Volkswagen Karmann Ghias and Cabriolets (Hardcover)

1949-1980

By Richard Copping

The Crowood Press UK, 9781847974181, 208pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2012

List Price: 44.95*
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Description

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.



About the Author

With the best part of thirty VW titles to his name, ranging from Beetle books to Buses and Golfs, Richard Copping is regarded as a leading author and marque expert on matters Volkswagen in Britain and beyond. His credentials are impeccable, having learned to drive using a VW Beetle, he has owned Volkswagens ever since. A Concours judge, an avid collector of VW literature, and particularly so the oldest and rarest brochures, Richard has a monthly column in Volkswagen Camper and Commercial magazine, as well as regularly contributing features about some of the best VWs to be seen out and about.