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Old Jul 15, 2013, 3:59 PM   #1
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This 1970 Convertible walks away with the best import trophy every time he shows it. Gets it's share of best in show as well. Lambos, Ferraris, Morgans, and the other exotics all fight it out for second place when he shows up.
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Beautiful car....I always wanted one. Had 3 VW Type 1 Deluxes (der Beetle) ....but never a Karmann Ghia.

My Uncle had one...used it to commute between Montreal and Ottawa.
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That looks immaculate; it's hard to imagine VW producing something as good looking as this.
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gorgeous! never figured a "lowly" Karmann Ghia to beat out Italian exotics as a show car, just goes to show what ya can do if ya work at it! looks like it might have some scoot, too, with dual carbs... got any overall pics?
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gorgeous! never figured a "lowly" Karmann Ghia to beat out Italian exotics as a show car, just goes to show what ya can do if ya work at it! looks like it might have some scoot, too, with dual carbs... got any overall pics?
Good catch.

I just noticed the dual carbs after you pointed it out.

An interior shot shows a Hurst shifter and a tachometer. Can't see if there is a redline...but if there is it's above the power peak revs (3900 rpm) of my stock '69 VW 1500cc.

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Good catch.

I just noticed the dual carbs after you pointed it out.

An interior shot shows a Hurst shifter and a tachometer. Can't see if there is a redline...but if there is it's above the power peak revs (3900 rpm) of my stock '69 VW 1500cc.

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judging by the reflection in the inside of the tach bezel, it looks to be somewhere north of 6,000... definitely not a stock motor! a friend of mine in college had a '67 squareback that he'd done some "work" on... i recall a trip from WA to CA on spring break where we had that thing cruising at 90, with three people and the back end full of stuff. we got there, and he showed me the engine... the block was VW, but most everything else was Porsche...
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 9:51 AM   #7
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My son is one busy guy, but I will try to get over to his place soon for more photos. The shifter knob looks like a Hurst but I'm not positive. The motor has been very modified and at idle makes a Porsche owner get wet. By the way, those carbs are Webers. Thanks for the kind words. I will alert him in that regard as he is not a "Steves" user.
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