Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weekend Quickies

1966 Type 34 ("Razor") Karmann Ghia - This is a Type 34 Karmann Ghia. It was based on VW Type 3 platform (Squareback, Fastback, Notchback, etc.) It was introduced in 1961 and was the most expensive VW available.

It was, of course, designed by Ghia and built by Karmann. It bears no resemblance to the Type 1 Karmann Ghia and looks Italian. Because of its sharp lines it was commonly called the "Razor Karmann Ghia".

The type 34 shared it's 1500 engine with the Type 3 VW. It was quick and, compared to the Type 1, handled very well.

Volkswagen never officially imported this car to the US. Many found there way here though, usually via Canada. Ironically, the US now has the largest number of known Type 34s left in the world (400 of the total 1,500 to 2,000 or so remaining).

This car looks good, but is a project. The seller states that it has some structural problems. However, all the very hard to find Type 34 exclusive parts appear to still be with the car. If you're handy with a MIG, this could be a good buy. The price, $5000.00, is a bit on the high side, but with these cars being as rare as they are, it's not outrageous.

Located in Reiserstown, MD, click here to see the Craigslist listing.

Click here to find the Type 34 Registry website.

1974 Audi 100LS - As I wrote in an earlier post, the 100LS had a ton of problems and there are very few around anymore. I saw one this summer at Lime Rock, but that was the first one I had seen in probably 5 or 6 years.

The one I wrote about earlier was located in Olympia, Washington. This one is also located in Washington, on Vashon Island. (Washington must be the place for old Audi 100LS'.) It needs some work, but it's in decent condition.

Audi makes some pretty incredible cars these days, but it wasn't always that way. A car like this is a great reminder of how far they've come. Like so many cars I write about, it's a piece of history and one that deserves to be preserved.

Click here to see the Craigslist listing.

1972 Fiat 124 Coupe - Back in July I wrote about this Fiat 124 Coupe.

If you missed out on it last time, it's back. As happens so often on eBay, the high bidder didn't follow through on the transaction.

As I said back then, this is the nicest 124 Coupe I have ever seen. Find it here on eBay.

1975 Bricklin SV1 - Did you miss out on buying a brand new Bricklin back in the 1970s? Here's your second chance...

This is a 600 mile, never titled, 1975 Bricklin. There's not much more I can say about this car. That sentence pretty much says it all.

I wrote about another low mileage Bricklin back in June. I closed it with this paragraph...

Even though I'm not crazy about Bricklins, I realize it is a fascinating piece of automotive history. Whether you believe Malcolm Bricklin is a visionary or a huckster, he did pull off what many people have dreamed about but few have done; create a car and a car company.
(You can find the entire post here.)

I still have the same thoughts today.

Located at a Chevy dealer in Warren, PA, you can find the eBay listing here.

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