1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Base 1.6l on 2040-cars
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
I bought this car at a garage sale on impulse but I just don't use her. I have never seen such an old car looking as good. I took her to a local appraiser and no evidence was found of tampering and he agreed the milage was legit. The engine tells the story, there are lots of stock German parts. She runs perfectly and shifts easily. She actually has a decent amount of power for a 4 speed.
These are rare and I don't know where you're going to find one with such low miles. I tried to take lots of good pics, but please ask for more if you require. There are some scratches to the original paint, but I would leave that to a professional to restore or repaint; I think the original paint adds value.
As you can see she's a head turner and the inside is in perfect shape other than a single heat crack in the dash. It has the original tool kit and spare tire/jack. Also the original washer bottle 'powered' by the spare tire air pressure.
A real find and a beauty of an antique. Please ask me any questions before you bid.
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Auto blogThu, 27 Jun 2013
Enthusiasts like nothing more than to crucify modern interpretations of their favorite performance models for failing to live up to some imagined ethos. Even the Volkswagen GTI has suffered its fair share of slings and arrows for growing in size and curb weight. Chris Harris recently spent some time with the all-new MK VII GTI to find out if growing up means giving up on what makes the machine so special.
Judging by his comments, Harris certainly doesn't think so. Yes, the new GTI is considerably more comfortable than its predecessors, but that's hardly a bad thing. The multitude of driving modes actually seem to add depth to the car rather than simply try to force one tool to do many jobs, and Harris even finds the machine's electronic power steering tolerable. As a result, Harris goes so far as to call the Volkswagen GTI "one of the best cars to actually own." How's that for high praise? You can watch the video for yourself by scrolling below.
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A patent doesn't mean the Up Buggy will ever move beyond the sheet-of-paper stage, but Autocar says VW is studying the market to see if a production version is feasible. We can't see North America ever getting it, but even so, we wouldn't complain if they made it - especially if they put an exposed engine in back that was set off by 18-inch-long twin tailpipes jutting straight up into the air. However, for a company that aims to be the world's number-one automaker by 2018, a niche vehicle for its mass-market brand would be a surprising use of resources.
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That price tag would put M-Sport (which fields Ford racers) out of the WRC game for 2014 and would put Citroën participation in question as well. VW has already begun work on the next iteration of its Polo R WRC, and the hatch has nabbed four wins in six rounds this season. Now it appears that car won't bow until at least 2015. The FIA has officially agreed to freeze homologation of new WRC cars until the end of next season.