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1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

    1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

    1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia For Sale. AE code 1600cc engine, 4 speed manual transmission, front disc brakes, 15” painted steel wheels with caps and beauty rings, radial tires, Atlas white walls, classic red exterior, bumper guards,  chrome exhaust tips, dual sport mirrors, black bucket seat interior, AM/FM/CD radio, fold down rear seat. This classic air cooled VW is a great entry level classic that will put a fun toy in your garage without breaking the bank!!!

    Automotive History:

    The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a sports car marketed in 2+2 coupe (1955–1974) and convertible (1957–1974) body styles by Volkswagen. Internally designated the Typ 14, the Karmann Ghia combined the chassis and mechanicals of the Type 1 (Beetle) with styling by Luigi Segre of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia and hand-built bodywork by the German coach-builder Karmann.

     From 1962-1969, Volkswagen marketed the Typ 34, with angular bodywork and based on the Type 3 platform and mechanicals.

    More than 445,000 Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car’s production life, not including the Type 34 variant. Karmann Ghia Brazil produced 41,600 cars locally for South America between 1962 and 1975.

    In August 1957, Volkswagen introduced a convertible version of the Karmann Ghia. Exterior changes in 1961 included wider and finned front grilles, taller and more rounded rear taillights and headlights relocated to a higher position – with previous models and their lower headlight placement called lowlights. The Italian designer Sergio Sartorelli, designer of Type 34, oversaw the various restylings of Type 14.

    In 1970, larger taillights integrated the reversing lights and larger wrap-around turn signals. Still larger and wider taillights increased side visibility. In 1972, large square-section bumpers replaced the smooth round originals. For the USA model only, 1973 modifications mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) included energy-absorbing bumpers. A carpeted package shelf replaced the rear seat.

    In late 1974 the car was superseded by the Porsche 914 and the Golf/Rabbit based Scirocco.

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