Another serviceman’s car: ’60 VW Karmann Ghia
We know that the Karmann Ghia was designed for VW to be a Halo car. A car that would enhance the brand and attract people to the showroom. They were built with VW Type 1 components but the body was built with lots of love by the folks at Karmann. The Ghia folks designed such beautiful lines on this little jewel that Karmann had to do a lot of hand work to get all the panels to fit just so. Now this find was purchased new in Germany by a US Serviceman. They must have given him a German language Owner’s Manual by mistake because after the initial service at 238 miles in Germany, he never serviced the car again. That didn’t sit right with the engine and in protest it tried to hit the owner by throwing a rod. That will teach him. The Serviceman, perhaps out of embarrassment, pushed the Ghia into a garage and left it there. So with 20,000 miles on the speedometer, it rested until 1986 when it was rescued by a VW Parts manager from the local dealer. He made everything right and got it running like 1960 again. The he let it sit until 2008. The current seller is the 3rd owner and he too has only accumulated 500 miles on the Ghia. What is it with these people and this poor little car! Somebody buy it and use it. It needs a little love in the body around the headlamps and might require a 2nd respray in its original color. But it is said to be fully sorted by the 3rd owner.The asking price is $12,600. Contact the seller by clicking here.