1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible

Not only will your collegiate daughter love it for its looks, but it certainly isn’t powerful enough for her to get into too much trouble


Volkswagen’s popular Beetle spawned a number of other automobiles, creations like the Thing, Microbus, and most interesting of all, the Karmann Ghia. One of the most sought-after air-cooled convertibles ever built, even Car and Driver magazine went as far as to compare it to the ever-classic Porsche Speedster.
Introduced in 1955, the beloved Karmann Ghia was an interesting German-Italian joint effort. The body was produced by Karmann under contract, but was designed by the famous Italian design firm Ghia. The car far surpassed its creator’s expectations in both execution and commercial success. When production ceased at the Osnabruck plant in July 1974, 283,501 coupes and 80,897 convertibles had been produced.
We are pleased to present this lovely and fully restored Karmann Ghia convertible, complete with a Sapphire push-button AM radio and stock steel wheels and hubcaps. The finish of the handsome green paint is excellent, while the tan interior, top and boot are all in excellent overall condition.

B. Mitchell Carlson

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Brian wrote his first auction report for Old Cars Weekly in 1990 and has contributed his colorful commentary in Sports Car Market since 1998. His work appears regularly in Kelley Blue Book, and also in a handful of marque-specific publications. Carlson shuns what he calls “single-marque tunnel vision” and takes great pride in his “vehicular diversity.” He attends about two dozen auctions per year, but he broke away to roar around Oregon with Paul Hardiman in SCM’s Dodge Viper and Porsche 911 Turbo in the 2015 Northwest Passage.

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