Come And Get Your Karmann Ghia

Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York. » 11/03/13 9:03am 11/03/13 9:03am

The World's Slowest Sports Car Celebrates Its 60th Birthday

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia prototype was shown internally in 1953, on the occasion of the Paris Motor Show. With production starting two years later, 450,000 of these luxury Beetles were made until production ended in 1974. What a beauty. » 8/21/13 9:20am 8/21/13 9:20am

1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/18/08 9:00am 11/18/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. When we had the last month, I got a flood of emails from rusty-state readers who were aghast that such a rare car would be allowed to go to The Crusher. Thing is, Karmann Ghias…

1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Welcome to Down On The Street » 10/14/08 9:00am 10/14/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's a car that had been sitting in a backyard in my neighborhood for years- in fact, enough years that Jimmy Carter was president the last time it moved under its own power-…

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we've going to check out a seriously rare machine that I found near the '60 Studebaker Lark: a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34. Or is it some kind of weird replica? That… » 7/29/08 9:00am 7/29/08 9:00am

PCH, German Ass-Bondo Edition: 1956 190SL or 4x4 Karmann Ghia?

We had a few complaints that yesterday's Choose Your Eternity challenge wasn't quite hellish enough (although we're pretty sure the buyers of those two Japanese AWD turbomobiles are going to be shaking their fists at cruel Fate pretty soon). But we aim to please, so now we're coming back with a pair of positively… » 12/18/07 5:30pm 12/18/07 5:30pm