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
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.
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description as well as 2 photo galleries of this fun classic Karmann Ghia.
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1964 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible Test Drive
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1964-karmann-ghia-convertible/ to see
this fantastic 1964 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible from Sunset Classics.
Original color, numbers matching engine, original rust-free floors,
European Specifications only 28k original kilometers.
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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.
Vintage! Porsche-powered Karmann Ghia | Drive it!
Jochen Bader's Karmann Ghia RS is one of a kind. It's part Volkswagen, part
Porsche and a whole lot of fun. He took the sporty body of a 1970 Karmann
Ghia and pumped it full of Porsche technology. The result is a Ghia with an
output of 321 horsepower and a top speed
of more than 300 kilometers an hour.
Drive it! home page: http://www.dw.de/program/drive-it/s-9690-9798
Driving my Karmann Ghia
The 1956 Karmann Ghia I own does get driven from time to time. I have
friends who claim I 'never' drive it. This video shows that isn't the
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
1956 Karmann Ghia Import | Chasing Classic Cars
Wayne unveils his one of a kind, 1956 Karmann Ghia LowLight Judson and
discusses why VW's are on the upswing. He says cuteness, usability and
quality of restoration play a role in determining how much these cars go
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1972 VW Karmann Ghia
1972 Karmann Ghia Convertible. Great little California car, same owner for
the last 8 years. Solid, straight body and very comfortable interior. Car
appears to have had a couple of color changes, it was originally yellow.
The body is very nice with very little filler and no rust. The passenger
floor shows some rust and will need to be replaced eventually if the car is
to be driven in the weather. Otherwise, drivers side is fine. The black
cloth top is in nice condition as is the rear glass window. The interior is
also pretty nice though the door panels are warped. The car starts and runs
well. It shifts nicely and drives straight. The brakes are responsive and
the suspension functions properly with good handling. Car shows 6K miles,
the actual miles are unknown.
Owning a classic VW is a great feeling! You'll get thumbs-up every where
you go, and you'll soon realize these cars have a personality all their
own. If you've ever considered buying a Ghia, or if you've had a classic VW
in the past and want to rekindle that joyous, nostalgic feeling that can
only come from a classic Volkswagen, then this is the car for you. Not to
mention the extremely low cost of ownership, great gas mileage and the fact
that these cars are only appreciating in value. See it at
VW Karmann Ghia - FIRST DRIVE!!!!
OH YEAH!!! After 18 years of cutting, grinding, welding, filling, sanding,
sanding, sanding, priming, painting, buffing, fixing, wiring, trimming,
sweating, cussing, smiling, crying, talking, screaming, farting and
everything else it takes to dismantle and restore a car, the Karmann Ghia
moved again for the first under it's own power. The feeling? AWESOME!!!
SCC: Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1600 Cabriolet 1971 - Prueba de manejo - Test Drive
Recently we came across this beautiful Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1600
Cabriolet 1971 at The Gallery in Brummen, The Netherlands. We took the car
for a little spin! We love to hear your comments on our videos. Feel free
to leave one!
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a sports car marketed in both 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.