Tricked out ’68 Karmann Ghia up for Sale

by Paul Strauss
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The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a classic car not because of its power or performance, but because of its design. So we’re on the fence about whether or not a tricked out Karmann Ghia hot rod is a good idea or sacrilege. Either way, the design of this customized Ghia is truly unique.

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Built by several custom shops in Las Vegas at a cost of over $65,000, the green Ghia has already scored several awards, including three Best in Shows at local car shows.

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While the front-end of this car bears a resemblance to its progenitor, the rest of it seems totally custom. It’s had its front end narrowed, and tubular reinforcement placed throughout – presumably so it can handle the additional power of its 200 horsepower Subaru EJ-25 engine, a dramatic increase from the stock 50 horsepower VW engine.

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The car features a modern a truly minimal interior, with classic analog gauges and a Samsung Galaxy mini tablet integrated to provide navigation, as well as a “killer” sound system. Our only concern is just how small that foot pedal box looks. Where the heck do you put your left foot?

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Asking price for the custom Karmann Ghia is $53,000(USD), though the seller is accepting offers on their eBay auction page, and the current auction ends on August 3, 2014.


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