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History of the Karmann Ghia

One can’t examine the history of the Ghia convertible without at the history of the Karmann Ghia as a Volkswagen’s answer to the Italian car styling, the Karmann Ghia debuted as a prototype in 1953. It take another two years for the car to be for test drives by car journalists and dealers.

Introduction to the Public

The Karmann went into mass in mid 1955 and made its car show a month later about the time it began to show up in showrooms. By October of 1956 ten of the vehicles had been produced. had been no convertible Karmann produced yet, though.

The International Show in Frankfurt, marked the first appearance of the Ghia convertible in 1957. By of the same year mass had begun. Some call cars “the 1958 but Volkswagen actually considers to be part of the 1957 model By that time, American had begun tagging all cars after August of one year as the year’s model. While eventually adopted this they had not done so yet. The for US buyers of the new car was a little over

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabrio

Design and Price Changes

The big design changes to the convertible in 1959. The alteration in this were all cosmetic — but dramatic in terms of the front end redesigned. The next year, a new 1200 cc engine would be into the Karmann Ghia. The of the convertible was reduced by 300 dollars in In 1964, the convertible top saw some but there had been other alterations to the vehicle throughout By 1965, a 1300 cc engine the 1200 cc version. Still, wasn’t satisfied with the yet and a year later introduced a cc engine. By 1969, they had

put in a stiller larger (1600 cc) That engine was a single version, but they went a dual port 1600 cc a year or so later. Changes until the Karmann Ghia production in 1974.

While the Karmann Ghia was a sports car, even dealers described it as “the slowest sports car”. For reason, it didn’t have the premium for auto insurance with which many of its sports car peers were Still, like any convertible, the for that version of the vehicle was pricey than for the hardtop.

Volkswagen’s Karmann Ghia was an vehicle. Combining German with Italian design it the perfect sports car. embraced the vehicle and it still has a lot of The convertible version of the car, in attracted a lot of fans.

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabrio
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabrio
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabrio


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