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Volkswagen Karmann Ghias and Cabriolets 1949-1980

By Richard Copping

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ISBN: 9781847974181
PUBLISHED: 28/09/2012
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 270 colour photographs

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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" Volkswagen expert, Richard Copping, unravels the full story of Wilhelm Karmann and the cars he built, and backs it up with some superb photography, both old and specially commissioned for the book. A very comprehensive and compelling history. "
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Reviewed By: TKC Mag

" On already the first quick thumb-through of the book, patience will be required not to want to stop all the time. If you don't already know about Karmanns, almost every page beckons with something enticing. "
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" I utterly recommend that you get a copy of this book either as a present to yourself or to a friend. This book really is a must for anyone with a passing interest in the VW genre. "
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Reviewed By: Volksworld

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