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1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Auto Stick 1600 Engine on 2040-cars

Year:1970 Mileage:34746 Color: off white /
 Black
Location:

Burbank, California, United States

Burbank, California, United States
Transmission:Automatic with stick
Body Type:Coupe
Engine:1600 engine 4 cyl
Vehicle Title:Clear
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1402759763 Year: 1970
Interior Color: Black
Make: Volkswagen
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: Karmann Ghia
Trim: Rare Condition
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive
Mileage: 34,746
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: off white
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

I've owned this Ghia approximately 15 years. I'ts been parked in my garage. I'm 2nd owner. Like me, the first owner only drove it locally. I bought it from the Palm Springs area from the nephew of the first owner.  First owner passed away. He drove it to Lake Arrowhead where I bought it. It has all original emblems, side mouldings, knobs, light covers, engine. Extra parts: tail light covers,owners manual (not original),after market mirror and door handles,fuses,hub caps,car cover.

Body has one ding at left on back lid. Was repainted orginal color 8 years ago. Seat covers and carpet replaced with the Volkswagen Ghia car kit. Wood dash board was replaced. Metal horn handle is split. Every other part of the Ghia is stock.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:31:00 EST

In 2007, the European Union mandated fleet average CO2 emissions of 158.7 g/km. For 2015, that figure will drop to 130 g/km, and the target for 2020 is an ambitions 95 g/km. Thanks to some German politicking, that target will be phased in from 2020 to 2024, but it will still apply to 80 percent of passenger cars in that first year. In US miles per gallon, that's the equivalent of going from about 35 mpg to 42 mpg to 57 mpg. The current Volkswagen Golf is rated from 85 g/km of CO2 to 190 g/km depending on model - and zero for the e-Golf, so for the next-generation MkVIII hatch due in 2019, to meet the goal, Volkswagen engineers will need to introduce a bunch of new tricks. According to a report in Autocar, VW be mining its hyper-efficient XL1 for some of them.
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