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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

My 1960 Volkswagen Karmann

The beautiful shape of the car could make it a poor man’s if not a rich man’s Vee Dub. Gallery

The shapely body was dubbed the most beautiful in the

And it was Tony Conroy’s first I began my love affair the Karmann Ghia as a schoolboy, the says.

I remember vividly my dad ‘What’s that?’ when I saw my one as a youngster. I was eight or nine at the and this one particular Karmann was traveling behind the old school

The beautiful shape of the car could make it a poor man’s if not a rich man’s Vee Dub.

spent years searching for a car to buy, but they were outside his budget or needed too restoration. He even considered a left-hand-drive version from the US.

In he found a 1959 model passing through Sydney on his way from holidays, bought it for and had it shipped home to Adelaide.

The work was pretty good but it needed a bit of work inside, he I must confess the Karmann is only a pretend sports Although it has gorgeous drop-… and oozes elegance, it has the running and engine of your standard ’60s VW Beetle.

However, the body is styled by Luigi Segre of the famed Ghia design studio hand-built bodywork by German Karmann.


In my model’s case, it the factory with a 1192cc engine, however as the original I have taken the opportunity to the engine’s performance to a more 1600cc, he says.

My son-in-law, Adam, effectively the engine, and Adam also in handy as he is a specialised VW mechanic. The Ghia came with a floor-shift gearbox and Beetle rear engine.

The spare fuel tank and small area are under the bonnet there is compact luggage behind the rear seats. The tyre also plays an role in the overall weight and balance of the car.

The car is beautiful to you are seated quite low and the car itself is low and for a car of its age extremely smooth and zippy on the he says. I know it is just a car but the way our have been changed the ownership of this vehicle is amazing and there are too many to tell.

The one highlight was my daughter having it as her limousine on her wedding day with dad the driver, of course the front seat had to be extracted so Kathleen her wedding gown could in and sit on the rear seat.

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

Conroy the car as a daily driver and would sell it. If you let it slip through fingers you’ll never get one, he says. It took seven years for this one to in my lap.

Karmann Ghia

Year: 1959

Price New:

Price Now: $12-30,000 at $25,000)

Engine: 1200cc 1600cc (replacement)

Body: coupe

Transmission: 4-speed

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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

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