Saturday, August 15, 2015

Razor Edge: 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 was the successor to the original Type 14 Ghia, and was never exported to the US market.  In the land of freedom we conditioned to get the old Type 14 Ghi through 1974 and never got the handsome 1962-1969 Type 34, so you'll have to find a captive import if you want one.  The result is that prices are extremely high for nice examples in the US so if you want one for cheap, you will need to look for a project.  Like this 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 offered for $6,500 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

The Type 34 uses basic Type 3 mechanical bits under its Sergio Sartorelli designed sheet metal and nobody but the nerdiest VW fanatic will have a clue what you are driving. Replacement mechanical parts for the Der Große Karmann (the big Karmann) will be cheap and available, but forget getting new trim, body, interior -- any parts that are specific to the Type 34.  This one will require a complete make over, but the price is decent, and the seller has a '65 model available as well which could be a good parts car.  See another rare old thing that just needs some TLC?

1 comment:

  1. Back in the day we had a few around where I grew up in California, and they always seemed ugly as hell, even compared to the lesser KG.

    Now...they're not bad at all, but it's not something I want bad enough to throw real money at.


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