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Car No. 218


Motor: 1,2 l

The production of the VW Karmann Ghia Coupé was started up in a Karmann factory back in August 1955.

This vehicle is an early 1956 and it was originally exported from Germany to Vienna and from there it was sold to a happy new owner in Bordeaux, France, from which I bought it by a real coincidence.

I was there to pick up a fully restored Porsche 356 from one of our Porsche friends and I saw this car in their workshop and couldn’t resist buying it due to its beautiful colour combination in Trout blue (L330) with a dark blue/grey interior padding.

It is supplied with its original 1,2 l 30 hp engine. Upon receipt I had it fully restored with dual Okrasa carburettors, which result in a slightly better acceleration and a few more hp than the standard 30 hp engine.

"Trout blue (L330) with dark blue/grey padding"