Sunday, July 13, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008 ... Carmen Ghia?

Do I have it right? Is this a VW Carmen Ghia?

Look closely at the corner of the building on the left, and you'll see the Oldsmobile.


Snapper said...

Close. It's Karmann Ghia

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine had a black one just like this. Impressive photo.

He smoked cigars. And we worked together in research and development at NCR in Dayton and at the time were working on microencapsulation, and photochromics.

Steve Buser said...

Where did you ever find that? I haven't seen one a Kharmann Ghia in years. I remember stopping at the friends house and she was in a panic because hers wouldn't start. With only a inkling of what I was doing, I checked to see if there was a spark. (There was) So the only problem could be it wasn't getting gas. I got a screw driver and opened up the gas pump and it was pretty junked up. I cleaned it out and blew out the hoses. I put i back together and then to my big surprise it started. She thought I was a genius mechanic. (sometimes, luck is better than skill)

Thank you for your kin comments on

This week I have a new batch of bird photos to show. Today, Momma zooms in between the trees, belly full and ready to feed her brood.

Kim said...

I'm enjoying Sleek Week! I love this particular vintage of several car brands for the curvyness and the chrome details of that era (late 50s/early 60s). Don't you love to see classics like this being used for current transportation.
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Louis la Vache said...

The Karmann-Ghia was the result of four efforts. The basic design evolved from Chrysler stylist Virgil Exner's 1953 d'elegance. The Italian design firm Ghia, working with a designer named Boano, showed a design very similar to Exner's d'elegance to body builder Karmann. Karmann in turn showed the design to VW. VW supplied Karmann with Beetle platforms which were modified to accept the Exner-derived body. The Karmann-Ghia was introduced in 1955.