Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Cabriolet Type-1
1957-1974, 80899 produced.
Cabriolet,2 doors,2 seats
The Karmann-Ghia was built in great numbers. The majority were coupes. The cars were built on unmodified Beetle running gear that were constantly improved. The Karmann-Ghia convertible was launched two years after the coupe, in 1957.
The Karmann-Ghia appears to be a smaller version of the Chrysler d'Elegance concept car designed by Virgil Exner in 1953 but the head of Ghia, Luigi Segre, claims the honour.
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Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|R/R||Worm||Independent/Torsion bar||Independent/Torsion bar|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|87 mph||19.1 s||0 s||0 mpg||0 bhp 0|