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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 Type 34 Abu Razor Edge
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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 anniversary 50 years 1955-2005
On the 14th of July 1955 the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was presented to the public. Members of the media and business were invited to the Kasino in Georgsmarienhütte, which is close to the Karmann factory in Osnabrück. 50 years on, Karmann Ghia friends around the world are invited to take part in these jubilee celebrations at the historical location, invited by the big Karmann Ghia clubs of Germany with the support of numerous sponsors and helpers. Georgsmarienhütte is situated a few kilometres south of Osnabrück in northern Germany. This is a short private movie of me as participant - it is not the official video off the anniversary.





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





1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Totally Restored black / red / white piping #2
This is part 2 of my first video presentation, this video allows you to see the car in motion. I really love the drive of this car, its really smooth and fun too!





Karmann Ghia 993 RS Porsche Jochen Bader PART1
"Bader Racing" Karmann Ghia 993 RS Karmann Ghia ... (mehr) Hinzugefügt: 20. Januar 2008 "Bader Racing" Karmann Ghia 993 RS Karmann Ghia Karosserie Bj. 69 mit verbessertem Porsche 993 Antriebsstrang, Überrollkäfig und Rennfahrwerk, Höchstgeschwindigkeit 305km/h Beschleunigung von 0-100 4,4 Sekunden





FUNNY classic karmann ghia commercial
http://www.painteddesigns.nl This is the funniest car commercial EVER!!! Keep watching 'till the end! What do you do with your mother-in-law when you wanna be alone with your girlfriend? Yes, you take her out for a drive in: a karmann ghia!! Wait for the punchline! From the DVD 'Legend on wheels'. Wanna have this DVD packed with 2 hours of high quality digitally remastered old vw commercials? The DVD really brings you back to the '60s and '70s. Send an email to: beetlejuice150@hotmail.com





Karmann Ghia 1974 Karosserie
Die Karosserie des Karmann Ghia Baujahr 1974 wird auf das Fahrgestellt montiert.





Karmann Ghia 2.6L engine
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Karmann Ghia 993 RS Porsche Jochen Bader PART3
"Bader Racing" Karmann Ghia 993 RS Karmann Ghia Karosserie Bj. 69 mit verbessertem Porsche 993 Antriebsstrang, Überrollkäfig und Rennfahrwerk, Höchstgeschwindigkeit 305km/h Beschleunigung von 0-100 4,4 Sekunden





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





Karmann Ghia Coupe 1963 1914cc
Nice running 1914cc with dual Kadrons and Petronix electronic ignition.





VW Karmann Ghia 1963 Walkaround.
A quick look at my 1963 Ghia. Lowered with a 5'' narrowed front beam.





Karmann Ghia
karmann ghia e suas linhas





Karmann Ghia - Clássicos de Competição
http://www.leosposito.com/




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