Two Owner: 1974 VW Karmann Ghia – SOLD FOR $16,100!

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GuysWithRides is excited to offer Lot 226, a Ravenna Green 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible, in an online, reserve-price auction on behalf of the second owner.

This 1974 Karmann Ghia convertible is a two-owner car, and the second owner has enjoyed the car for the past forty years!

Bidding opened Wednesday, July 12, 2023, and continues through 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

This 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible currently resides with its 40-year owner in Denver, Colorado.

The Deets

Year 1974
Make Volkswagen
Model Karmann Ghia Convertible
Location Denver, Colorado
Mileage 96,000
VIN 1442667943
Exterior Ravena Green
Interior Caramel Vinyl
Engine 60 hp 1600cc air cooled flat four
Transmission 4-Speed Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Gas

High Bid: $16,100 (Reserve Met!)

1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

The 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible is a classic car with charm and elegance. It is a two-door, four-seater convertible that combines the timeless design of the Volkswagen Beetle with the sporty and sleek aesthetics of the Karmann Ghia. Here is a detailed description of this iconic vehicle:

Exterior: The Karmann Ghia convertible features a distinct and eye-catching design. It boasts smooth, curvaceous lines, giving it a timeless appeal. The body is compact and aerodynamic, with a low-slung profile that enhances its sporty look. The front end showcases a rounded hood and a classic VW badge, flanked by round headlights and a chrome bumper. Rounded tail lights and another chrome bumper characterize the car’s rear. With the top down, the convertible presents a sleek and elegant silhouette.

Roof: The most distinguishing feature of the Karmann Ghia convertible is its foldable soft top. Made of high-quality fabric, the convertible top can be manually operated to provide an open-air driving experience. When raised, it fits snugly on the car, providing protection from the elements. The soft top is designed to be easy to operate and can be conveniently folded down to transform the car into a stylish open-top cruiser.

Interior: The interior of the 1974 Karmann Ghia convertible is simple yet elegant. The cabin features comfortable seating for four occupants, with two front bucket seats and a rear bench seat. The seats are upholstered in high-quality vinyl, providing a classic and luxurious feel. The dashboard is minimalistic and functional, with easy-to-read gauges and controls. The steering wheel is large and adorned with a VW logo in the center. Despite being a compact car, the Karmann Ghia convertible offers decent headroom and legroom for its occupants.

Performance: Under the hood, the 1974 Karmann Ghia convertible is powered by a rear-mounted air-cooled 1.6-liter flat-four engine. This engine produces around 50 horsepower, providing adequate power for cruising around town and enjoying leisurely drives. The convertible is known for its nimble handling and responsive steering, offering an enjoyable driving experience. While it may not be a high-performance sports car, the Karmann Ghia’s lightweight construction and balanced weight distribution contribute to its agility on the road.

Legacy: The Karmann Ghia convertible has left a lasting impact on automotive history. It is revered for its unique combination of classic Volkswagen engineering and elegant Italian design. Despite being produced from 1955 to 1974, the Karmann Ghia remains an iconic symbol of style and sophistication. Its timeless design, and affordable price have made it a sought-after collectible among car enthusiasts worldwide.

The second owner of this 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible for sale reports he has owned the car for forty years. As the pictures illustrate, this 1974 Karmann Ghia is driver-quality example featuring a rare color (Ravena Green) combined with a rust- and damage-free body.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that summarizes other recently sold Karmann Ghias.

If you have any questions about this 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible for sale, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

10 Comments
  1. 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

    What’s the VIN? It will start with 1442xxxxxx. THx

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    • 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

      We will post the VIN at the start of the auction on July 12th along with many more details and pictures about this Karmann Ghia convertible.

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  2. 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

    The pictures show that the rear window of the top is misisng. Do you have the rear window? Does the Karmann Ghia start and run? How often was this car driven? Thank you

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    • 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

      The rear window is intact. Heated glass.

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  3. 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

    Please reply to whether or not it starts, runs and drives.
    Thanks.

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    • 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

      Hi, yes, this Karmann Ghia start, runs, and drives. We will post a video of it this afternoon.

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  4. 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

    Very beautiful Karmann Ghia. I can picture myself driving with the top down on a sunny day. 1974 is a great year, I was born in 74. Cyndi

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  5. 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

    Where is the car located?

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    • 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

      Denver, Colorado. We always list the location in the opening paragraph and the “Deets” table at the beginning of every auction listing. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

      Reply
  6. 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible For Sale

    Congrats! I hope you enjoy your new ride.

    Reply

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