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, becoming the car most-imported into the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague selected the Type 14 for his list of the world's most beautifully designed products.
Over 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
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.
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 Ghia vs Honda CRX. Bracket racing. VW Ghia powered by Heads up
Lowering the rear of a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia suspension
This video takes a more comprehensive look and demonstrates the lowering
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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.
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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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
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
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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!!
Feature shot at Autorama 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jDQvDUIbGs
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1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia STK 1308
Volkswagen made this sweet 1968 Karmann Ghia for fun road trips. The 1.6L
aircooled 4 cylinder motor and 4 speed manual transmission. A custom
burgundy paint job with old school pinstripe will make this car stand out
in any parking lot. A tan interior is the perfect accent color for this
car. The AM/FM/CD radio lets the tunes play while you cruise down the road.
Custom wheels and radial tires give this Karmann Ghia exactly what it
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No guts no story - SCC Event 2013
If you want to show of or race your VW, SCC Event is the place to be.
Annually at Garermoen Raceway in Norway you can see everything from old
bangers to extreme pro-build dragrace Karmann Ghias.
It had been 2 years since I've been there and I had a blast coming back.
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Starting The Phantom Ghia prostock VW
First fire up after engine assembly. The Phantom Ghia is a 9 second 1/4
mile, 1958 VW Karmann Ghia door slammer. Built by Robert Cook or Cooker's
V-Dubs in Clear Spring, Maryland and owned and driven by Rob Schultz.
****UPDATE**** this car now resides in France under new ownership.