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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Karmann Ghia Window Scraper Install 2009
1960-71 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Window Scraper Installation. The procedure
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Shot this video this weekend at Farmington, NC. The Hyper Bug has been
around for A LONG time, but this was the first time I have seen it with
this engine - 1641cc, no frills turbo
with Nitrous. I didn't expect much...boy
I was wrong. The car actually went much quicker than this run, but I missed
the first pass because I just didn't realize what I was about to witness!