1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars mag

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Classic Euro

For Volkswagen, the Karmman Ghia was potentially an image-maker. 

As our feature on the model points out: "Having supplied components to Porsche and watched as their little Beetle-based coupes set records and won races, VW no doubt craved a bit of glamour for itself.

"The shape of the Karmann-Ghia reportedly dates back to a rear-engined Ghia design from 1950 however the first documented cooperation between Karmann in Germany and the Italian styling house came in 1953.

"Two years later at the Frankfurt Motor Show the completed car was revealed."

This example located in Brisbane is running a 1300 engine with four-speed manual. The seller mentions new upholstery and carpets and says it's overall in good shape. A roadworthy is offered and it's priced at $43,000.




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