Karmann Ghia Volkswagen 1966 vintage car

I was walking around our place when i saw an interesting  red- colored vintage car , A 1966 Karman Ghia model made by Volkswagen. For a car that is over 40 years -old still  wonderfully maintained and still in use fascinated me.

side view

According to the car owner , In 1950, Karmann approached Volkswagen with a design for a new vehicle. Karmann had a working relationship with Volkswagen that went prior to this project that included the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet. The idea was initially rejected by Volkswagen so Karmann approached the coach-building company Carrozzeria Ghia of Turin who built the first prototype of the vehicle, completing in 1953. In November of 1953, Nordhoff, the head of Volkswagen at the time, gave approval for the vehicle to be built by his company. On July 14th in 1955, the vehicle was unveiled to the public.

There were basically three types of the Karmann-Ghia’s built during its life span that included the type 14, type 34, and the TC.

front view with US plate

The type 14 featured a round body-style that received very little modifications through its production life-span, dating from 1955 through 1974. Most of the modifications that did transpire were head and tail light modifications, bumper and side air vent changes.

During which time between  340,000 coupes and 81,000 convertibles were produced in Osnabruck Germany.

There are a lot of car association  in the Philippines which caters to these specialized needs and maintenance of these old cars.  The car had an AAP sticker which means that the owner was a member of the Automobile Association of the Philippines

The Vintage Car Club of the Philippines was organized in 1974. The club is devoted to the hobby of collecting and restoring of vintage cars .

Vintage Cars may be  defined as automobiles 30 years old or older.
Collectible cars with historic or aesthetic value not yet 30 years old are considered special interest vehicles
and are also welcome to the club.

The Vintage Car Club is affiliated with the Automobile Association of the Philippines
and it is the official governing body recognized by the government concerning vintage cars in the Philippines.

Automobile Association of the Philippines , or AAP the membership is open to almost everybody

membership is open to almost everybody including those who are already a member of other automobile clubs such as Volks Wagen Club (VWC) , Vintage Car Club of the Philippines ( VCCP), Vios Car Club, etc.

5 Responses

  1. nice car…

  2. hi mayroon paba yan sayo??? buyer.. pls send me email

    • I am not the owner of the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia series 1966. I think it was a collection. Thanks for visiting my site !

  3. I got a karmanghia its my dad car and he has passaway and my mom wants to restore it or just sell it and hope we could get an advice r number 09333312802

    • Hi im bobby isidro live in bataan can i call you my number is 09204960749 im looking for a person who wants to sel there karmann ghia hope we can get in touch sir pls reply to my phone number so we can talk ok good daysir

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