T for 34: ’68 VW Karmann Ghia T34
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 (today’s does not have one).
The Type 34 has a beautifully handcrafted body sharing the same engine and transmission, suspension and frame of the Type 3. 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 imported by the original owner who was living in Frankfurt. A few years into the ownership of the T34, he relocated to Arizona and brought the VW with him. It has 2 owners since then however the mileage was kept to a remarkable 62,000. It was sympathetically restored inside and out and is quite stunning. The price reflects the rarity and condition because it is bid to $23,300 and still has days to go. Click here for the listing.