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My 1974 Karmann Ghia

This is my 1974 Ghia. It was a hunk of junk when I first purchased it. Five years later after taking it compleatly apart it's now my favorite toy. 87mm pistons too. The gauges on the dash are VDO, but I purchased three "BUS" fuel gauges from junkyards. I removed the chromes rings and installed them on the new VDOs. Now they match the originals on the dash.


 


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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.





KARMANN GHIA 1973
restauration karmann ghia





Painting my 1956 VW Karmann Ghia
Time-lapse/interval recording (.5s every 30s) while I laid down the base and clear coats





Dan's slammed Karmann Ghia The Video Volks
Dan Smith owns this beautiful slammed Ghia. A right hand drive UK model dropped on Fuchs and running a narrowed beam. Fully restored and on the road. Also currently for sale! http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1305418 For a full write up on this car check out Airmighty. Music by The Lock and Keys. Produced, filmed and edited by PJ Gibbons





Tim's custom 1970 Karmann Ghia





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





Tracktest VW Karmann Ghia
Ein Karmann Ghia greift die Bestzeit an - denn er ist vollgestopft mit feinster Porsche-Technik.





This VW Karmann Ghia is a Turbocharged Ice Scraper
This Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was once headed towards the scrap heap. Owner Mike McConnell saved it from death row and added some Subaru power in the trunk. Full Article: http://driving.ca/volkswagen/auto-news/entertainment/this-pavement-scraping -turbocharged-franken-ghia-is-the-coolest-winter-ca r-ever Follow Driving! Twitter: https://twitter.com/drivingdotca Instagram: http://instagram.com/drivingca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drivingdotca





How To: Buy A Volkswagen-Karmann Ghia-Tech Talk-RUST And MORE!
My Friend Pete takes us through a journey of experience as he shows us the in's and out's of purchasing a used VW! What to look for and how to find rust, bondo, and piss poor work that may be hidden on that Classic Car your getting ready to buy. http://www.swrnc.com or 972-420-1293





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 temporary.





VW Low Light Karmann Ghia Pictures
Vw low light karmann ghia pics





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.





1971 VW Karmann Ghia "Bond's VW"
Engine running on 1971 Karmann Ghia VW with walk around to show off paint job by Conrad Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FPoj/





Garagem do Bellote TV: Karmann-Ghia (1962)
Conheça todos os detalhes do clássico Karmann-Ghia #garagemdobellote Blog - http://www.garagemdobellote.com.br. Facebook -: http://www.facebook.com/GaragemdoBelloteTV. Palavras-chave: Garagem do Bellote TV, teste, test-drive, avaliação, review, São Paulo, Brasil, Brazil, Renato Bellote, Garagem TV, Karmann-Ghia, KG, 1962, punta-tacco, heel and toe, talon-pointe, punta tacón, spitze-hacke





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!!





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