A rare ’62 Karmann Ghia Convertible with Saxomat! — Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabrio

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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabrio

The Mysterious ’62 Karmann Saxomat Convertible!

Originally in the early 1950s as an image for the fledgling Volkswagenwerke AG and welcome to the Karmann family of coachbuilt the elegant Karmann Ghia has since attained cult car


Luigi Segre of the Italian Ghia designed a breathtakingly body for the utilitarian VW chassis and Wilhelm Karmann was smart not to tamper with the car’s during the two decades of production in the heart of the Fatherland. Despite been built in impressive it is getting increasingly difficult to a decent, any decent early Ghia Coupe today. But try to an open-topped model, a Kabriolett . and you are a real dilemma.

My cars were not made to forever, Herr Karmann stated on more than one And indeed, very few pre-1963 have survived the combined of rust …, abuse, and making this rare a very exciting discovery. But not just a nice early convertible; let’s take a look at the car, and you’ll this ’62 Ghia the term rare to a new level.

It might very well be the surviving example built to exact specification!

A bold no doubt. So what’s so special this one?

Color. order L232 Iris

Mechanicals. 4-speed with automatic clutch (one of a handful made)

Tunes. pull-out radio

Option. VW shift/ignition lock

Accessories. wheels and 1960s FIRESTONE ply tires

But wait, there’s

One of 4,570 1962 Karmann convertibles built, this example was sold new in Hanau, to an U.S. Army sergeant in Gelnhausen. The German-spec car was shipped to sunny California upon the of its owner’s tour of duty. purely for pleasure driving by the sergeant, only 62,316 had accumulated by 2-17-81. as documented on a tire rotation sticker on the jamb.

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabrio

For the last two decades, the has been in dry indoor storage. the odometer shows 67,457 equalling 40,883 miles. The of wear on floor mats, rubbers, and steering wheel. as as the healthy state of the car’s drivetrain, support the indicated Wow!

Click on the above image for a of the car’s left side

Karmann is surprisingly original and Exterior bright trim the new-looking aluminum side emblems are in good to excellent The original, blue canvas top boot is intact and still nicely. The clean convertible top works great and features all the attachments. including the small coat hooks, and even the paper label. The convertible top should be replaced since the plastic window turned and was removed.

Factory-applied original paint the dashboard. The black padded top is in wonderful, un-warped condition and of heat cracks.

Click on any of the images for a full size

Above, from left:

wheel, original horn and horn ring, gauge chrome: everything looks preserved, even the fragile needle! All three VDO gauges including the clock (It’s slow, though. ).

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabrio

Interesting


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