Reluctantly up for sale, as I still have a hot rod itch I need to scratch! is my beautiful Atlas Grey Karmann Ghia.
It's a '67 model, so all the best features - front disc brakes, ball joint suspension combined with early style front & rear lights, towel rail bumpers & nicer interior. It's a Southern Californian car, imported in 1997 & given a mild restoration at the Karmann Ghia Centre around this time. It was painted Atlas Grey & had the interior retrimmed in tan leather. It is absolutely rock solid barring a couple of very minor spots (& I'm being very picky here!). In the past it's had a floorpan repair panel put in, but has been undersealed ever since - no bodywork issues at all (not many Ghias you can say that about!).
Mechanically, it has a 1600 TP fitted, of unknown age & mileage, but has been a really strong & reliable motor, with twin 40 Kadron carbs & full stainless exhaust/header combo, it's actually pretty brisk & will cruise along happily with more modern stuff on the motorway. We've been on trips to several shows & it's never let me down.
I've lowered it with drop spindles at the front & a 1 spline drop at the rear & currently sits on grey powdercoated steel wheels with whiteband tyres & baby moon hubcaps. Loads of other new parts fitted during my ownership, such as brakes, track rods, steering damper, fuel pump, all new fuel hoses, FPR & gauge, plus loads of other bits & pieces.
Interior is tan leather with black doorcards & carpets - all in good nick, but the front seats are showing a few signs of wear & tear. I've fitted a Moto Lita leather Cobra style steering wheel with polished boss. There's an Alpine CD hidden in the glovebox, with the original dash radio for show - all in all, a nice place to be!
The only detracting thing I guess, if I'm being hyper-critical, is the paintwork - looks great from a few feet away, but it's had a couple of touch ups over the years which aren't very well blended, plus a couple of areas of worn laquer (rear wing tops & driver's door). With a repaint, this could be a real show winner, but I haven't gone down that route because I quite like it as it is, with a bit of 'patina'. I never bought it to be a show car, it gets used regularly (in good weather only). The brightwork is all pretty good & shiny, just a few bits of minor pitting.
Just been MOT'd & taxed, so if you're looking for a lovely Ghia to jump straight in & enjoy, then this is the one!
Price now reduced to £6500