JT Smith's alcohol/turbo bug!
Here's JT's brand new turbo, alcohol
injected drag bug, put together by the boys here at Wolfgang!
Some features include: flanged 86mm Crank, 94mm pistons and Pauter
cylinders, Pauter rods and rockers. This engine is capable of making 600HP!
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
parts, specializing in engine and transmission work. They carry a complete
line of VW Beetle related accessories. Everything from stock restorations
to high performance and off-road.
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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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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
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Hear it run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTvzfOzxsdI
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VW Karmann Ghia 1974
The Type 14 debuted at the October 1953 Paris Auto Show as a styling
concept created for Ghia by Luigi Segre.
In the early 1950s, Volkswagen was producing its economy car, the Type 1
(Beetle). With an increase in post-war standards of living, executives at
Volkswagen proposed adding a halo car to its model range, contracting with
German coachbuilder Karmann for its manufacture. Karmann in turn contracted
the Italian firm Ghia, who adapted styling themes previously explored for
Chrysler and Studebaker to a Beetle floorpan widened by 12 in (300 mm).
In contrast to the Beetle's machine welded-body with bolt-on fenders, the
Karmann Ghia's body panels were butt-welded, hand-shaped and smoothed with
English pewter in a time-consuming process commensurate with higher-end
manufacturers -- and resulting in the Karmann Ghia's higher price.
The design and prototype were well received by Volkswagen executives, and
in August 1955 the first Type 14 was manufactured in Osnabrück, Germany.
Public reaction to the Type 14 exceeded expectations, with over 10,000 sold
in the first year.
VW Karmann Ghia Cabriolet
The Type 14 was marketed as a practical and stylish 2+2 rather than as a
true sports car. As they shared engines, the Type 14's engine displacement
grew concurrently with the Type 1 (Beetle), ultimately arriving at a
displacement of 1584 cc, producing 60 hp (45 kW).
In August 1957, Volkswagen introduced a convertible version of the Karmann
Ghia. Exterior changes in 1961 included wider and finned front grilles,
taller and more rounded rear taillights and headlights relocated to a
higher position -- with previous models and their lower headlight placement
called lowlights. The Italian designer Sergio Sartorelli, designer of
Type 34, oversaw the various restylings of Type 14.
In 1970, larger taillights integrated the reversing lights and larger
wrap-around turn signals. Still larger and wider taillights increased side
visibility and at the same time large square-section bumpers replaced the
smooth round originals. For the USA model only, 1973 modifications mandated
by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) included
energy-absorbing bumpers. A carpeted package shelf replaced the rear seat.
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
WPVW supercharged drag bug @ Portland VW drags 2011-1
in-car footage of Ben Ford at the wheel of the WPVW supercharged drag bug ,
powered by a 2442ml supercharged type-1 engine . Great footage with wheels
in the air launch ...then hang on for a 7.6 sec pass!!! the silver gauge
through the steering wheel is the Boost gauge .
1967 Karmann Ghia V-10 "Blue Mamba" Running SEMA 2013
A 1967 Karmann Ghia the has a Viper V-10 transplanted into it...I first
shot this car at Detroit Autorama 2013...but I was not able to get a clip
of it running....At SEMA 2013 I was able to get this short clip of it
running....very cool....Check it out!!!...Make sure you follow me so that
you don't miss any of the other awesome videos I shot at this show!!
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1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Restoration
This is a 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia I recently did the finish body work
and paint on. The sheetmetal replacement was performed by Kelly "Metwiz"
Brown. Color is Porsche Guards Red. The car is going back to the owner for
re-assembly. Music by The Wind-Ups.