Karmann Ghia? — Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann Ghia

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Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann Ghia

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cartier95 8 years ago

The Karmann Ghia was a sports car marketed by Volkswagen, by the Italian firm Ghia, and by German coach builder Over 445,000 Karmann were produced between and 1974.

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2 Type 34 Ghia

3 Karmann TC

4 Rebirth of the Ghia

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History

In the early Volkswagen was producing small, efficient, reliable automobiles the Volkswagen Beetle); but as the world from World War II, consumers to demand more stylish and vehicles. Executives at Volkswagen that it was necessary to produce an car to satisfy the demands of post-war buyers.


Volkswagen contracted German coach builder to build this car. in turn contracted the Italian Ghia for a sports car design. took an already made, but design (originally intended for or Studebaker) and modified it to fit on a slightly Beetle floorpan.

The body and of the Karmann Ghia were and significantly more expensive to than the strictly assembly produced Beetle; this was in the Karmann Ghia#039;s higher tag.

The design and prototype well received by Volkswagen and in August 1955 the first Ghia was built in Osnabrück, Public reaction to the curvy Ghia was excellent, and over were sold in the first exceeding Volkswagen#039;s expectations.

Since the first Karmann used the same 36 hp engine as the the car was not suitable as a true sports however, the car#039;s styling and reliable parts made up for shortfall. The Karmann Ghia shared engine development the Beetle as the Type 1 engine larger with time, arriving at an engine displacement of cc.

In August 1957 a convertible version was introduced. Although version is often called the model by some, the Detroit trend of calling models in August of a year as the next model wasn#039;t adopted by until at least 1965. In 1964, the VIN number of VWs started the last digit of the year as the 3rd of the VIN. All through production, changes were also to VWs without regard to the model concept. Especially for these Ghias, September 1957 be much more useful as a of production model than the model year that was used by VW of America in marketing.

The car was redesigned for the 1960 model The most notable exterior were the car#039;s front grilles (which were with a wider design), the (which were moved up the and the rear taillight lenses became taller and more sometimes referred to as cats-eye Cars made from to 1959 are referred to as lowlights, due to the placement of the headlights, and are much by Karmann Ghia purists and

1970 saw larger taillights integrated reverse lights, as as squarish wrap-around turn versus the bullet style on earlier cars. The taillights revised again in 1972, taller and wider, with visability from the side. safety bumpers were for 1973.

In late 1974, the car was mainly due to increasing safety and sluggish sales.

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34 Ghia

Volkswagen Karmann Type 34In 1962, introduced the Type 34 Karmann based on its new Type 3 platform. It was the vehicle for Volkswagen#039;s new 1500 cc It was the fastest, most luxurious, and expensive Volkswagen at the time.

One option was an electrically-operated sliding sunroof — a feature not found in the Karmann Ghia#039;s similarly Porsche cousins. The styling was squared-off, versus the curved of the original Karmann Ghia, more interior and cargo This venture into a upmarket realm with a low production car was not a success, and production in 1969 after about units were built. the Type 34 is considered a semi-rare

The assembly line which the Type 34 also produced the 914 — the Type 34#039;s replacement.

Karmann Ghia TC

Volkswagen Ghia TCThe Karmann TC was developed to replace the Type 1 Karmann Ghia in Brazil. It was from 1970 to 1976 and the Type 145 designation. It was designed by Giugiaro at the Italdesign studios in Italy. The TC (Touring Coupe) was on the Brazilian Type 3, as such, it has the 3#039;s drivetrain and running

The Karmann Ghia was a two-seater car marketed by Volkswagen, designed by the firm Ghia, and built by coach builder Karmann. 445,000 Karmann Ghias produced between 1955 and

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2 34 Ghia

3 Karmann Ghia TC

4 of the Ghia

5 External links

History

In the early 1950s, was producing small, fuel reliable automobiles (like the Beetle); but as the world recovered World War II, consumers began to more stylish and elegant Executives at Volkswagen decided it was necessary to produce an image car to the demands of post-war automobile

Volkswagen contracted with coach builder Karmann to this car. Karmann in contracted the Italian firm for a sports car design. Ghia an already made, but unused (originally intended for Chrysler or and modified it to fit on a slightly modified floorpan.

The body and nose of the Ghia were handcrafted and more expensive to produce the strictly assembly line Beetle; this was reflected in the Ghia#039;s higher price

The design and prototype were received by Volkswagen executives, and in 1955 the first Karmann was built in Osnabrück, Germany. reaction to the curvy Karmann was excellent, and over 10,000 sold in the first year, Volkswagen#039;s expectations.

Since the first Karmann used the same 36 hp engine as the the car was not suitable as a true sports however, the car#039;s styling and reliable parts made up for shortfall. The Karmann Ghia shared engine development the Beetle as the Type 1 engine larger with time, arriving at an engine displacement of cc.

Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann Ghia

In August 1957 a convertible version was introduced. Although version is often called the model by some, the Detroit trend of calling models in August of a year as the next model wasn#039;t adopted by until at least 1965. In 1964, the VIN number of VWs started the last digit of the year as the 3rd of the VIN. All through production, changes were also to VWs without regard to the model concept. Especially for these Ghias, September 1957 be much more useful as a of production model than the model year that was used by VW of America in marketing.

The car was redesigned for the 1960 model The most notable exterior were the car#039;s front grilles (which were with a wider design), the (which were moved up the and the rear taillight lenses became taller and more sometimes referred to as cats-eye Cars made from to 1959 are referred to as lowlights, due to the placement of the headlights, and are much by Karmann Ghia purists and

1970 saw larger taillights integrated reverse lights, as as squarish wrap-around turn versus the bullet style on earlier cars. The taillights revised again in 1972, taller and wider, with visability from the side. safety bumpers were for 1973.

In late 1974, the car was mainly due to increasing safety and sluggish sales.

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34 Ghia

Volkswagen Karmann Type 34In 1962, introduced the Type 34 Karmann based on its new Type 3 platform. It was the vehicle for Volkswagen#039;s new 1500 cc It was the fastest, most luxurious, and expensive Volkswagen at the time.

One option was an electrically-operated sliding sunroof — a feature not found in the Karmann Ghia#039;s similarly Porsche cousins. The styling was squared-off, versus the curved of the original Karmann Ghia, more interior and cargo This venture into a upmarket realm with a low production car was not a success, and production in 1969 after about units were built. the Type 34 is considered a semi-rare

The assembly line which the Type 34 also produced the 914 — the Type 34#039;s replacement.

Karmann Ghia TC

Volkswagen Ghia TCThe Karmann TC was developed to replace the Type 1 Karmann Ghia in Brazil. It was from 1970 to 1976 and the Type 145 designation. It was designed by Giugiaro at the Italdesign studios in Italy. The TC (Touring Coupe) was on the Brazilian Type 3, as such, it has the 3#039;s drivetrain and running

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Rebirth of the Ghia

Audi came out with the TT, many Volkswagen enthusiasts the styling of the TT to that of the Ghia, and the TT has analogous with the Ghia in the same manner as the New Beetle has with the original Beetle.

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K70 (NSU) Passat I

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