1965 Karmann Ghia | Pro-G


Rough, forgotten, and inhabited by cats and their leftover prey, this 1965 Karmann Ghia wasn’t exactly enticing to the casual observer. It had been in Onnie’s family from the day her great aunt bought it new. When Aunt Alice died, the Ghia sat in the New Mexico desert for years until Professor Jack finally got the family’s sign-off on restoring it. He reworked the motor and got it running, then took it out to get serious about the restoration. A friend planned to help – until life happened, as it does. Jack went looking for a shop he could trust to turn that Dub into the one in his dreams. 


Purists, you might want to look away right now. While we’re certainly not drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa, this Ghia’s getting some rather radical customizations. Think of it as a reimagination of what the original designers would have done… if they got another shot at it today.

The juicy details:

  • 1776 cc Dual Port Engine
  • Stage 2 Freeway Flyer Transmission Built by Aircooled Werks
  • 4-Wheel Wilwood Brakes
  • Fancy Schmancy Audio System
  • 356 Air Grills in the Deck Lid
  • Pro Car Racing Seats
  • Chrome? Nope. Nada. Niet. None.



Restoration Level

Porsche Rims

White Powder Coated Pan

Rust? Rodents? We've Seen It All

My, What Big Eyes You Have

Blast Off!

A Room With A View

Ghia Got a Nose Job