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74 GHIA

1974 KARMANN GHIA-DAILY DRIVER 97-98
I PURCHASED THIS CAR FOR 2000 DOLLARS IN '97 FOR A DAILY DRIVER. IT WAS DRIVEN APROX 400 MILES PER WEEK OVER THE TIME THAT I OWNED IT. FOREST GREEN PAINT, BLACK VINYL RIBBED PANEL INTERIOR,GREY PILE CARPET KIT, THIS WAS A NICE GHIA. ALL THE REBUILD WORK WAS DONE PRIOR TO MY PURCHASING IT. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GOOD PHOTOS OF IT ON THE VW COLLECTION PAGE.AS FAR AS THE REPAIRS DURING MY TERM: ONE BRAKE DRUM,CARB REBUILD,AND ONE TIE ROD.

THE DOWN SIDE OF THIS GHIA
EVEN THOUGH THE CAR WAS VERY NICE AND RAN QUITE WELL, THERE STILL WERE A FEW DRAWBACKS. IN THE REBUILDING OF IT , THERE WAS A BIT OF BONDO USED HERE AND THERE, WHICH I FOUND IN TIME, AS I WORKED ON IT. THERE WAS ALSO A BIT OF RUST UNDERNEATH THAT WAS A SMALL PROBLEM, AND THE PASSENGER SIDE PAN WAS GOING TO NEED SOME REPAIR IN THE FUTURE. OTHER THAN THE BODYWORK, IT WAS A SOUND CAR.



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