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Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann Ghia

First Look: Matchbox Type 34 Karmann Ghia.

We been waiting for this one for When the Matchbox team the T34 Karmann Ghia last we were not alone in wondering the T34 was. Well, we googled it, and we saw it was just a beautiful car, and one was not as well-known as the T14.

So with in mind, we have brought in the expert on the T34, Lee Hedges. Lee in San Diego, California and has been the force in the T34 scene for over 25 He runs the T34 World organization and its magazine with the goal of T34 owners around the world parts to accurately restore T34s. Coincidentally (but not he owns a restored 1962 Red Cabriolet replica and a Cherry Red 1965 RHD Electric Sunroof.

We have been chatting and forth with Lee for the better of a year, and he is as excited as anyone the Matchbox version is finally So we asked him to give everyone a background on the T34. If you want to more, or get in touch with just head over to the he helps run,

Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann Ghia

Now on to Lee’s article.


The Karmann Ghia is a combination of the Carrozzeria Ghia design in Turin Italy and the coachbuilding of Wilhelm Karmann in Osnabrück The first version of the Volkswagen Ghia is known as the Type 14, and it was released in 1955. It’s production ran through 1974 445,000 units built. In the second version of Karmann was introduced, known as the Type 34 It was based on the VW 1500 (Type 3) with flatter larger squarer design, and fitted many more standard The T34 was the most expensive Volkswagen available during its 8-year from 1962-69

and only 42,505 units built, 10% of the T14 production. T34s never officially exported to A Cabriolet version was designed in and 15 units were built in 1962 but VW quickly shut-down the Only six of the original 15 have today, all living in Germany. An option was offered (2% of production) and it was the vehicle ever to be fitted an electric sliding roof. styling was considered cutting-edge in with its unique front design, tiny pillars, greenhouse cockpit. Today are estimated to be
2500 T34s that survived of the original 42,000. is a common issue with the body design and the lack of parts makes restoring one difficult expensive. The international for T34 owners is T34 World ( ) and celebrated its 50 th Anniversary in Germany 154 T34s participating in the weekend setting a new world record the T34s at one event.

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