Tag Archives: VW

Dawsonville, GA Karmann Ghia


This may not have belonged to “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville” (Nascar fans know what I’m talking about…) but this ’72 Ghia can be found in the same place. The seller claims that the engine needs to be rebuilt but the rest of the car is sound. A rebuilt 1600 dual port won’t break the bank and with an asking price of $1500 you could get into this Karmann Ghia for a pretty good deal. Find it above on Atlanta’s Craigslist.

Restoration Ready: 1958 VW Single Cab Truck


Up for sale on The Samba is a ’58 Single Cab Splitty project. This truck is remarkably sound and ready for a restoration. The previous owner media blasted the truck from stem to stern so there’s nothing to hide. The truck is equipped with period offroad goodies including coil-over front shocks and air-adjustable rear units. The rear wheel arches were cut to accommodate oversized knobbies but the original steel road wheels and tires are included.

The original engine is long gone but a 1600 dual port that is out to rebuild (it turns freely) is included. The truck bed is solid as are the rear floor pans. The front pans have been patched however new pans are included. Other new panels include a pair of jack points, a new lower nose panel and driver’s side rocker.

The front and rear glass along with the tail lights and turn signals are gone.

Rebuild the engine, add a set of Safari windows and clear coat the body to have one tough shop truck or start a ground up restoration without having to guess at what lurks beneath old fixes and resprays.

Alarmingly Cool Transporter: 1980 Volkswagen German Ambulance


Imagine picking the kids up from school in this Vanagon. Up for sale on The Samba is a 1980 Transporter (Vanagon to us) Ambulance imported from Germany. The owner claims it to be a factory built ambulance complete with sliding stretcher, high/low German siren, Hella blue roof light and a bunch of other specialty goodies. This bus is in Austin, TX and has been registered in the US so transferring to another state shouldn’t be a problem. Find is at the above link for $6,000.

1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia

**Update** July 31, 2013. A friend of the shop went to look at this camper over the weekend. The c/o has not had it on the road yet. Although it does crank and run it has a fair amount of rust at the body seams and around the power and water pickups. Be sure to make a good inspection of this one if interested.


Here’s an ’84 Westy that may have some potential. The body looks straight and the cabinets and canvas top look clean. Its an automatic which isn’t ideal for these busses but for $2800 it may be worth overlooking. Find this one in Bishop, GA.

1964 Volkswagen Beetle


This ’64 Bug was found on Craigslist in Stone Mountain, GA just outside of Atlanta. It was listed for a reasonable $3500 yesterday but upped to $5000 today. We like the look of ┬ápre-’67 bugs with contoured fenders and glass covered headlight assemblies. This one is said to have been converted from 6 to 12v and in “working” condition.