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.
compare it! Mercedes Benz Zetros - Fiat Panda Cross: David versus Goliath | drive it!
It's not for the faint hearted. Our two cars will be going head to head in
a disused quarry with treacherous water ditches, near vertical inclines and
the toughest terrain imaginable.It's big versus small, with the largest
production off-roader taking on the smallest. The Mercedes Zetros 6x6
versus the plucky Fiat Panda 4x4. 10.5 tons against 1 ton. 7.2 liters and
240 kW versus 1.3 liters and 51kW. Does the Panda stand a chance or will
the giant Zetros make light work of it?
Vintage - the Honda S800 | drive it!
Our car tester Christoph Bauer takes a trip back in time with a real
automotive milestone from the 1960s: the Honda S800. Its elegant contours
are reminiscent of classic British roadsters like the Triumph TR 4 or MG B.
But the ride factor in this baby is more medieval than modern, thanks in
particular to the solid axle at the back.That said: even by today's
standards, a ride in the Honda S800 really is something special. No other
car could coax so much power and fun out of a 0.8-liter capacity.
The Motor Magazine - 21.09.2011 | drive it!
This edition of drive it! focuses on the Frankfurt Motor Show, the IAA. We
take a look at some of the new concept cars with the latest electric motor
technology. And we also go back in time to one cult classic from Germany.
test it! Lexus CT 200h | drive it!
The Japanese Lexus models have become big hits in Europe and the USA. The
Lexus CT 200h is the first hybrid premium compact car. It has four driving
modes including purely electric.It only has a range of under 2 kilometres
but a regenerative braking system converts kinetic energy into electrical
energy and recharges the battery. The car automatically switches to the
electric mode whenever possible. The manufacturer says the car uses 3.8
litres of gasoline over 100 kilometres.
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
Hear it run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTvzfOzxsdI
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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
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!!
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!
For a full write up on this car check out Airmighty.
Music by The Lock and Keys.
Produced, filmed and edited by PJ Gibbons
1973 Karmann Ghia Driving Lesson
Be supportive guys, she's picked up driving this thing pretty quickly!
After about a week of working the various electrical bugs out of this Ghia
and tuning and tigthtening numerous components to spec, LaLaLauren311 was
ready to take her first drive. She is unable to drive a manual
transmission car (although she did pass motorcycle training on a
manual-shifted motorcycle) so she's received a quick lesson in how to
operate the car, and the rest went from there.
History: LaLaLauren311 has been crazy-wanting a Karmann Ghia for a while.
We've been searching high and low and not finding anything that fit our
needs of a decent running car at a super low cheap price. Then suddenly I
got a call one afternoon that a friend found a 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
outside of Walmart. The fellow that owned it didn't much like working on
it, and when it didn't start up one day he chose to rather offload it than
After acquiring the car, I towed it home behind my Nissan 350Z and very
quietly and secretly parked it in the driveway and set up my camcorder to
capture LaLaLauren311's reaction.
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