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1959 VW Karmann Ghia Lowlight Coupe RHD

Sale price: £9,750.00 make an offer

Pending offers

Date: 2018-03-20

Julian Weston offered usd

Date: 2018-04-21

Harvey Catchpole (from Lowestoft) offered 9000 gbp

Date: 2018-05-09

Rob (from Derby) offered 9750 gbp

Date: 2018-05-09

Rob (from Derby) offered 9750 gbp

Date: 2018-07-05

craig hewitt (from Falls Village) offered usd

Date: 2018-08-02

philip norton (from Rotherham) offered 7500 gbp

Date: 2018-08-02

philip norton (from Rotherham) offered 9000 gbp

Date: 2018-09-04

Stuart Price (from Nottingham) offered 10000 gbp

Date: 2018-12-19

Phil offered usd

Date: 2018-12-19

Phil offered 9500 gbp

Car location: Brize Norton, Oxon, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1959 VW Karmann Ghia Lowlight Coupe RHD for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.1) based on 687 votes
After much thought and contemplation I have decided to put my Lowlight Ghia up for sale. for the sole reason that I would like another camper that we can use as a family. sadly we can't afford both.
She's a 1958 built Feb' 59 (Road Tax and MOT exempt- obviously) registered black over brilliant red car with chassis number 2187315. as you probably know there wasn't an option for a RHD Lowlight (or pre-1960 Ghia). this one was converted by a specialist company in the UK when new. there are a only a few remaining. the owners of which I have been in touch with. This is a very rare car.
She's not a perfect car by any stretch. but not a rot box either. interested parties are probably better off calling to get a full and honest description or arrange a viewing.  
Briefly the worst of it: It runs the original floor pans but these have been patched up in places. notably the nearside pan has been plated up to a later sill covering the usual body mount bolt area. the n/s rear corner below the bumper has had a poor repair and could do with sorting at some point. there's bubbling around the o/s headlight and nostril and also on the swage line behind the n/s door. Not to paint too bad a picture but honesty being the best policy and all that. Like I say. come and have a look and I show you everything. good and bad. these things aside it is structurally solid and an awesome car. the nose has never been hit. Interior - seats. headliner etc are tired but original.
Suspension is standard but I have fitted dropped spindles up front with all new king and links.
The rare 58/59 steering wheel and waffle sun visors are there.
I shall miss the whole experience of Lowlight ownership when it goes. there's nothing quite like it. the reaction it gets on the road is amazing. It's just not a practical car for me right now.
The originality has been lost some time ago. however having had a taller 1500 gearbox and 1641cc SSP motor with twin 40's. berg linkage. stainless CSP comp exhaust and 12v conversion inc alternator and electronic ignition. it's not for the purist but it makes for a great cruiser and have had no bones about jumping in and driving it anywhere.
Price wise I'm looking at £9750 ovno. I have seen project Lowlights for this kind of money recently and this one is on the road and ready to enjoy. if you were inclined to sort the imperfections you could treat it as a rolling project or enjoy it for what it is as I have done.

Please call for more info' and specifics below - interested parties only though please. no dreamers or scammers (who am I kidding!!!)

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Paul Fraser, dated 08 november 2020
Is this still for sale?

from Andy, dated 03 november 2019
Did you ever sell this mate , just came across it

from craig hewitt, dated 03 november 2018
Do you want to sell it ?Thanks Craig Hewitt

from philip norton, dated 06 august 2018
hi i have made offers on the karmann but heard nothing is it still for sale can you call me please on 07722471284
regards philip

from Yoga, dated 01 march 2018
Hi mate,
Is the low light still for sale?

from Pavlos , dated 21 october 2017
Hi, is Stillou for sale?

from titiwat, dated 27 october 2014
karmann ghia still for sale?

many thanks for answer

from john, dated 05 july 2014
Hi. still for sale?

from Nick, dated 18 june 2014
Before asking any questions, can I check whether the car is still for sale?
Any info on the conversion to RHD and any info on experience of parts availability for low light Ghias would be really helpful.
Many thanks.

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