Great in traffic: ’70 VW Karman Ghia Auto Stick
You are a real VW fan but tired of shifting. This may be your best option – a 35,000 original mile Karman Ghia with the Auto Stickshift. Officially called the Volkswagen Automatic Stickshift, this transmission was a three speed manual connected to a vacuum-operated automatic clutch. When the driver put their hand on the gearshift the clutch would disengage by a 12-volt solenoid operating the vacuum clutch, allowing shifting between gears, once they moved their hand the clutch would re-engage automatically. The transmission was also equipped with a torque converter, allowing the car to idle in gear. This one looks pretty legitimate from the photos but a conversation with the seller should hopefully reveal anything dramatic like a salvage title. We would immediately refinish the wheels back to the proper silver and get those neat chrome trim rings dealers used to love to add-on. The interior looks pretty much like a low mileage car should and the same could be said of the engine bay. If you don’t mind going a little slower than a regular Ghia, this is a pretty special little car for $14,500. That’s a bit pricey but find another 35,000 mile example. Click here for the seller’s contact information.