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 needs.
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VW Karmann Ghia 1974
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, 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.
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!!
1968 VW Karmann Ghia - Nicely Restored
I thought you'd like a look at this nicely restored 1968 Karmann Ghia. It
was fully restored in 2005, and it's till looking great today. It's powered
by the flat four, backed by a four speed manual trans. The paint is slick,
the interior looks like new, and it runs out great. This is on sharp
Karmann Ghia. I hope you find it interesting...thanks for watching!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Karmann Ghia sheet metal patch
Cutting, bending, and welding in a patch to smooth out a fresh air vent for
a 1974 Karmann Ghia. Includes some hammering, mig welding and a bit of the
english wheel. I have tons of pictures on my blog:
Classic: VW Karmann Ghia Coupe 1966
This is sons gift to a father on 50th anniversary. While collecting mostly
young-timer cars, Dainius Matijošaitis decided to make an old-timer
present to his father - fully restored, neat 1966 VW Karmann Ghia Coupe.
Dainius will be driving Karmann Ghia in first classic rally in Lithuania:
"ORLEN Lietuva Classic Rally".
Video by "TaT Design":
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
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
Hear it run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTvzfOzxsdI
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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!
For a full write up on this car check out Airmighty.
Music by The Lock and Keys.
Produced, filmed and edited by PJ Gibbons
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.
Karmann Ghia - Upholstering the VW Visors
How I rebuilt and recoverd my sun visors. Most VW visors are built
similarly. I coated the fiberboard with fiberglass resin, then covered
them using some 1/8" landau foam, and tweed fabric to match the headliner
that will be used in the car.
Lowering the rear of a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia suspension
This video takes a more comprehensive look and demonstrates the lowering
and fine-tuning of the swing axle rear suspensions. Simply put, if your car
is either lowered or raised and you are not driving on Drop Plates or Raise
Plates then you are settling for an inferior and potentially dangerous
ride! Lower or raise the rear of both Swing Axle and IRS Volkswagens and
Buggies without changing the factory spring plate travel or torsion in the
system and achieve a superior ride! Atomwerk Drop/Raise Plates will restore
the factory "feel"! We did not seat-of-the-pants design our Drop Plates to
lower your vehicle, we ENGINEERED them so that your car will not lose its
ride quality after it has been lowered. Bottom line is that Drop Plates are
the only way to have a comfortable ride when your rear end is lowered. See
our tech page for greater understanding of this:
Lower your VW the right way!
Check out our products at www.atomwerk.org
Call us at 541-935-8026
Video editing: Blue Dot Productions
Music by: Abrasion Equation
Label: Specops Music
all rights Specops Music
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