Type 3 Registry

Undisclosed's 1962 Karmann Ghia/T34
Undisclosed's 1964 Karmann Ghia/T34

Undisclosed's 1969 Karmann Ghia/T34

Rating: 3.1 * * * * *
Description: Found in Everett's Scrapbook on TheSamba. On November 10, 2001, I visited with the seller of this 1969 Automatic Type 3 Ghia. It appeared to have no rust in floor pans or body but had evidence of front and rear damage. The car was stated to have 33K original miles, which, although backed up by the presence of an original engine case, seemed unlikely given the body damage, missing parts, and "personal touches" made by the previous owners. Car was stated to have been a California car that spent a few years in New Jersey before moving to its current location above Phoenix, AZ. The car was not running when I arrived, due to the infestation of a mouse which had chewed up most of the engine wiring, including the spark plug wires. I assisted the owner in getting it running but a rusted-through exhaust prevented an auditory examination of the engine's condition. He also stated it ! had some trouble going into reverse, due to misadjusted automatic transmission linkage. Although I am not familiar with the automatic models, the car appeared to have all the engine extras associated with an automatic - additional vacuum ports on the carburetors, unique carburetor linkage with a kick-down switch, some extra wiring for various relays, etc..


VIN: 349227720
Registered 14 years ago: Thursday, July 7, 2005