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Owner:
Christoph Moos, Mannheim
Type:
143, VW Karmann Ghia 1500 Coupé
Year:
1967
color:
Cherry Red L554
Body:
Stock body with US Spec Towel bar bumpers from 1969 model, red taillight glasses, clear turn signal lenses, converted to 12 Volt electrics
Interior:
BF Torino seats Nürburgring, upholstered with black MB-Nappa leather, dashboard covered with black leather, 14 inch wooden Grant steering wheel, period VDO tach, Hurst-style shifter
Engine:
Type 1, 1776cc, lightened flywheel, stock 69 mm crankshaft, stock rods, forged 90.5 Mahle pistons and barrels, 040 heads modified by Udo Becker, 35.5 mm inlet valves, 32 mm outlet valves, HD Scat valve springs, Engle W120 camshaft, compression ratio 8.9:1, short intake manifolds, twin 40 IDF Weber carbs with 32 mm venturis, K&N air cleaners, BAS linkage, electric Pierburg fuel pump, blue Bosch coil, Bosch 009 distributor, 38 mm BAS header, modified BAS Streetsport mufflers, HD oil pump, CSP oil pump cover with pressure-relief valve, external oil cooler with thermostat, oil filter, CB breather box
Transmission:
1970 beetle 1300, code letter "AM"
Chassis:
Adjustable front beam, extended excentric camber adjusters, 19 mm anit-roll bar, rear end lowered one outer spline, red Koni shocks
Brakes:
Vented Kerscher discs on front, drums on rear end
Wheels/tires:
Fuchs wheels, polished and detailed in 4.5Jx15 front, rear in 5.5Jx15, Firestone F560 in 145-15 front, rear in 195/65-15
History:
Christoph found this Karmann Ghia in July 1993 in Bochum. At the time it had five owners since new and was allready running on Empi Sprint Star wheels. The first of modifications were a new transmission and a Euro High Tuck exhaust. This was during 1994. In 1995 a engine fire meant a new paintjob was necessary. The lowering job done around this time too. During 1996, the wheels, the brakes and a new engine were changed. Unfortunately, this Resto Cal Looker was involved an accident in 1997, that led to some black and white chequers been painted on the front wing to disguise the damage. Since then, the coupé has been fully restored and looks better than ever. In 2006 the 2007 cc engine had to be replaced by the current 1776 cc one due to an engine blow-up.
Last update:
06/03/2008
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