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Lot 119 - 1965 VW Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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£20,250

Auction True Greats 2019
Auction Date 4th December 2019
Day of Auction Day 1 - Wednesday

Lot Details

Lot Number 119
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 145631636
Year 1965
Make Volkswagen
Model Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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Description

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was produced between 1955 and 1974, with some 360,000 coupes and over 80,000 cabriolets made. What is certain is that it was the most beautiful car ever produced by the BeetleMeisters, what is unclear is exactly how the car was designed and conceived. What is certain is that the initial raw idea was sparked by Dr Wilhelm Karmann, who was building the Beetle cabriolet at the time. He then supposedly suggested to Ghia that a beetle-based sports car could be made and presented to VW for their approval.

Several people claim a stake in the Karmann Ghia concept, in addition to the obvious triumvirate of VW in Wolfsburg, Karmann in Osnabruck and Ghia in Turin. What is assured however is that this elegant design, considered by many to be way ahead of its time, holds a firm place in automotive design classics and the hearts and minds of many enthusiasts and collectors around the world.


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