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1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Convertible Coupe / 1402956336 Vehicle Information

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia photograph

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Sold for $25,300 at 2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl.
Sold for $33,000 at 2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
German coachbuilder Karmann and Italian styling house Ghia had independently proposed ideas for a Beetle variant, but neither were able to convince Volkswagen management until the Osnabruck firm approached the Turin-based carrozerria about a collaborative effort.

The result of their work was a prototype that was shown to Volkswagen chairman Heinz Nordhoff on November 16th of 1953. The design was well received and quickly met with approval. The design was similar to the Chrysler D'Elegance created by Virgil Exner that Ghia was building at the time. The Karmann-Ghia had a pillarless window treatment and a low beltline that ascended into the rear haunches. Body manufacturing and final assembly was handled at Karmann, which was already receiving a steady supply of chassis for Beetle Cabriolets.

The car was produced until 1974.

This example has been given a restoration and is believed to be a California car for much of its early life. It was acquired in the mid-2000s by Hoosier Hot Rods of Syracuse, Indiana and was treated to a its restoration in 2007. It has accrued less than 250 miles since that time. It has color-matched two-spoke steering wheel, wood grain dash panel, Bendix Sapphire XI push-button AM radio, vinyl upholstery, and light blue paint.

Powering this Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Cabriolet is a 1585cc flat four-cylinder engine with a single Solex carburetor. The 60 horsepower it produces is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox.

In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island sale presented by Gooding & Company. It was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $35,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for $25,300 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2012


2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
USD $33,000

2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $25,000-USD $35,000 
Sale Price :
USD $25,300

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1970 sales)
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1402861603
Sold for USD$36,300
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Sold for USD$17,500
  2019 GAA : July 2019
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Sold for USD$11,500
  2019 GAA : July 2019
 
1970 Volkswagen Convertible
Sold for USD$8,250
  2018 GAA : November 2018
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible
Sold for USD$11,000
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: 1402955957
Sold for USD$13,200
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Sold for USD$19,750
  2017 GAA : November
 
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA
Sold for USD$12,000
  2017 Leake Auction - OKC Fairgrounds
 
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA
Sold for USD$15,488
  2016 McCormick's - # 61
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe
Sold for USD$11,000
  2016 Mecum : Chicago
 
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1402571152
Sold for USD$16,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Sold for USD$28,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Resto Mod
Sold for USD$14,500
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Sold for USD$5,000
  2015 Mecum : Kansas City Spring
 
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA CVTBLE
Sold for USD$17,325
  2015 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 58
 
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA
Sold for USD$9,450
  2015 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 58
 
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA CUSTOM
Chassis#: 1402573287
Sold for USD$9,350
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE
Chassis#: 1402573287
Sold for USD$12,650
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1402956336
Sold for USD$33,000
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia image  1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia image  
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible
Sold for USD$14,500
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kansas City$16,000  
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 2016 Silver Auction Arizona in January 2016$15,000  
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1970 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$8,500  
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible 2012 Mecum Auctions Kansas City MO$18,000  
1970 Volkswagen KARMANN GHIA CVTBL 2012 McCormicks Palm Springs Auction 53$10,250  
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 2011 Leake Auction, San Antonio, Texas$7,100  
1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe14024826552008 Shannons Auction 2008 Australian International Motor Show Auction $14,000$18,000
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA 2008 Silver Auction Sun Valley$6,500  
1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA14026660932008 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$4,000  

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