Value Guide & Market Watch

updated April 2004

Auction results analysis   Book Value

 

 

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This is where I'll keep an eye on the Karmann Ghias that appear on ebay. The prices shown will only include cars that sell, regardless of bids. If the sellers reserve is not met, they won't be included. This does not necessarily give an accurate view of current Karmann Ghia values, especially since some sellers may have high reserves, and their cars don't sell.

 

Date Range: March 5 - April 3 2004 (last month in brackets)

Average Selling Price: $3,904.81 (+16% - $3,357.90)

Price Range: $152.50 - $14,999.00

Quantity Listed: 92 (+17% - 78)
Quantity Sold: 45 (+7% - 42)

% Successful: 48% (53%)

Overall, a pretty healthy market this month. More cars listed, more cars sold, higher average. Interesting to note that the highest price paid this frame was for a 1973 Coupe. So much for those who say "fat chick" Ghias are less desirable...

Pricing Options

% of Listings Avg. Price % Successful

Auction, no Reserve 

34.78% $2,438.03 59%

Auction with Reserve

65.22% $4,976.69 43%

Auction with BIN

21.74% $4,505.4 50%

Fixed Price

0.00% N/A N/A

 

Scheduled Start Day

% of Listings Avg. Price % Successful

Sunday 

16.30% $3.602.33 40%

Monday

9.78% $2,431.88 44%

Tuesday

11.963% $4,139.43 54%

Wednesday

9.78% $4,913.42 66%

Thursday

17.39% $4,576.25 50%

Friday

14.13% $3,566.56 69%

Saturday

20.65% $3,558.17 31%

 

eBay Marketing Features

% of Listings Avg. Price % Successful

No Features

51.52% $3,707.89 46%

Bold 

9.78% $5,090.00 55%

Highlight

10.87% $4,051.76 60%

Gallery

0.00% N/A N/A

Gallery Featured

0.00% N/A N/A

Featured Plus

0.00% N/A N/A

Gift Icon

2.17% $4000.00 50%
 

The one I would have bought:

no pic

1969  Volkswagen : Karmann Ghia

"I`ve had this Ghia 5 or 6 years but it has been garaged much of the time.At 81 I`ve lost interest and must simplify my life. I drove it to Phoenix in December from the East Coast. Rebuilt 36 hp engine ran strong all the way. Has new ball joints, new front brake rotors and calipers, new rear brake linings, and new muffler. Body almost completely restored. Rust in rear floor and needs side rear view mirror. Cassette stereo with fibreglas speaker enclosures. Great mechanical shape but needs paint job. Passed NYS inspection. Drive it while you finish restoration. "

Sold: 07 March

Reserve:$600

Selling Price $1,450.00

Bids: 32

The low selling price was probably low because the seller had no pictures of the car. Even so, you can't go wrong for $1,450.

 

These are value guides from various sources. The phrase "book value" doesn't mean what it used to, since there's lots of books these days, but the following tables will give you an idea of what the experts say.

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1969 KARMANN GHIA 
Model: 2 DOOR COUPE 
Weight: 1,852 
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $2,365 
Low Retail: $3,850 
Average Retail: $5,875 
High Retail: $9,550 
1969 KARMANN GHIA 
Model: 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE 
Weight: 1,852 
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $2,575 
Low Retail: $5,050 
Average Retail: $7,775 
High Retail: $12,600 

 

VOLKSWAGEN
    Fair   Good   Excellent
1958 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 8,275.00   *
1959 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 8,225.00   *
1960 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 8,175.00   *
1961 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,700.00   *
1962 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,650.00   *
1963 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,600.00   *
1964 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,550.00   *
1965 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,500.00   *
1966 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,000.00   *
1967 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 8,000.00   *
1968 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,950.00   *
1969 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,900.00   *
1970 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,850.00   *
1971 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,800.00   *
1972 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,750.00   *
1973 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,700.00   *
1974 Karmann Ghia Convertible   *   $ 7,625.00   *
1955 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 6,350.00   *
1956 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 6,300.00   *
1957 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 6,250.00   *
1958 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,925.00   *
1959 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,900.00   *
1960 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,875.00   *
1961 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,775.00   *
1962 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,725.00   *
1963 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,700.00   *
1964 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,675.00   *
1965 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,625.00   *
1966 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,550.00   *
1967 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,975.00   *
1968 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,925.00   *
1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,900.00   *
1970 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,875.00   *
1971 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,825.00   *
1972 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,800.00   *
1973 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,775.00   *
1974 Karmann Ghia Coupe   *   $ 4,725.00   *
* For more values, purchase or subscribe to CPI Value Guide.

 

Cars & Parts Magazine - Ultimate Collector Car Price Guide 2003 Edition

 

Condition:

 

6

parts car

5

beater

4

daily driver

3

pretty nice

2

show winner

1

museum piece

1956-57    $      550  $      1,500  $      2,500  $      5,100  $        8,800  $      12,500
1958-60 Coupe  $      550  $      1,500  $      2,500  $      5,100  $        8,800  $      12,500
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      6,100  $      10,600  $      15,200
1961-63 Coupe  $      550  $      1,500  $      2,500  $      5,100  $        8,800  $      12,500
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      6,100  $      10,600  $      15,200
1964-65 Coupe  $      550  $      1,450  $      2,450  $      4,900  $        8,500  $      12,000
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      6,100  $      10,600  $      15,200
1966 Coupe  $      500  $      1,350  $      2,350  $      4,700  $        8,100  $      11,500
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      6,100  $      10,600  $      15,200
1967 Coupe  $      500  $      1,350  $      2,350  $      4,700  $        8,100  $      11,500
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      6,100  $      10,600  $      15,200
1968 Coupe  $      500  $      1,300  $      2,250  $      4,500  $        7,700  $      11,000
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      5,900  $      10,200  $      14,700
1969 Coupe  $      500  $      1,300  $      2,250  $      4,500  $        7,700  $      11,000
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      5,900  $      10,200  $      14,700
1970 Coupe  $      500  $      1,300  $      2,250  $      4,500  $        7,700  $      11,000
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      5,900  $      10,200  $      14,700
1971-72 Coupe  $      500  $      1,300  $      2,250  $      4,500  $        7,700  $      11,000
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      5,900  $      10,200  $      14,700
1973 Coupe  $      500  $      1,300  $      2,250  $      4,500  $        7,700  $      11,000
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      5,900  $      10,200  $      14,700
1974 Coupe  $      500  $      1,300  $      2,250  $      4,500  $        7,700  $      11,000
Convertible  $      650  $      1,700  $      3,000  $      5,900  $      10,200  $      14,700

 

Old Cars Weekly (US) 2003 Standard Guide To Cars & Pricing

Condition:

 

6

parts car

5

beater

4

daily driver

3

pretty nice

2

show winner

1

museum piece

1956

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

1957

Coupe

$500

$1450

$2400

$4800

$8400

$12000

1958

Coupe

$500

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

Cabrio

$550

$1800

$3000

$6000

$10500

$15000

1959

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1960

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1961

Coupe

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14800

Cabrio

$600

$1800

$3000

$6000

$10500

$15000

1962

Coupe

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14800

Cabrio

$600

$1800

$3000

$6000

$10500

$15000

1963

Coupe

$550

$1550

$2600

$5600

$9800

$14800

Cabrio

$600

$1700

$2800

$6000

$10500

$15000

1964

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1965

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1966

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1967

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1968

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1969

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1970

Coupe

$500

$1550

$2600

$5200

$9100

$13000

Cabrio

$550

$1700

$2800

$5600

$9800

$14000

1971

Coupe

$500

$1450

$2400

$4800

$8400

$12000

Cabrio

$550

$1600

$2700

$5400

$9450

$13500

1972

Coupe

$500

$1450

$2400

$4800

$8400

$12000

Cabrio

$550

$1600

$2700

$5400

$9450

$13500

1973

Coupe

$500

$1350

$2200

$4480

$7700

$11000

Cabrio

$550

$1550

$5200

$5200

$9100

$13000

1974

Coupe

$400

$1250

$2100

$4200

$7350

$10500

Cabrio

$500

$1800

$2500

$5000

$8750

$12500

 

Classic & Sportscar Magazine (UK) -Buyer's Guide-

Classic &  Sports Car

show

average

restorable

Coupe

8000

3500

1000

Cabrio

9750

4500

1900

 

Practical Classics Magazine (UK) -Buyer's Guide-

excellent

good

driver

Coupe

6000

3750

2000

Cabrio

8500

6000

3000