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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Road Test & Review by Drivin' Ivan Katz

Drivin' Ivan Katz reviews the classic VW Karmann Ghia. This actual car is for sale! Contact Drivin' Ivan for more info. Check out all of his videos and reviews here: http://www.youtube.com/user/drivinivankatz?feature=watch Read all of his articles and reviews, plus see slideshows here: http://www.examiner.com/sports-car-in-national/ivan-katz


 


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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 case.





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





1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe Restored by House of Ghia
Here is an example of the work we do here at House of Ghia restorations. I will be posting the details of this restoration on the HoG website soon with progress pics. www.house-of-ghia.com





Tim's custom 1970 Karmann Ghia





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 subscribe so that you don't miss any of the other cool cars I shot at this show!! Hear it run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTvzfOzxsdI Apparel Provided By: http://www.etmotorgear.com Check them out!!





1969 Karmann Ghia
A 1969 Karmann Ghia that is Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's first car...he wrecked it..let it set and rust...than restored it to as good as new 20 years later...a very cool car...guy...and story...I am very honored to be able to bring it to you..Check it out!!





Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe 1965-VIDEO- www.ERclassics.com
Interested in this car? Please visit http://www.erclassics.com -------------------------------------------------------- Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe 1965 revised 1600 cc engine This is a wonderful, direct imported from California, VW Karmann Ghia coupe with 1600 CC engine motor with double carburators. Great old modell Karmann with the small backlights and small bumpers in a very good condition. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Classic cars can be traded in. -------------------------------------------------------- For more than 50 pictures and availability, look at our website http://www.erclassics.com Always 100 classic cars on stock in our showroom in Holland! E & R Classic Cars, Vaartweg 131 B, 5106 NC Dongen (near Tilburg) Telephone: + 31 162 22 07 30 Near the Belgium border, between Eindhoven and Breda. Showroom open Tuesday till Friday 09.00-17.00, Saturday 10.00-16.00 and the first Sunday of the month 12.00-16.00. Other days or times appointment possible. All cars we advertise are in our showroom in Holland. Kijk voor meer dan 50 foto's en beschikbaarheid op onze website http://www.erclassics.nl Altijd 100 klassiekers en oldtimers op voorraad. Ook inkoop, inruil en bemiddeling mogelijk. E & R Classic Cars, Vaartweg 131 B, 5106 NC Dongen (bij Tilburg en Breda) Telefoon: (31) (0) 162 22 07 30 Open dinsdag t/m vrijdag 09.00-17.00, zaterdag 10.00-16.00u. Iedere 1e zondag van de maand open van 12.00-16.00u. Overige dagen of tijden op afspraak mogelijk. Fuhr mehr als 50 Bilder und verfugbarkeit siehe unsere Website http://www.erclassics.de Immer 100 Klassiker und Oldtimers im Lager in unsere Ausstellungsraum in Holland! E & R Classic Cars, Vaartweg 131 B, 5106 NC Dongen (Holland) Nur 1 Stunde fahren vom Aachen in die richtung Eindhoven-Tilburg. Wir sind geoffnet Dienstag-Freitag von 09.00 biss 17.00 uhr, Samstag 10.00-16.00 uhr. Jeden ersten Sonntag pro monat geoffnet von 12.00-16.00 uhr. Andere Tagen oder Zeiten Termin moglich. Telefon: +31 162 22 07 30 Alle Autos sind bei uns im Showroom in Holland. Pour plus de 50 photos et disponibilite, voire notre site web http://www.erclassics.fr Toujours 100 voitures anciennes en stock sur notre salle d'exposition aux Pays Bas! E & R Classic Cars, Vaartweg 131 B, 5106 NC Dongen (Holland) 4 hrs voiture de Paris, 2 hrs voiture de Lille. Telephone: +31 162 22 07 30 Hrs d'ouverture: mardi-vendredi 09.00 -17.00 samedi 10.00-16.00 1e dimanche du mois 12.00-16.00. Autres jours ou heures en rendez-vous. Toutes les voitures sont sur notre entrepot aux Pays Bas.





KARMANN GHIA 1973
restauration karmann ghia





Karmann-Ghia Coupe 2013 Concept by Renan Carlos Oliveira (2nd Place)
Projeto 2º colocado do Concurso Universitário Karmann-Ghia de Design. Feito por Renan Carlos Oliveira, da UEMG (Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais) https://www.facebook.com/renandicarlo http://www.behance.net/renan_oliveira renandicarlo@gmail.com





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





Very Original 1960 VW Karmann Ghia for Sale
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1960-vw-karmann-ghia/ to see this fantastic original 1960 VW Karmann Ghia for sale by Sunset Classics in Minneapolis MN. This unique example has only 20k original miles and it still retains the original factory tires from 1960! The interior is original with the exception of new carpet, and the little Karmann Ghia still sports its original 36 hpr engine. Stepping into this Karmann Ghia is like stepping into a time machine. The ivory knobs and the ornamental chrome trim is straight out of the '50s (and 1960 of course). The "whirr" of the engine paints a smile on anyone's face who is lucky enough to hear it. You can be proud driving this beauty no matter what your destination. The paint is not original but the paprika red and white color scheme is. The floor pans look to be original and they are in good shape. At some point there was some body work done to the panels just before the rear wheels. The trunk is nice and the rear quarter panels look to be original and they are in great shape. As you can see from the photos there is some rust around the headlights and in front of the passenger side rear wheel. But the paint and car look great overall, and these areas could be touched up if desired. The story history of this cute little car is both interesting and extraordinary - check out the full story at the link above as well as detailed photo gallery and more video. Then give me a call to claim her for yourself. John Snell 612-805-2428 Thanks for watching - please drop a big 'ol thumbs up and a Like on this mighty cool original Ghia for sale. http://youtu.be/mrEnTCGnPeI





VW Karmann Ghia 1974
From Wikipedia 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,[8] 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.





Kansas City to Daytona FL and back in a VW Karmann Ghia
2600 miles behind the wheel of my favorite Volkswagen. The detination was the Youtube Garage Gang Extravaganza in Daytona Florida. I was fortunate to meet and hang out with a lot of incredible Youtube Users in person. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible. Thanks to everyone who helped me, encouraged me and pushed me to complete my car. I could not have done it without you. This was a trip I'll remember until the day I die.





KARMANN GHIA 1972 MAX SPEED
Max speed on my karmann on Deutsch autobahn





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.





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