1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe with 26644 kilometres currently showing on the speedo.
This beautiful car was first delivered to Sweden in May 1965 and specified in black exterior paintwork colour code 041 with contrasting red/orange vinyl interior. The 40ps air cooled engine sounds great and runs like a sewing machine, with very light pedal controls and gearchange, making this a very fun and quirky little car to drive.
There is a history folder full of invoices and receipts which also includes original service books, wallet, guarantee, as well as the service history for the car. Cross checking the service invoices through the years we have reason to believe that the mileage reading could well be genuine, making this a very interesting car indeed.
Bodywork-wise, it has clearly been renovated at some stage, and the quality of the paintwork is very good, with a nice smooth and shiny finish, although not concours, as this car was built and used rather than merely built to be a museum piece. As a good useable car this is a truly excellent example, unspoiled and un-modified and it even comes with an early Blaupunkt am/fm radio that sits perfectly in the gloss black dashboard and shares the white buttons and switches that adorn the rest of the dash. The White Wall Tyres give the car a very elegant look, and contrast very well with the gloss black paintwork.
From every angle, inside and out, this car transports you back to the 60’s with its completely original look, feel and smell, and simplistic beauty. Just stood there being photographed, it attracted onlookers and people wandering up to talk about how pretty it is, and how it reminds them of the one they used to have, and so it was very clear this pretty little thing has a character that people can easily associate with.
It was purchased from its original owner in 2002 by renowned Pininfarina Automotive Designer Michael Fink when it had just 19,000kms on the clock, and he owned it for 16 years, where he proudly exhibited it in classic car shows throughout U.S, paying particular attention to making sure it was always kept dry stored between shows. This 16 years of care and ownership has gone a long way to making this car what it is today, which is a quirky characterful car that is easy to drive, charming, and a talking point wherever it goes.