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Re: Squareback versus Ghia? Bad crazyness




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.


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