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1963 VW Karmann Ghia


This barn-find Ghia was still in the possession of its original owner when discovered 5 years ago in St. George, Utah! Owing to the area's desert climate, the car was incredibly well preserved, and still in driving condition. The 90,000 miles on the odometer are believed to be original.

Charmed by its two-tone Pacific Blue and white paint, and its amazing, original, and rust-free condition, the current owner chose to update everything mechanical while keeping the Ghia's aesthetics untouched as much as possible. No body or paint work has been performed.

The extensive mechanical work performed by Morris Brothers has resulted in a car that is a blast to drive at any speed. With power to spare, and excellent handling, it is the rare vintage vehicle where the driver can feel at ease in modern traffic.

2180cc Type 1 engine, assembled with new parts
- New AS41 magnesium engine case
- 82mm forged counter-weighted crank
- Super Race connecting rods
- 92mm thick-walled pistons and Cylinder set
- "Panchito" cylinder heads
- Lightened flywheel, Kennedy stage 1 clutch
- VW Dog-house shroud with oem flaps & thermostat
- 12 volt Alternator
- Vintage Speed stainless exhaust
- Full-flow oil system, remote oil filter
- Thermostatically controlled remote oil cooler with electric fan
- Aerospace AN fittings on all oil/breather/fuel hoses
- CB Performance Gen IV EFI system - controlling fuel & ignition
- High volume electric fuel pump
- Idle control valve
- Wide-band O2 sensor
- Barometric correction for real-time fuel adjustment according to altitude

Transaxle - Built by Rancho Performance
- 3.88 Ring & Pinion
- Welded 3rd & 4th gears
- Heavy Duty differential

Suspension & Brakes
- New steering box and steering damper
- Heavy duty sway-bar
- New shocks front and rear
- Narrowed, adjustable front beam
- New torsion springs
- New shortened tie rods
- Front disc brakes
- Updated dual master cylinder

- 12v LED Headlights
- Odyssey Dry Cell battery
- Bosch 12v starter

- Clock replaced with Tachometer, matched to factory speedometer
- Oil temperature and oil pressure gauges (also matching)
- 12 volt accessory socket
- Original radio delete plate
- Original door panels and dash
- Original passenger and rear seat (Drivers seat re-covered at some point by original owner)
- New Coco-Mats

- New Eberspacher Airtronic gasoline heater (modern equivalent of vintage VW gas heater)
- Factory VW heat also functional

*Original 1200cc 40HP engine and transaxle available

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