1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Custom on 2040-cars
Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States
For sale is my 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia custom
convertible. It was purchased as a project that never got quite finished.
Unfortunately, I have to sell due to relocation. Itís had a lot of work done on
it, both inside and out making it a one-of-a-kind find. Thereís barely been a
bolt that hasnít been touched on this and itís been a labor of love for a
while. Body has been professionally stripped and painted in dark eggplant. The
interior inside has been POR15íd but is relatively untrimmed.
1914cc racing engine professionally assembled with dual weber
carbs and tuned Unilite distributor. I have installed a classic Porsche shifter
and 5-speed transmission with new cvs and axles. 75w 12v alternator installed
for remote door poppers, power windows and other accessories. The top was
chopped, doors and exterior shaved. It sits low and handles like a speedster.
Itís currently been in storage since I stopped working on it
a few years ago (new job) and has been waiting to be delivered to someone that
can give it the attention it needs. However, it requires some work to get 100%.
Most of the work is cosmetic or to undo the few years of inattention - I really
wanted to get it to the point of being driven so before I moved it started and
ran like a champ. I have tried to represent this vehicle to the best of my
ability, but prospective bidders are encouraged to contact me. I have prepared
a detailed spec sheet explaining the carís condition, components and history, and
can send you a copy via Email. I will be happy to answer any questions and send
more pictures to interested parties. I'm not responsible for any unexpected perceptions of the car due to a buyer not asking questions about its condition.
The winning bidder should contact me within 24 hours after
the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction. A
$1,000 non-refundable Paypal deposit is required within 48 hours of the
auction's close. This deposit reserves the vehicle and removes it from
the market. If winning bidder does not contact me and submit deposit, vehicle
may be made available to the next highest bidder. Full payment to be arranged
within 7 days after auction via bank wire, certified cashier's check, or cash
in person. The car can be picked up in Eureka Springs AR. Details of pickup
should be finalized within 7 days from auction end. This includes a guaranteed date of pickup if using a
shipping company. Failure to pickup from this date will result in a daily
holding fee of $20/day. Buyer is responsible for taxes and shipping expenses
resulting from the sale.
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia for Sale
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