1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Drag Racing Racelegal.com 8-24-2012

drag race your ride at Qualcomm stadium 1/8 mile drag strip. 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a 2+2 coupe and convertible marketed from 1955 to 1974 by Volkswagen -- combining the chassis and mechanics 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,[5] becoming the car most-imported into the U.S.[5] American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague selected the Type 14 for his list of the world's most beautifully designed products.[6] Over 445,000[3] 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 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. The 1967 Type 14 Karmann Ghia convertible gained notoriety on American television as being the car driven by CONTROL Agent 86 Maxwell Smart in the opening credits of the third and fourth seasons of Get Smart. Like the Sunbeam Tiger before it, (which remained the car driven by Smart in the episodes themseleves), the character would be seen in the opening credits screeching to a halt outside of his headquarters. The Karmann Ghia was replaced in the final season credits of the show however, by the Opel GT. In the 2008 film of the same name, a Karmann Ghia once again made an appearance driven by Smart, along with its two sister cars, though the car in the film was a model from 1970. On the 1970s sitcom Good Times an orange Karmann Ghia convertible is seen briefly during the intro. The Karmann Ghia is also the subject of a secret pass phrase in the 2011 movie Cars 2. 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. In late 1974 the car was superseded by the Porsche 914 and the Golf/Rabbit based Scirocco.

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VW Karmann Ghia 1972 Года выпуска Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Typ 14 — спортивный автомобиль на шасси Volkswagen 1200 с кузовами «купе» и «кабриолет», выпускавшийся в ФРГ с 1955 по 1974 год. В конце 1940-х годов руководство Volkswagen пришло к выводу о необходимости создания более престижного автомобиля, чем кабриолеты, которые строились кузовными ателье Hebmuller и Karmann. Поэтому в 1950 году последнему был поручен проект автомобиля на шасси «Жука», но с оригинальным кузовом спортивного типа. Доктор Вильгельм Карманн тайно привлёк к работе итальянское ателье Carrozeria Ghia, специалисты которого, вопреки заданию, построили не родстер, подобный более дорогим родстерам «Порше», а двухдверное купе. В июне 1955 года для представителей прессы состоялась презентация новинки, тогда же машина получила собственное название Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. Официальный мировой дебют прошёл на франкфуртском автосалоне в сентябре 1955. Позднее появился также вариант с кузовом кабриолет. Изначально кузов каждого Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia изготавливался плностью вручную, так как на сборочном предприятии Karmann в немецком Оснабрюке не было штамповочного оборудования, и элементы кузова приходилось получать выколоткой из жести и сваривать друг с другом встык, после чего каждый шов выравнивался свинцово-оловянным припоем. В результате качество изготовления кузовов было одним из лучших в мире, но они обходились намного дороже, чем серийные — стоимость Karmann-Ghia превосходила цену стандартного «Жука» примерно в полтора раза. Впоследствии, по мере расширения производства, были внедрены более производительные технологии, но уровень качества продолжал оставаться исключительным. Так как автомобиль экспортировался и в страны с левосторонним движением, существовали версии с правым расположением руля. Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia выпускался до 1974 года в Германии и до 1975 — в Бразилии. Суммарный тираж этого недорогого и стильного купе составил порядка 487 тысяч экземпляров. Тип двигателя: Бензин карбюратор Привод: Задний Объем двигателя: 1295 см³ КПП: Механическая http://kmz-zavod.ru/avto/cars/detail.php?ID=445





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Help me reach 500 subscribers by clicking the link! Thanks! http://www.youtube.com/user/whitekawirider?sub_confirmation=1 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. Wrench Moran If you liked this video please click that subscribe button. I'm always covering different motor sports events, and always have new videos. 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,[5] becoming the car most imported into the U.S.[5] American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague included the Type 14 in his list of the world's most beautifully designed products.[6] More than 445,000[3] 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." Find me in these places- My YouTube Channel! http://www.youtube.com/whitekawirider Find me on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wrench-Moran/580062675345380 Find me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/Wrench_Moran Tractor Pulling on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tractor-Pulls/243781515784304 Rough Truck on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RoughTrucks For business inquiries please contact me via email at WrenchMoran1@gmail.com If you have a motor sports or gun related event close to central Ohio you want on YouTube let me know!




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