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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 units were built,

10% of the T14 production. T34s were officially exported to America. A version was designed in 1961 and 15 were built in October-November but VW quickly shut-down the production. six of the original 15 have survived all living in Germany. An electric-sunroof was offered (2% of production) and it was the second ever to be fitted with an sliding roof. It’s was considered cutting-edge in 1961 its unique front nose tiny pillars, huge cockpit. Today there are to be 2500
T34s that have of the original 42,000. Rust is a issue with the coachbuilt design and the lack of spare makes restoring one extremely expensive. The international organization for T34 is T34 World ( ) and they its 50 th Anniversary in Germany with 154 participating in the weekend events, a new world record the most at one event.

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