1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Sport Edition

Lot Number: 911

1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Sport Edition

An outstanding restoration of one of the rarest Karmann Ghia models, the Sport Edition.

  • Sold for an undisclosed sum.

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 20th May, 2023 at 1.00pm BST at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN

  • Body Colour

    Saturn Yellow

  • Drive


  • Registration Number

    ENT 203L

  • Odometer Reading

    41000 Miles


An outstanding restoration of one of the rarest Karmann Ghia models, the Sport Edition.


The Karmann Ghia ‘Sports Edition’ is one of the rarest Karmann Ghias ever produced with this particular example thought to be the only one presently in the UK.  Legend has it that VW America approached Karmann directly in 1972 with a proposal that they produce a limited edition, the ‘Sport’, directly for VW America with a total of less than 300 thought to have rolled off the production line prior to the project being quashed by VW Germany who were not best pleased that a deal had been struck without their knowledge or approval. With a sales timespan of just two months, March and April 1973, before the plug was pulled the true capacity of the project was never realised and just 20 or so are now thought to remain worldwide. All were finished in Saturn Yellow with black accents complemented by a ‘Rostyle’-type road wheels and 1,600cc motivation.

Imported to the UK in 1973 by the present owner, a time-served classic restoration engineer, this ex-Californian Sports Ghia has had one of the most detailed and comprehensive restorations with the only deviation from standard being a twin-carb set up which delivers fuel to a fully balanced and blueprinted engine giving a more enjoyable and user friendly experience. Totally rebuilt, bodily and mechanically it has to be said that the attention to detail throughout is exceptional with your early inspection welcomed and encouraged to fully appreciate the quality of what must surely be the pinnacle of Karmann Ghia ownership.


Lot Number
Registration Number
ENT 203L
MOT Expiry
Chassis Number
Engine Number
Body Colour
Saturn Yellow



For further information regarding this lot please contact Charles.




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A member of the administration team will contact you to confirm your transport plans after the auction. If we do not hear back from you by 9am on Monday 22nd May, we will arrange for our transport partners to collect the vehicle on your behalf.


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