1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia TC
- Chassis: BM012361
- 36k Kilometers (~11k Miles) Shown, TMU
- 1.6L Flat-Four
- Four-Speed Manual Transaxle
- Yellow Paint
- Black Vinyl Upholstery
- Bright-Finished 15" Alloy Wheels
- Front Disc Brakes
- Dual Solex Carburetors
- Chrome Bumpers
- Woodgrain Shift Knob
- Push-Button Radio
- Refurbishment Photos
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This 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia TC is #12,276 of the approximately 18k examples that were produced by Volkswagen do Brasil from 1970 through 1976. The car underwent refurbishment work in Brazil before being imported to the US by the seller approximately two years ago. Work included refinishing the body in yellow over black vinyl upholstery, and power comes from a 1.6L flat-four paired with a four-speed manual transaxle. Equipment includes bright-finished 15″ alloy wheels with hubcaps, front disc brakes, dual Solex carburetors, chrome bumpers, a woodgrain shift knob, and a push-button radio. This Karmann Ghia TC is offered with refurbishment photos and a clean Texas title in the seller’s company name.
The Karmann Ghia TC (Touring Coupé) was penned by Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and was built on the Volkswagen’s Type 3 platform for the South American market. The body on this example was removed from the pan before being refinished in yellow in 2020, during prior ownership. Features include a driver-side mirror, venting quarter windows, a single exhaust outlet, and bright-finished elements that include window surrounds, trim, and chrome bumpers.
Bright-finished 15″ alloy wheels wear polished hubcaps and are mounted with 175/65 Dunlop SP 31 A/S tires. Braking is handled by front discs and rear drums.
The cabin features black vinyl seat upholstery with a matching dash pad, door panels, and floor coverings. Amenities include a heater, a woodgrain shift knob, front vent windows, three-point front seat belts, and a push-button radio.
A black two-spoke steering wheel frames VDO instrumentation that includes a 160-km/h speedometer, an analog clock, and a fuel level gauge. The five-digit odometer indicates 36k kilometers (~22k miles), approximately 1k of which have been added by the seller. True mileage is unknown.
The air-cooled 1.6-liter flat-four was shared with the contemporary Type 3 and is equipped with dual Solex 34mm carburetors. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transaxle.
Additional images showing the condition of the underside are included in the gallery below.
Photos documenting various stages of the refurbishment work can be viewed in the gallery.
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|Current Bid||USD $15,000 by JeremyL.|
June 26, 2022 at 11:29AM PT
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