1966 Volkswagen bug and 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Drag Racing (1)
Friday night at racelegal.com drag racing 3-23-2012 karmann ghia and volkswagen bettle
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a 2+2 coupe and convertible marketed from 1955 to 1974 by Volkswagen -- combining the chassis and mechanicals of the Type 1 (Beetle), styling by Luigi Segre of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia, and hand-built bodywork by German coach-builder Karmann.
The Karmann Ghia was internally designated the Type 14. Volkswagen later introduced a variant in 1961, the Type 34 -- featuring angular bodywork and based on the newly introduced Type 3 platform.
Production doubled soon after its introduction, becoming the car most-imported into the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague selected the Type 14 for his list of the world's most beautifully designed products.
Over 445,000 Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car's production life -- not including the Type 34 variant. Karmann Brazil produced 41,600 cars locally for South America between 1962 and 1975.
The Volkswagen Beetle is a compact car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen introduced in 2011 for model year 2012 as the successor to the New Beetle featuring a lower profile while retaining an overall shape recalling the original Volkswagen Beetle.
The Beetle is longer than the New Beetle (now 4,278 mm (168.4 in) and sharing the A5 (PQ35) platform with the current Volkswagen Jetta. It also has a lower profile, being 12 mm (0.5 in) lower than its predecessor and is wider, being 88 mm (3.5 in) wider. The boot is now 310 L (11 cu ft), up from 209 L (7.4 cu ft). The second generation Beetle will be built alongside the Jetta at Volkswagen's plant in Puebla, Mexico. Although early production versions in both Europe and North America have arrived with WVW VIN numbers, indicating German production.
Volkswagen projects that a convertible version will follow the coupe in 2012. A performance version, called Beetle R, is projected to follow later
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67 Karmann Ghia Viper V-10 "Blue Mamba"
A 1967 Karmann Ghia with a Viper V-10 motor in it that I shot at the
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1969 Karmann Ghia
A 1969 Karmann Ghia that is Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's first car...he
wrecked it..let it set and rust...than restored it to as good as new 20
years later...a very cool car...guy...and story...I am very honored to be
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Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Ghia VW1303s @ rebecq 2011
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Karmann ghia turbo drag racer
My 1960 ghia, birthday for that engine :-) first time to run, the smoke was
assembly lube burning, it stopped later.
Theres small issues before the first run... But atleast it sounds good to
me, its a old dave kawell turbo setup,
kawell cam (fk10)??? Superflows, titanium valves, wisecos, watercooled
heads, stroker crank, etc... Rancho pro drag trans, karpiola axles, weld
magnum rt's... To be contiuned
Built Volkswagen Karmann Ghia │ Drag Racing at Import Face off
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This is one sick VW Karmann Ghia drag racing at Import Face-Off at National
Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio.
Built by Jim's Custom VWs out of Columbiana, OH. They are seller of VW
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From Wikipedia- "The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a sports car marketed in
2+2 coupe (1955--1974) and convertible (1957--1974) body styles by
Volkswagen. The Karmann Ghia combined the chassis and mechanicals of the
Type 1 (Beetle) with styling by Luigi Segre of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia
and hand-built bodywork by the German coach-builder Karmann.
The Karmann Ghia was internally designated the Type 14. Volkswagen later
introduced a variant in 1961, the Type 34, featuring angular bodywork and
based on the newly introduced Type 3 platform.
Production doubled soon after its introduction, becoming the car most
imported into the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague
included the Type 14 in his list of the world's most beautifully designed
More than 445,000 Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car's
production life -- not including the Type 34 variant. Karmann Brazil
produced 41,600 cars locally for South America between 1962 and 1975."
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1966 Volkswagen Bug Drag Racing RaceLegal.com 5-4-2012
1966 Volkswagen Beetle with 2187cc IDA motor 4;37 close 3&4 gear box
Volkswagen bug drag racing on the 1/8 mile drag strip racelegal.com.
The Volkswagen Type 1, widely known as the Volkswagen Beetle or Volkswagen
Bug, is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW)
from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an
air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the
longest-running and most-manufactured automobile of a single design
platform anywhere in the world.
The same body appeared during 1966, with a 1,300 cc engine in place of the
1,200 cc engine: it was only in the 1973 model Super Beetle that the Beetle
acquired an obviously curved windscreen. The flat windscreen remained on
the standard Beetle.
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Haltech Heroes - Mike Kristen and his Karmann Ghia
Mike Kristen's Karmann Ghia might look old school, but it's full of latest
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1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Engine Start
First time starting up the 2333 cc engine (91x84mm) that I installed in my
wife's freshly restored 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible. Yes, I
know my coil is installed upside-down. The after-market wire harness was
installed with too little slack to reach a downward-pointing coil. This is