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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

A Restored 1957 VW Karmann

The 1957 VW Karmann Ghia in this article was a sports car by Volkswagen between 1955 and As it’s name implies, the and construction of this car was mostly the of two entities. One was the the Karmann coach of Germany and the other was Italian and coach building company . Together they would a signature car for Volkswagen in both and convertible styles. VW had hoped their new Karmann Ghia be their image model.

VW Karmann Ghia

The Karmann Addition to the VW Product Line

The two VW Karmann Ghia received an reception from the public. The coach builders were known for their hand and Ghia added an Italian

Styling was the product of Luigi of the Ghia Studios. Up to this Volkswagen was selling only Beetle and VW Bus and the car buying public was for something a bit different. Volkswagen had to out of the German wreckage of World War Two and if were a bit late with new offering it was understandable.

A Totally New Design on a Beetle

The VW Karmann Ghia was a completely new design on a Volkswagen Beetle . The Karmann Ghia’s engine was the as that offered on the VW Beetle, a cylinder air cooled design. If you the Karmann Ghia to the Beetle, the design offered a bit better and better crosswind resistance. The aerodynamic Karmann Ghia was to go faster than the Beetle by 9 miles an hour on average.

Ghia’s sports car styling and engine compartment

In 1958 VW their new Karmann Ghia which was also received by the car buying public. Karmann sales were running well. They built 10,000 vehicles the very year.


One drawback to the VW Karmann Ghia was power plant. A four engine from the Beetle was not what sports cars about. Chevy found out when they introduced the in late 1953 with a six engine connected to an automatic and sales was well below VW did what would be expected. promoted the car’s unquestionably design and construction and hoped these attributes would any engine size concerns.

By the 1950′s many sports car were talking power and VW was four cylinders.  VW made a of pushing the Karmann Ghia’s  hand construction methods. For the part VW was successful at this and some creative and humorous Karmann Ghia U.S. didn’t begin until the

Restored Karman Ghia

What the VW Karmann Ghia was a excellently designed and styled car rounded looks and the best of with the economical VW Beetle . If you wanted your car to look and high performance wasn’t important an item, then the Karmann Ghia was your The 1957 Karmann Ghia sold for around $2,400 and the in 1958 for around $2,700 . The Ghia represented good and it was economical to operate. The Karmann was always priced a bit higher the VW Beetle.

Over the eighteen run there was not a whole lot changed the car with the exception of the headlights raised and mandated safety law As with all the VW’s there was engine updating through the The VW Karmann Ghia was produced to after which it was replaced by the VW .

1957 Karmann Ghia

As mentioned above, the Karmann was manufactured with a four 36 horsepower air cooled engine straight from the VW Beetle. The was rear mounted the same as on a VW

The Karmann Ghia’s wheelbase was a 94.5 inches and overall 163.0 inches . The car’s came in at about 2,300 lbs .

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

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1957 Karmann Ghia

The VW Karmann Ghia Collector Car

sporty little classic VW Ghia’s are today relatively especially when you consider they were VW image The karmann Ghia has a place in history as a 1950′s sports car the expensive bells and whistles. collectors of Karmann Ghias the car’s quality construction and design.

The VW Karmann Ghia also has support. The Karmann Ghia of North America is a non profit dedicated to serving the needs of the Ghia community. The club publishes a newsletter, conducts and hosts functions each

Collector prices will You’ll find late coupes in mint condition price tags in the mid teens . as is the case with most ones, will most get another 50 percent over figure. You’ll also some showroom condition with price tags in the plus range.

It’s reported that old potential Ghia project car candidates are not to find these days. a lot were produced and most to the U.S. the classic car’s has been climbing and as of this a lot of the project cars have snapped up. If you locate one at a decent and without a major rust you’ll have a good

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