Gorgeous Restored 1968 VW Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Karmann Ghia
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 29,862
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 1600cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Description

Your Dream 1968 Karmann Ghia Coupe Can Be Yours!
Looking for a gorgeous, show ready, daily-driver ready 1968 VW Karmann Ghia? You found it! 1968 was the best year for Ghias. 12volt, over-rider bumpers, small tail lights, external gas fill; the best year for sure. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Its all been gone over; paint, trim, bumpers, lenses, interior (upholstery, headliner, door panels, carpet). Is it perfect? Pretty close, in my opinion. Beautiful metallic burgundy paint.
I'm not sure about the engine displacement; you can assume 1600cc, dual port, Solex carb. Functioning cooling flaps, 009 distributor. Stock tranny; oil-bath air filter.
I bought it about 5 years ago and have babied it (garaged, not driven in weather, etc.). I bought it from a gentlemen that only had it for about a year. He was moving back to Scotland and had to sell it. He bought it from the local gentlemen that did the restoration. It was his wife's daily driver. I have a stack of the restoration receipts, paperwork, etc. The paint was done locally as were many of the repairs.
As I recall the car was originally purchased on Long Island (New York) and I have a little of the original paperwork. You can see in the photos that I'll email to you that under the dash you can see the original blue color. From the looks of it, it doesn't appear to have been wrecked, or even "nosed." The wipers are slow, the horn works by pressing a button on the dash. I think the original horn wiring (which runs through the steering column) must have shorted/failed and someone bypassed it by putting the button on the dash. Gas gauge, speedo, and most of the lights on the dash work.
You can see from the photo of the back of the dash that there's a mix of old and new wiring. All outside lights work, turn signals too (although the arm is a bit stiff). High beams/low beams switch and lights work. Clock on dash is right twice a day. I don't recall if windshield washer works. Heat, fresh air vents work. The engine cooling tin is all there, and the temperature bellows is there and works. I replaced the tranny fluid and I think one of the swing-axel boots is due for a replacement. The sun visors are stiff and I just leave 'em down all the time. Windshield is slightly pitted.
It is ready to just drive and enjoy. But, it is nearly 50 years old, and will require TLC in the years/months to come. I've owned many VWs back in the day, and this is so close to being 100% restored. That's why I bought it. I mean, look at the photos, interior, exterior, engine, tires, trim, etc.; it is really sweet. Email me for more photos: kwalter@bresnan.net