Wishful thinking.

  3. KO

    There’s a lot left to do here, but it’s a first year convertible. A friend of mine built an Okrasa engine for his, really cool. These are very beautiful and desirable.

  4. Marc

    These early ones look so much better with the low headlights and smaller open nostrils. Hard to find anymore.

  5. chrlsful

    how bout one of each (1 vert & the blk hrd top next to one)?
    or is that a ‘bathtub porche’?

  6. Michael Ridley

    I restored one of these for a friend to give his daughter. I told him to have her drive it a while to make sure she liked it. After 6 months work and 10$ on parts he gave it to her. (in purple) what she wanted. She drove it for 2 weeks and said it did not have a heater , which I had warned him of, It takes 20 minutes to get warm and them it burns you out if the engine is hot, He sold it for a 8-10K loss

  7. Edward

    The seller is smok’in rope, think’n $20K. Both vehicles are virtual parts cars to restore other cars. Show me where the value is here. I don’t see it.

  8. Chebby Member

    BF Exclusives is a great idea for a feature, but I have yet to see anything listed here that looks like a good deal for a reasonable asking price. Post your Barrett-Jackson fantasies on Craigslist like everybody else, people.

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