Australian Karmann Ghia

5 05 2014

Not a kombi, but a close cousin, and what a beautiful one: Here comes a Karmann Ghia, spotted 2 weeks ago at the National VW Club Bug-In in Geelong. In the Volkswagen nomenclature, this is a Type 14, built on the mechanical base of the Type 1, the beetle. Like the beetle and kombi, it came with a flat-four air-cooled engine in the back. Volkswagen outsourced its production to the German coach builder Karmann, while the design came from the Italian company Ghia. The Type 14 was built between 1955 and 1974. Based on the tail lights, this model was produced between 1960-1969. Another Karmann from the same period was featured in this older blog post.

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