Volkswagen Karmann Ghias and Cabriolets: 1949-1980

Overview

Volkswagen enthusiast and expert Richard Copping reveals the full story of the Karmann Ghia from initial concepts to the production of the Coupe, the addition of a Cabriolet, and the model's ongoing progress until its eventual sad demise in 1974. Contents include:Background story of the firms and key individuals involved, 1949-1980.The history of the Karmann Ghia and V W Beetle Cabriolet from prototype to production.The coupe, cabriolet and Type 34 variants of the Karmann Ghia, as well as special models and ...

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Overview

Volkswagen enthusiast and expert Richard Copping reveals the full story of the Karmann Ghia from initial concepts to the production of the Coupe, the addition of a Cabriolet, and the model's ongoing progress until its eventual sad demise in 1974. Contents include:Background story of the firms and key individuals involved, 1949-1980.The history of the Karmann Ghia and V W Beetle Cabriolet from prototype to production.The coupe, cabriolet and Type 34 variants of the Karmann Ghia, as well as special models and one-off model variants.The development of the Beetle Cabriolet, the original model that brought VW and Karmann together.Model specifications and year-by-year evolution of design and production.Specially commissioned photography and a wide range of fascinating period imagery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847974181
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 973,659
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Copping is Britain's most prolific author on matters Volkswagen, with well over twenty books written about Beetles, Transporters, the VW Golf and more. His deep-rooted love for the marque has encouraged him to amass a large collection of archive brochures, travel the length and breadth of the country visiting many of the Volkswagen enthusiast events, photographs all types of Volkswagen and, above all, write about the vehicles in a style that has come to be recognized as both authoritative and lively.

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