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1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 12,345 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1600cc
  • 1959
  • 738XVR
  • Blue
  • Dealer
  • Saint Leonards-on-sea, United Kingdom


This is a beautifully restored by us (Californian Classics Ltd Karmann Ghia restoration specialists) 1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, being a 59 it is a lowlight and the most beautiful of all Karmann Ghia models.

The interior is a direct replication of the original interior style including the original lowlight only steering wheel, the restoration was carried out by us several years ago. And Pete our MD jumped at the opportunity to buy the car back as we knew its history and it had only carried out approx 200 road miles since leaving us. It is a magazine featured car and show winning car it will be sold fully serviced and with a fresh years mot

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- details aboveTitle: The Timeless Elegance of the 1959 Lowlight Karmann Ghia

In the automotive world, some designs transcend the boundaries of time, captivating enthusiasts across generations. Among these timeless classics stands the 1959 Lowlight Karmann Ghia, a vehicle that blends the sleek lines of a sports car with the reliability of a Volkswagen.

Introduced as a collaboration between the renowned German coachbuilder Karmann and Volkswagen, the Karmann Ghia made its debut in the mid-1950s. However, it was the 1959 model, known as the "Lowlight," that truly captured the hearts of car aficionados.

What sets the 1959 Lowlight Karmann Ghia apart is its distinctive styling, characterized by its low, sleek silhouette and elegant curves. The term "Lowlight" refers to the small, round taillights that adorn the rear of the vehicle, a design feature unique to the early models of the Karmann Ghia. These taillights add a touch of nostalgia and vintage charm, further enhancing the car's allure.

Under the hood, the 1959 Karmann Ghia boasted a rear-mounted, air-cooled, flat-four engine, delivering a modest yet spirited performance. While it may not have been the fastest car on the road, its nimble handling and responsive steering ensured an exhilarating driving experience.

Inside, the Karmann Ghia exuded a sense of refinement and sophistication. The minimalist dashboard, adorned with chrome accents and analog gauges, evoked a bygone era of automotive design. Despite its compact dimensions, the interior offered surprising comfort, with ample legroom and supportive seats.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal and driving dynamics, the 1959 Lowlight Karmann Ghia also symbolizes an era of post-war optimism and innovation. In the midst of economic recovery and cultural renaissance, this car embodied the spirit of progress and freedom, offering an affordable yet stylish alternative to conventional sports cars of the time.

Today, the 1959 Lowlight Karmann Ghia remains a coveted collector's item, cherished by enthusiasts and collectors alike. Its timeless design and enduring legacy serve as a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of its creators. Whether parked at a classic car show or cruising down the open road, the Karmann Ghia continues to captivate admirers with its timeless elegance and unmistakable charm.

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