Vintage Car Envy

On one of the last sunny days we had in Falmouth – goodness, that seems a long time ago – I came across these beautiful cars parked up at the side of the road in the town centre.

Silver Karmann Ghia

Silver Karmann Ghia

White Karmann Ghia

White Karmann Ghia

 

Needless to say, I wasn’t the only one taking notice of these beauties.

Side view of white car

Side view of white car

 

These are VW Karmann Ghias convertibles, made in Germany sometime between 1957 and 1970.

Rear view of this German beauty

Rear view of this German beauty

 

These examples were in beautiful condition

Gleaming in the sun

Gleaming in the sun

 

Look at the beautiful red leather upholstery, trimmed with white piping.

Interior of the white car - check out the upholstery!

Interior of the white car – check out the upholstery!

 

The Karmann Ghia won awards for its design, and its clear to see why.

The cars were produced by the same VW  factory that made the VW Beetle after the war, and the early models used a Beetle chassis and engine.

In 1974, the Ghia was replaced by the VW Scirocco and the Porsche 914 – a sad day for fans of stylish cars.

Beautiful SIlver Car

Beautiful SIlver Car

These cars had German plates, so I assume they were here on holiday. I didn’t get to meet the drivers, but if I had I would have loved to have blagged a drive – purely in the interests of vintage research of course!!

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  1. If that was the end of June, they were probably over for the international KG meeting organised by the KG owners club. A few cruised by our Vintage VW show in Lavenham on their way. It’s always nice to see them out and about!

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