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Old 06-14-2021, 12:16 PM
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OB, Awesome find!! I can't wait to see another example of your immaculate work!!!

Is that European or Mexican manufactured? (Not sure if they made them in Mexico also)

If it's Mexican, please consider re-badging it as "Poncho Ghia" solely because that's funny as hell....

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Old 06-14-2021, 12:55 PM
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Not sure what I was thinking... Guess I have my BMW's right where I want them and out of projects. Picked this 1969 Karmann Ghia up for my next project. Has some rust but what doesn't here for a 52 year old car in the Carolinas.
Beautiful! Also, it's wonderful to see you back in the saddle and having fun. I was stressed for you this time last year.
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Old 06-14-2021, 08:42 PM
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Looks pretty nice OB! Iron Resurrection on the Motor Trend channel recently aired an episode where they did one of these. Of course it was lowered, and had the obligatory big rims installed, but they swapped out the motor for a "prepped", larger 1600cc engine that had 150HP that was really sweet.


What are your plans for it? Keep original or bump it a notch or two ?
I have owned several Ghias as a youngster living in SoCal. Verts and coupes along with a slew of bugs.

My favorite one ended up on the front cover of VW Trends and a full story in Hot VWs. That is actually yours truly at the right front wheel at about 22.

These treasures are just so hard to find anymore.
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Old 06-14-2021, 10:19 PM
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Congratulations on your new distraction. It’s looks pretty cool already, I can only imagine what it will end up being when your done with it!

Those old school pics are awesome, looks like you were living the dream in Cali!
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Old 06-14-2021, 10:38 PM
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Distracting Toys...

The engine on the stand, nice touch Boost!
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Old 06-14-2021, 10:39 PM
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Congratulations on your new distraction. Itís looks pretty cool already, I can only imagine what it will end up being when your done with it!

Those old school pics are awesome, looks like you were living the dream in Cali!
Just a surf rat back then. Cars and boards. The Ghia wasn't really that fast. In street weight it turned a best 12.12 1/4 mile.

Now my bug was a little more stout. 9.86 @147MPH 1/4 mile
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Old 06-14-2021, 10:40 PM
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12 seconds is good for me!! LoLÖ. Nice time with the bug though!
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Old 06-14-2021, 10:50 PM
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The engine on the stand, nice touch Boost!
That engine on the stand in that cover shot was actually the engine out of the dragster just sticking out the nose out of the garage.
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Drooling over that 3 car garage. The R55S is nice too.
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