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On Sun, 26 Jul 1998, Martin Peitz wrote: >Yesterday I looked at a 71 Karmann Ghia for sale. > >The price was not cheap but definitely ok. OK as in, under $10,000, or OK as in under $1,000? :-) >You can not restore a car to that condition. Especially the Ghia is >difficult. Now that sounds like a challenge :-) But it's true. Even if you restored a car "to that condition" it would still be "restored" as opposed to "original." >When I was looking at the Ghia I thought to myself: "I wish it were a >Squareback". >I'd buy it. For the same money. I wish people were not so shy about saying how much cars actually change hands for. >This is stupid of course. Type III's are worth not nearly as much as >Ghias. *ahem* ... In the same condition, of the same vintage, I'd say a squareback beats a ghia hands down, in every respect. You cannot compare a rusty, worn out fastback to a shiny new ghia cabriolet... But I believe I'd much rather have a square, and would think it worth more.