Unknown Ghia: ’68 Volkswagen “Karmann Ghia” Type 34
The Type 34, based on the Type 3 sedan, was the halo model of the entire VW line. It had the distinction of being the most expensive VW available, the fastest, and the most luxurious. The Type 34 had a host of standard amenities as a cigar lighter, electric clock, locking steering column, front & rear vent windows, variable wiper controls, and luxurious interior accommodations. It also had the distinction of being the only VW fitted with built-in fog lights and the option of an electrically operated steel sliding sunroof. The Type 34 was a beautifully handcrafted body on a standard Type III chassis and running gear. It shared the same engine and transmission, suspension and frame. We never received the T34 here in the US because VW didn’t think the US buyer would appreciate the Corvair-like styling and price. So today’s T34 was an import form an Armed Services family. We love the pastel blue exterior with a light interior. This model year had a faux wood dashboard. The car is said to have the original engine and transmission and everything is in top working order. The seller seems to know these pretty well and has priced it at $25,000. Click here for the listing.