The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a coupe whose design was inspired by the legendary line of VW “Bugs”. Many refer to this car as Volkswagen’s prettiest, and its sleek appearance makes it look even faster than it actually is.
Model: VW Karmann Ghia coupe, Type 14
Year of manufacture: 1971
Manufacturer: Volkswagenwerk AG, Germany
Engine: boxer, 4-cylinder
Transmission: manual, 4 gears
Wheels: cast aluminum
Interior: black, leatherette
Number of seats: 4
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1971
State: Completed project – full restoration
This beautiful sports coupe was premiered at a 1953 car show in Paris. With its sleek design, it caught the attention of car enthusiasts and the public alike, and it became particularly popular in the US, where it was featured in several movies. The car’s design relied heavily on the Volkswagen Beetle legacy, both in terms of construction and engine design — it might be for this reason that the Ghia would eventually become known as the “slowest sports coupe”.
Ghia would eventually become known as the “slowest sports coupe”.