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vintage! The Karmann Ghia | drive it!

It is a heartbreaker of a car, a real dreamboat and possibly the most beautiful VW ever built. However the sporty coupe does have one small drawback. Its design is far racier than its driving performance.The first Ghias were fitted wtih 30 horsepower VW Beetle engines, while later models got 50 horsepower motors. Still, when the Karmann Ghia was introduced back in 1955 this was more than enough to keep vehicles like the Goggomobil and BMW Isetta in check. During it's close to 20 years in production, some 443,000 Ghias were sold. Today this classic car has nothing left to prove. We take a relaxing drive in this stylish milestone of automotive history.


 


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Vintage - the Honda S800 | drive it!
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The Motor Magazine - 21.09.2011 | drive it!
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vintage: The 1968 BMW 1600 ti touring sedan | drive it
The souped-up 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine produces 150 horsepower. Not a great deal by today's standards, but out on the track this 42-year-old car shows its special qualities.A tight suspension, excellent balance and precise steering keep the rear-wheel drive steady through the tightest turns. drive it! tests whether the car can live up to modern standards.





How To-Buy A Volkswagen Karmann Ghia-What To Look For!
VW Karmann Ghia Cars are mainly RUST BUCKETS! My Friend Pete meets a guy that found the perfect automobile for total restoration. http://www.swrnc.com or 972-420-1293





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 able to bring it to you..Check it out!!





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 Detroit AutoRama 2013.....this is one cool Volkswagen...Make sure you subscribe so that you don't miss any of the other cool cars I shot at this show!! Hear it run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTvzfOzxsdI Apparel Provided By: http://www.etmotorgear.com Check them out!!





Dan's slammed Karmann Ghia The Video Volks
Dan Smith owns this beautiful slammed Ghia. A right hand drive UK model dropped on Fuchs and running a narrowed beam. Fully restored and on the road. Also currently for sale! http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1305418 For a full write up on this car check out Airmighty. Music by The Lock and Keys. Produced, filmed and edited by PJ Gibbons





Driving my 1962 Karmann Ghia -- Part 1
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Tim's custom 1970 Karmann Ghia





1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe Restored by House of Ghia
Here is an example of the work we do here at House of Ghia restorations. I will be posting the details of this restoration on the HoG website soon with progress pics. www.house-of-ghia.com





Ugly & Crazy VWs -Worst Car Abortions! 1/2
http://www.SOLARRI.com VW Bugs, Beetle, MiniBus, Ghias, Type 181, Samba, Vanagon, Eurovan, Frapper, Bay Window Bus, Type 2, all fall victim to love. There is a special type of love for ones' Volkswagen to make these a reality. Credit for workmanship and creativity is due for some of these examples.





2014 Subaru Forester off-road snowy Misadventure & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT is bigger and more fuel efficient than the previous model...but is as off-road worthy? We decided to find out in one of the worst Colorado snow storms of the year by taking it up our usual test trail. Of course the turbo-charged Forester 2.0XT that we tested came with all-season 18 inch tires and a new CVT transmission. In our real world testing we review the car as it is provided to us by the manufacturer. We also drive the car the way most buyers will and that means with the stock tires. So how did the new 2014 Subaru Forester do in the snowy Colorado Rockies? Watch this video to find out.





BackyardBuild Winter 2012 Turbo VW Bug preview.mpg
I finally got around to shooting some real-time video as the cars sits today. As you can tell there are many videos between the youtube footage and now, I will try and hasten their delivery. The white floppy things late in the vid are a couple of Tie-Wraps subbing for windshield wipers. Going fast sure creates a lot of wind noise.





Driving my Karmann Ghia
The 1956 Karmann Ghia I own does get driven from time to time. I have friends who claim I 'never' drive it. This video shows that isn't the case.




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