About Karmann Ghia
Some people long for a sports car but lack necessary funds, and others admire the sports car style but shy away from high speeds. While a roadster marketed as "the Pussy cat" might seem like a surprising choice, the Karmann Ghia has always embraced its shortcomings. With a 19-year production run from 1955 to 1974 and nearly half a million eager buyers, the car offers a blend of first-rate VW engineering, excellent Karmann craftsmanship, and stylish Italian design at the expense of heart-racing speeds. Autosport applauded the car for its pure lines and breathtaking proportion, and Car and Driver likened it to the timeless Porsche Speedster, but dependability and lower sticker price remain the key marketing features. People looking for a not-so-speedy roadster on eBay might find a fully-restored hardtop with custom powder-blue paint or a vintage Karmann Ghia convertible needing a little TLC. A variety of Karmann Ghia parts offer just the items needed to restore a once-beautiful auto to its original glory. While some drivers demand a sports car with an imposing name and equally-intense performance, others take comfort in the perfect design and dependability of a Karmann Ghia.