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Volkswagen 1500

from 1961 press photo

Type 34 Cabriolet

from 1961 press

The VW 1500 Karmann Ghia (its true full name in 1961) was a very car from the start, which was apparent from the reception it at the 1961 Frankfurt Show. It had lights in front with a frontal line (some it whiskers) that wrapped the sides toward the rear. The had round taillights and a flat panel. Some loved it and hated it, but all agreed that VW with its design target, was to produce a controversial stylish based on the new VW 1500 model Volkswagen differentiated the two KG models by type designations, with the KG titled the Type 14 and the new KG the Type 34. VW went with the new advertising names, calling the earlier KG the VW KG and the new one the VW 1500 KG, but then there was when VW came out with the engine for the Type I KG in 1967. The came up

with its own names including Edge Ghia (Great Der Grosse Karmann (the big Germany), and European Ghia A car of many names to be sure.

Volkswagen 1500

The Type 34 was the flagship model of the VW line. It was the most expensive VW the fastest, and the most luxurious. The 34 was fitted with such amenities as fog lights, cigar electric clock, locking column, front rear windows, variable wiper and luxurious interior accommodations. It had the distinction of being the only VW with built in fog lights and the option of an electrically operated sliding sunroof. The Type 34 was a handcrafted body on a standard III chassis and running gear. It the same engine and transmission, and frame, making it easy to and locate mechanical parts. 95% of the Type 34s parts are unique to the car and can not be between the other Type III making the restoration process difficult. Now with all many parts on a vintage VW that

The Type 34 was built from 1961 through July although the earliest known 34 was built in early December There were a total of Coupes built, all at the Karmann in Osnabruck, Germany. Unbelievably, are known to be only about in existence worldwide today, there many be as many as laying in storage around the From existing databases, are 45% in Germany, 30% in the USA, 10% in Great 2% in Canada New Zealand, and 10% in the rest of the The majority in the USA and Great Britain are original drivers, unlike of the Canadian and German Type 34s have extensive rust and highly restrictive registration for safety. Typical costs for an original Type 34 on the West USA are from $1000 $2500 higher prices on the East due to the harsher conditions. Typical for an accurately restored to original concourse) Type 34 is from $10,000 in the USA and much higher in


Type 34s can be classified into five based on year of production and size: early 1962, 1962 63, 1964 65, 1966, 69. Early 1962s are the most for collectors because of their and unique pre production features. All 63s were fitted with a engine and single side carburetor. All 1964 65 models fitted with the same engine but had dual down carbs and dome topped (termed 1500 S models). for 1966 were fitted the new 1600cc dual carb Of course, 1967 69 models the new 12 Volt electrical system the 1600cc dual carb

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