When my mother went to buy her first car, she had her sights set on a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Ever the practical man, my grandfather told her she shouldn’t be buying something without a backseat. He steered her towards buying a 1972 Super Beetle instead, even if he was a very “buy American” consumer at that point. So a Super Beetle with an Automatic Stick Shift gearbox it was. To this day, every time a Karmann Ghia will pass, my mother always mentions how much she wanted one, but at this point, it’s unrealistic she’ll probably try her hand at ownership. This 1973 Karmann Ghia for sale by The Gallery Brummen in The Netherlands is an amazing survivor with original paint sourced from an owner in Switzerland.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia at the Gallery Brummen
Model: Karmann Ghia
Engine: 1.3 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 61,000 km (~ 37,903 mi)
Price: €27,950 (~ $38,104 USD)
Where to find such a car? Super original VW Karmann Ghia Coupé. Comes from first owner in Switzerland with only 61.000 km original!!! Original European car, No USA reimport. The condition of the car is really nearly perfect! beautiful original and unrestored, first paint! Interior like new. All original booklets, leaflets etc. Dealer maintained and the services all nicely stamped in the service booklet. For a collector of originality is this really a must have. Over 350 Classic and sportscars in stock. More information and photos on www.thegallerybrummen.nl. Or contact us by phone: 0031-575-564055.
This is certainly one of the priciest Karmann Ghias I’ve ever come across, but this dealer is well known for being a toy store for classic car enthusiasts. At the price, this one is realistically out of reach for collectors in the US. In addition, there are still good original and well restored examples to be found on these shores, which leads a lot of Europeans to come and raid our supply of not just Karmann Ghias, but all classics. The uniqueness of this example, being an original paint, one owner car, might be enough for a particular collector to write the big check.