Friday night at racelegal.com drag racing a 1973 volkswagen karmann ghia with a 2352 and a 1966 volkswagen beetle with a 2187 air cooled engine.
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, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or informally the 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 car of a single design platform anywhere in the world.
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
Karmann Ghia un clásico perfecto. La versión Porsche lo hace todavía
Detalles en la carrocería, ingeniería, motor e interiores, un verdadero
Karmann-Ghia anniversary 50 years 1955-2005
On the 14th of July 1955 the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was presented to the
public. Members of the media and business were invited to the Kasino in
Georgsmarienhütte, which is close to the Karmann factory in Osnabrück.
50 years on, Karmann Ghia friends around the world are invited to take part
in these jubilee celebrations at the historical location, invited by the
big Karmann Ghia clubs of Germany with the support of numerous sponsors and
helpers. Georgsmarienhütte is situated a few kilometres south of
Osnabrück in northern Germany.
This is a short private movie of me as participant - it is not the official
video off the anniversary.
Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Ghia VW1303s @ rebecq 2011
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concentration de L'Amicale Coc's de Rebecq...Belgium 2011
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VW Karmann Ghia - Dual Carb Decklid Spring FIX
This is how you solve the age old problem of decklid springs hitting the
aircleaners on your dual Kadron carborators in your Volkswagen Karmann
Ghia. Buy a couple K&N E-3220 filters. They are about $30 each, and yes
that is expensive, but they are the last two airclearners you will ever
have to buy for your ghia. I am using the EMPI intake manifolds, so this
is the WORST CASE SCENERIO and it works.
The stock Kadron aircleaners are 3-1/2" tall. The K&N filters are 2" tall.
A Stunning UK VW Karmann Beetle 1500 Cabriolet with Just One Former Keeper. SOLD!
SORRY NOW SOLD - SIMILAR WANTED
A stunning UK VW Karmann Beetle 1500 Cabriolet with just one former keeper.
Chrome window trim, chrome bumpers, chrome headlamp rings, bright belt line
and bonnet strip, ashtrays front and rear, chrome door handles and
escutcheons, running boards, Karmann badges, hood cover, hazard lights,
interior light, headlight flasher, fresh air vents, sill vents, glove box,
driver and passenger door pocket, grab handle, twin sunvisors, MW/LW radio.
Optional extras; chrome full wheel covers.
The unmodified and original nature of this delightful UK RHD Karmann Beetle
poses as a huge testament to the cherished ownership this example has
enjoyed. Finished in Volkswagen Pastel White (code L90D) the gleaming
paintwork boasts a bright pure shine and is guaranteed to please onlookers.
The vehicle is structurally excellent with no evidence of weld repairs,
and the beautifully fitting panels are straight and free from corrosion or
damage. All chrome bumpers and trim pieces are pristine and aid the appeal
of this car immensely. A quality recent replacement hood is in perfect
order and the matching hood cover with white piping completes the outfit.
A motoring icon through and through with added open top fun in abundance.
The black leatherette interior having had a retrim is in excellent order
with surprising comfort on offer! The factory fitted thin steering wheel
with Wolfsburg crest and horn bar is remarkably well preserved. All
matching door cards and black rubber floor mats are intact but are the
original 44 year old items so do show signs of wear. The sunvisors have
discoloured over time. Original features such as the dashboard ashtray
with gear shift diagram and the working factory fitted radio are a delight
to see. A humble, pleasant and functional classic interior, hugely
reminiscent of a simpler motoring era.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original air-cooled rear mounted engine is housed in a beautifully
clean engine bay with an emphasis on originality and meticulous maintenance
clearly evident. A power output of 53bhp and 78.1ib.ft of torque from its
1493cc displacement delivers a top speed of 78mph and 32mpg, whilst the
unmistakable VW Beetle engine note is delightfully pronounced but
completely unobtrusive. The fully synchronized 4-speed gearbox is
positive, light and smooth having benefitted from a brand new clutch in
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original pressed steel wheels are dressed in brilliant optional chrome
full wheel covers and shod in matching quality 165/80 R15 tyres with
excellent tread remaining. Only very superficial and minor age related
markings are evident upon close inspection. Dual circuit drum brakes front
and rear operate freely, offering modest stopping power when compared to
modern vehicles, exactly as they were made!
Registered new on 20th August 1970 this example was supplied by Volkswagen
Main Dealer Tom England and Sons Ltd of Liverpool to original owner Mr
Henry Barton. The original sales invoice details a purchase price of
£1,025.83 including optional extra wheel trims at £5.00 and road tax at
£20.83. A supplying dealer tax disc holder remains in the screen and is a
delightfully original touch. Incredibly Mr Barton remained the vehicles
only owner throughout its lifetime, initially using the car as his everyday
vehicle and in later years just for family holidays and weekend trips.
Upon his passing this year the vehicle was left to his daughter Victoria
Barton-Jones, none of this however before his pride and joy was used as
transport for her wedding! Perhaps even more amazing is the registration
to Victoria took place on 20th August 2014, exactly 44 years to the day
after it was first registered!
The history file further consists of the original VW Service Record
displaying many stamps, warranty card and vehicle data cards as well as a
huge collection of previous MOT’s, a stack of old tax discs and a
collection of receipts and invoices. Having covered a fully verified
86,432 miles from new, this cherished example has wanted for nothing and is
ready to become the next lucky owner’s new pride and joy.
Tax exempt, MOT August 2015, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check
1979 Karmann VW Volks Wagon Super Beetle Special Edition For Sale~Tripple White~Restored
1979 Karmann Super Beetle Special Edition
Complete ground up Restoration
This 1979 Triple White Special Edition, has gone through a complete ground
up restoration, almost everything has been replaced. There are no
scratches, dents, rust or dings. This Bug is an all original, Triple White,
Karmann Special Edition, the last of the Super Beetles of that era. The car
comes with all original records from the previous owners (I am the third
owner) and also, all receipts from this restoration.
Original Motor / 4-speed Transmission
Last Year Production
Ground up Restoration
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top- with new Headliner, Padding, all new
cables and rubber rail seals
New window rubber moldings seals
New Paint - Alpine White L90E
All new chrome and trim
Heater cables & Clutch cable
New Rubber Door Seals
New Interior- Seat Covers, door panels, seat foam, carpet
New floor Pan- Driver's side.
New seat belts
New windshield and chrome moldings
New Tires- trim rings and center caps
New Brake Wheel Cylinders and Brake Line.
All new chrome trim and mirrors
New running boards
New AM-FM-CD-MP3 Stereo with all new speakers
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Volkswagen Baja Bugs! Starting an Off-Road Club with the Iconic Beetles - Dirt Every Day Ep. 23
Ever wonder how to start your own off road club? On this episode of Dirt
Every Day, Fred and his friend Dave start an off road club, buy Volkswagen
Baja Bugs and head to the desert to have a drive like idiots and have fun.
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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