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Details about  1968 Other Makes Karmann Ghia Electric Car

Electric Car - 1968 Karmann Ghia - Full gas to electric conversion

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1968 Other Makes Karmann Ghia Electric Car
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Originally an Arizona vehicle, this 1968 classic Karmann Ghia has been fully restored and converted

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Aug 17, 2013 08:30:00 PDT
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US $9,700.00
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Item location:
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States


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Item specifics

Condition: Used
Seller Notes: Originally an Arizona vehicle, this 1968 classic Karmann Ghia has been fully restored and converted from a gas to electric motor, which bears a bit more power than the original motor! Read more on the details and specifications in the vehicle description.


Exterior Color:



Other Makes

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Karmann Ghia

Number of Cylinders:

Electric - 0 cylinder


Sports Coupe


clutchless manual transmission



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Drive Type:

clutchless manual transmission

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Sub Model:

Electric Car

For Sale By:

Private Seller

1968 Karmann Ghia Electric Car Conversion - "A little bit of retro with a touch of the future!"

No need to look further, this electric car conversion is one of the most affordable conversions that you'll come across.

Buy this little clean green machine and you'll be making a difference, 1 volt at a time. Here's a list of the specs:

Motor: Advanced DC Brushed motor - FB1-4001A series, wound

Controller: Curtis 1231C - Mounted to a component board w/heat sink, with an additional 2 fans mounted below it to support optimal operating temperatures in hot weather.   

Batteries:  9 Trojan T-1275's 12V Lead acid, flooded deep cycle Weight: 82lbs ea. (108V total system voltage)

Drivetrain: Manual  clutchless  4 speed            

 Charger: Quick Charge Onboard charger -  Mounted below the component's board, automatic

 Range: 52 miles per charge (depending on your driving habits)                   

 Speed: 78MPH top speed, however, range is shortened at this speed. Acceleration: 0-30 in 3 seconds!        

 •Driving the electric Ghia requires that one understands and adjusts driving habits, maintaining a regular speed is helpful versus typical driving (speeding up and stopping often). "In second gear, the vehicle will accelerate very quickly from 0 to 40 MPH. From 40 MPH on, it will continue to accelerate nicely, but requires a gear shift to third gear at 50 MPH to prevent over speeding the motor. Third gear is used for driving over 50 MPH up to 70 MPH. At 70 MPH, shifted to fourth gear, the Ghia will continue to accelerate to the top speed (to date of 78 MPH), however, this type of driving will shorten the range considerably." 

Tires:  VW stock 15" tires rated at 44PSI 

Curb Weight:  2700 pounds - battery configuration includes 2 of 9 batteries installed in the front for proper weight distribution, while 7 are installed in a custom built compartment that replaced the original back seat.

Seating: 2 Adults comfortably 

Charging station: Standard plug 110 volt - no need for an expensive charging kit! Very convenient!

Accessory/Instrumentation: Voltmeter, ammeter, speedometer, radio - all powered by a separate 12V AGM battery

Alternator eliminated: - full DC/DC system   

•As opposed to other battery types (lithium batteries), the Trojan 1275's are extremely affordable, which makes owning an electric car a real possibility. Each battery is under 275.00 and if properly maintained, will last five years at the least! At this time, 6 of the 9 batteries have been replaced and barely used (less than 50 miles since replacement), so you'll be ready to enjoy upon receipt!                                                                                                                                  

No emissions, no pollution! Drive a car that makes you feel good about yourself!  

Ahh, yes, the big question...Why the heck am I selling it?? It works fine. In fact, it runs beautifully! So, here is a brief history of the Ghia to take a little mystery out of it. My buddy and I are in to toys (what guy isn't?)! From ultra lights to electric cars, we are ready for a new project. Also, I've kept the Ghia safely garaged over the years since it's rebirth as an electric vehicle and have enjoyed it since. It's been well maintained and as mentioned, has six new batteries. Speaking of maintenance, no more oils changes with this one! Simply check connections and battery water levels monthly, along with a little dusting of the control boards. If properly maintained, the Trojan 1275 batteries can last 5 years. This is very affordable considering the cost of gasoline or lithium battery systems.

Make contact:  No, not with extraterrestrial life....with Me! 2 ways: Dialing 575 312 8310 or via eBay's emailing system. If serious about the purchase, I'll even throw in a free call to my buddy, the engineer of this amazing car! He's the techy guy here, so he'll get all of your super techy questions answered in the event that I can't. I'll accepts calls, texts, or emails, but no ads or solicitations.

-----You know you want it -------Just do it!-----Click it!-----click the bid button and bring her home----show her off to your friends!---------

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