The UK Sports Cars Showroom
1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. (Type 14). 2 owners from new. Right Hand Drive. Lovingly restored to an exceptional standard.
A superbly presented example in every department having recently undergone an fastidious and careful restoration that has been completed to a very high standard whilst paying very close attention not to ‘over restore’ the car. The car was originally owned by a gentleman in Northern England and subsequently spent 30+ years in a dry barn before being purchased by the most recent 2nd owner. Shortly after purchase, he decided to take the vehicle to a reputable bodywork specialist in Bristol for a meticulous and thorough restoration to be conducted. The engine, gearbox, running gear, electrics and every single other component was carefully removed before the body was lifted off the chassis so that an in depth and thorough restoration could be orchestrated. Photographic records show the chassis and floor pans having been meticulously prepared and sprayed in 2k black paint inside and out. The entire bodyshell was stripped to bare metal and any area of rust found professionally rectified before being primed and fully resprayed in the original, early VW colour; Pearl White (matched as closely as possibly to the original paint inside of the glove box).
Having been off the road for so many years and stored, this car is one of the most original and complete examples we have ever come across. It seemed perfectly sensible in this situation to refit the original 6v wiring system, components and battery which work as they would have done from factory. The interior of the car is the most intact, unspoilt and original example we have ever seen in a KG and how it has survived in this condition for over 50 years is remarkable! The red vinyl sits resplendent, showing off the beautiful off white paint work in perfect harmony! Perhaps the all time favourite colour combo on a KG!
If you are looking for a car that gives the perfect balance of a quality restoration whilst still sympathetically retaining key original features and elements, then this is 100% the car for you. It ticks every single box, comes freshly serviced and with 12 months MOT even though no longer required by law for added peace of mind!