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1967 Karmann Ghia Convertible Part Many of manyJuly14, 2011

After owning this 1967 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible for 22 years it is finally going to the body shop!! I took it in on July 14, 2011. I will be posting pictures on a monthly base. Going back to the factory paint color and that is a Cherry Red L554. It looks more maroon than red. If you have any suggestions on interior colors please let me know. Upholstery for that year model was India red, Khaki Brown, Black, Light Sand. Any suggestions for good places to buy parts let me know. I know about Sewfine, Mid America Motor Works, M & T MFG., Mofoco parts and accessories for VW vehicles, AirheadParts/Karmann Ghia.com and House of Ghias. I am trying to keep the vintage, classic, image and upholstery look of this car. I plan on using this as maybe my weekend or daily driver.I have a 65 vw bug with the original 1200 cc engine and 6 volt system. It may become my daily driver or weekend car. I just love how the car runs or putts around.


 


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Classic VW Karmann Ghia Convertible,1973
This short video shows the work that Last Chance Auto Restore.com performed (so far) on this 1973 Karmann Ghia Convertible. It begins with the disassembly, lifting the body from the chassis and removing the engine. The body is braced and the fabrication begins.....





1971 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible for Sale
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1971-karmann-ghia-convertible/ to see this great barn find - a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible sold by Sunset Classics. This cute little Ghia has lived in a barn for the past 24 years! It is happy to be in my garage with other good VW company, but I already have a yellow Ghia Convertible so this one is up for sale. The long-time owner said he took the car out every year to keep things fresh. When I looked at the car he admitted it had been 3 years since it had been driven. The barn was on a dirt road way out in the Minnesota prairie. It was a fun find. Convertible Karmann Ghias are definitely one of my favorite barn finds for a classic car. Enjoy the video and then take a look at the link above for the full description as well as 2 photo galleries of this fun classic Karmann Ghia. Thanks for watching, please give her a thumbs up if you like her and subscribe for more great classic car videos. If you are interested in buying a Karmann Ghia give me a call! John Snell 612-805-2428 http://youtu.be/tGT5DrtD3DE





1967 Karmann Ghia Convertible Part 1 of many July 14, 2011
Restoring a 1967 Karman Ghia Convertible. Hope to go back to factory Cherry Red L554. Taking suggestions on upholstery/ interior colors.





Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Installation - Part 2 - Headliner
A step by step of how I installed the custom tweed headliner from Mike at House of Ghia (made by TMI) in my 1974 VW Karmann Ghia. Thanks to Vince (Ghiaaddict) on thesamba for his step by step tutorial. I would not have even attempted this without his help and guidance. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=389729&postdays=0&postorde r=asc&start=0 Check out the vids on the rear glass frame and seal here: http://youtu.be/qj3o8qUEcgA (part 1) http://youtu.be/BiQnliKjQDw (part 2) Check out the frame adjustments here: http://youtu.be/BzM5mvo9N0A





Upholstering VW Visors - Karmann Ghia
How I rebuilt and recoverd my sun visors. Most VW visors are built similarly. I coated the fiberboard with fiberglass resin, then covered them using some 1/8" landau foam, and tweed fabric to match the headliner that will be used in the car. Follow me on social media. Facebook - http://facebook.com/gregsgaragekc Twitter - http://twitter.com/steelsplinters Instagram - http://instagram.com/gregsgaragekc





1967 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible Test Drive in Sonoma CA
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1967-vw-karmann-ghia-convertible/ to see this cool classic 1967 VW Karmann Ghia convertible for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma California. Join us for a little test drive in this super solid, clean vintage Karmann Ghia in excellent shape. Body looks great and the new paint has a nice, deep shine. Excellent trim and chrome with lots of new rubber, crisp, clear windshield, excellent tires and brakes. Engine in excellent condition, rebuilt less than 10k miles ago with dual carburetors and runs like a champ. Shifting is tight and smooth as well. The interior still has some original patina'd areas like the original square weave rugs, giving it a nice vintage feel. Otherwise the front seats and panels have been replaced along with the headliner and newer cloth top and boot cover. The floors and rockers are super solid. Everything is in great working order. We are currently replacing the fuel sender so that will be completed at time of shipping. Important to note that 1967 is a low production year making it pretty rare since only 4,100 were built. Check out the link above for full details, pricing info and detailed photo gallery. Then give me a call with your best offer. Donn Dabney 707-332-8331 Thanks for watching our Karmann Ghia test drive video - please leave a nice big thumbs up and a like on this very cool classic Ghia! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leftcoastclassics Google+: https://plus.google.com/115639340856344439203 Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PsMEjVqoZg





1971 Karmann Ghia Walk Around and Drive
Hey VW fans let's take a late fall drive in my new '71 Karmann Ghia Convertible. This is a beauty found recently after 24 years stored in a barn - she was taken good care of though the owner would take her out each summer to clean her up. Take a look at the full description and photo and video shoot I took of this classic 1971 Karmann Ghia Convertible here: http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1971-karmann-ghia-convertible/ Give me a call if you want to take her home. Happy V-dubbin John Snell 612-805-2428 Please give her a thumbs up and subscribe for more classic car videos! http://youtu.be/YkRpOpxWcls





1960 Karmann Ghia Convertible Barn Find
For Jeff G., a tour of the newly acquired 1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible "barn find."





Karmann Ghia Cabrio
Een Italiaanse look en Duitse techniek versmelten met elkaar in de Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Stijl en elegantie gecombineerd met betrouwbare techniek . Ook Patrick viel voor de lijnvoering van de Karmann Ghia en mag zich nu jaren later eigenaar noemen van een imposante collectie auto's en miniaturen. Verzamelaar en onderzoeker noemt hij zichzelf en als ware kenner van het model een wandelende encyclopedie. In de jaren vijftig was de Karmann Ghia een imagebuilder voor Volkswagen. Naast de Kever en de spijlbus lanceerden VW een elegante sportcoupe en in 1958 voor het eerst een cabriolet op basis van dit model. Door de chassisconstructie was het voor individuele carrosseriebouwers ook mogelijk om op basis hiervan een eigen carrosserie te maken. Als echte verzamelaar heeft Patrick zich dan ook gefocust op de eerste "lowights" en de speciale uitvoeringen. Zijn collectie auto's van bijzondere Ghia's, wordt aangevuld met een indrukwekkende verzameling miniaturen en andere model gerelateerde verzamelobjecten. Hier is geen twijfel mogelijk, dit is een echte liefhebber die zich volledig verdiept heeft in dit model! Lekker toeren en uitwaaien met de 58-er Lowlight Cabriolet. Vol met accessoires en kenmerkende stijlelementen van de eerste serie Karmann Ghia's. De koplampen net iets lager dan de latere versies geven hem de bijnaam Lowlight. In grote lijnen hetzelfde als zijn opvolgers, maar toch net op alle punten even iets anders en heel verfijnd. Kenmerkende details welke verraden dat een dergelijke auto nog handgebouwd is bij een carrosseriebouwer. Patrick rijd graag in de auto waar hij een heuse jacht op heeft gemaakt om hem in bezit te krijgen. Juist deze uitvoering en voorzien van een originele Okrasa opvoerset maken het een begerenswaardige auto voor een verzamelaar als Patrick. Het gevoel , de passie, ruimte en de wind door de haren geven direct contact met de omgeving. Dak open en uitwaaien maar! Wind en uitwaaien zijn zeker toepasselijk als je hoort hoe deze, van oorsprong nieuw in Amerika geleverde VW naar Nederland is gekomen. Een lange reis waarbij de auto een orkaan heeft getrotseerd. Eenmaal gearriveerd in Nederland wachtte deze cabriolet een warm welkom in de collectie van Patrick. Voor veel liefhebbers van mooi design en de betrouwbare Volkswagen techniek heeft de Karmann Ghia een speciale betekenis. Kijk mee wat Patrick in vervoering bracht en wat resulteerde in een bijzonder mooie collectie. Dennis Rietveld





Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Installation - Part 4 - Outer Canvas
It been a long time since the last video on the install (September 2012 to be exact). The top arrived from TMI by way of HOG and this video shows the installation of the canvas top onto the headlined and padded frame. I will have one more video in this series showing the finishing touches and adding all the necessary seals around the windows.





Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Install - Part 1 - Header Bow and Frame Adjustments
The first steps of installing the new convertible top. Installing a new wood header bow, adjusting the frame header junction, adjusting the rear glass and installing the webbing straps. Check out the vids on the rear glass frame and seal here: http://youtu.be/qj3o8qUEcgA (part 1) http://youtu.be/BiQnliKjQDw (part 2)





Airhead Vintage VW Treffen #7 "Cruise Across America"
The 2005 Airhead Parts vintage Volkswagen enthusiast documentary, "Cruise Across America" is now on YouTube! You can still purchase the DVD from the shop. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Karmann Ghia, the 50th anniversary of VW of America, and coinciding with the release of a certain Beetle themed movie, we cruised for 2 weeks, traveling from Santa Monica, California to Manassas, Virginia, by way of Route 66 to Chicago... in vintage Volkswagens! Check out plans for the 2013 Treffen #15 at www.airheadparts.com/treffen15





This VW Karmann Ghia is a Turbocharged Ice Scraper
This Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was once headed towards the scrap heap. Owner Mike McConnell saved it from death row and added some Subaru power in the trunk. Full Article: http://driving.ca/volkswagen/auto-news/entertainment/this-pavement-scraping -turbocharged-franken-ghia-is-the-coolest-winter-ca r-ever Follow Driving! Twitter: https://twitter.com/drivingdotca Instagram: http://instagram.com/drivingca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drivingdotca





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





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