Slammed Classic: A Laid Out Karmann Ghia

I have this habit of giving my picture folders a final flick through before I send them away forever to their digital resting place – i.e. my hard discs. Call it a good bye, a farewell after they have spent a few days sitting on my desktop supplying all the images I need to put some posts together. It may sound silly getting sentimental about folders, but when these collections of images make up your professional life, well, you might understand why.

But it’s these final looks that occasionally spawn a impromptu spotlight.


Which is exactly the case with this suitably slammed Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.


It’s one of the many cars I took special notice of at Track & Show a few weeks back, and I thought it deserved a little more attention than just one image in the general show coverage.


So here it is in all its dropped-right-to-the-ground glory, sporting shiny chrome wheels that only serve to emphasis the simple but effective look its owner has gone for.


While these aren’t the rarest of cars, you do tend to come across far more hardtop Karmann Ghias than convertibles, which makes this one a little more special.


Plus, it was very easy to drop an exclusive Speedhunters #Hunted sticker inside when I was done shooting.

Dino Dalle Carbonare
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Very,very nice. Less=More.


aahh man the car of my youth, I used to own a '73 Ghia coupe when I was still living in South Africa, we totally rebuilt the car together with my dad - the best time's ever, sadly after my move to Europe, my parents, who stayed in South Africa later sold the car and my dad bought himself a 1941 "split", it's just nostalgic everytime I see a Kharmann - thanks Dino


My dad had one in South Africa as well growing up. Restored it met sy oupa


bielietjie "met sy oupa" wow has been quite a while since I last read some Afrikaans :-)


is that rust in the second image ?


I was hoping that you respond to the Top Gear article where they claim the japanese scene is dead.


Did you actually read that article all the way to the end, or did you just read it's title before you posted here?


Duhh if im talking about it obviously I read it and I found the amount of arbitrary ill contrived nonsense he made up was astonishing. Having said that I did not bring that up to have and argument with you or anybody.
But I would like to know what a Journalist like Dino that lives and work in the actual scene think about it the article that's all.


clean and simple...perfect cruiser.  extra points for the manual valves no frills


Im from vegas. If i had this, i would be cruzin las vegas blvd everyday!!! Super gangster. Super clean.


Classy. Old man style.


with a driver that is very reliable car that can drive very well


the car was very good 
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Any idea what the wheels are?