Wheeler Dealers: S8 E9 – Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

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Budget: £10,000
Purchase Price: $10,000 (£6,000)
Final Cost: £10,450
Selling Price: £11,500
Profit/Loss: +£1,050

Work Completed: Gearbox refurbished, engine removed and engine bay cleaned including fitting of new soundproof firewall lining panels, hole in the trunk left from auxiliary heater welded over with new metal, black exterior sills stripped and re-sprayed to match the color of the car, interior refurbished with new dash panels, new carpets and new door cards, exterior cosmetics such as front badge and chrome door trim fitted.

Notes: Purchased in Boise, Idaho. Despite being a German car, it was explained by Mike that the only quality used examples can be found in the American west coast. Restoration price includes £2,050 import tax & shipping and £1000 travel expenses.

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