Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe 1200

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe 1200

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe 1200

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a sports car marketed in 2+2 coupe (1955–1974) and 2+2 convertible (1957–1974) body styles by Volkswagen. Internally designated the Type 14 (1955-1974) and Type 34 (1962-1969), the Karmann Ghia combined the chassis and mechanicals of the Type 1/Beetle and Type 3 and with styling by Italy's Carrozzeria Ghia and hand-built bodywork by German coachbuilding house Karmann.

For its final model year, the vestigial rear seat was discontinued for North American models, as it lacked provisions for seat belts; all Karmann Ghias for 1974 were marketed strictly as two-seaters. During 1962–1969, Volkswagen marketed the Type 34, based on the Type 3 platform, featuring angular bodywork and mechanicals from said platform.

More than 445,000[3] Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car's production life, not including the Type 34 variant. Volkswagen do Brasil (Volkswagen Brasil) produced 41,600 Type 34s in Brazil for South America between 1962 and 1975.

Long noted for its exterior styling, the Karmann Ghia was designed with input from numerous individuals at Carrozzeria Ghia and was strongly influenced by Virgil Exner's work, though all of its designers passed without a definitive individual styling attribution.

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General Data

Make
Volkswagen
Model
Karmann Ghia
Sub Model
Coupe 1200
Model Code
Type 14
Production / Sales Year(s)
1960 - 1965
Country of origin
Germany

Body work and dimensions

Body type
Coupe
Doors
2
Number of seats
2+2
Length CM
414
Length in
162.99
Width CM
163
Width in
64.17
Height CM
132
Height in
51.97
Wheelbase CM
240
Wheelbase in
94.49
Curb Weight KG (EU)
810
Curb Weight LBS (EU)
1786

Engine

Engine Type
Boxer
Cylinders
4
Engine Displacement (cc)
1192
Engine Displacement (cui)
73
Engine (l)
1.2
Engine HP
34
Engine PS
34
Engine KW
25
@RPM
3600
Engine Max Torque (NM)
82
Engine Max Torque (Lb-Ft)
60
Engine Max Torque (kgf-m)
8.36
Engine Max Torque RPM
2000
Fueltype
Gasoline
Unless noted otherwise, DIN rated horsepower and torque is given.

Transmission

Transmission Type
Manual
Number of gears
4

Chassis

Engine position
Rear
Drive Train
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity Liter
40

Performance (Factory Claim)

Top Speed Km/h
122
Top Speed MP/H
76
Acceleration 0-100 km/h | 0-62 Mph in sec.
31

Brakes and suspension

Front Brakes
Drums
Rear Brakes
Drums
Front Suspension
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension
Torsion bar

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Technical Specifications
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Text Source
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Last modified
03/03/2023

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