For people who can’t stand the sight of a Volkswagen

September 4th, 2008

Here are some vintage ads from the 60ies for the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Volkswagen really had a good sense of humor back then.

Some people just can’t see a VW.
Even though they admire its attributes, they picture themselves in something fancier.
We sell such a package.
It’s called a Karmann Ghia.
The Karmann Ghia is what happened to a Volkswagen when an Italian designer got hold of it.
He didn’t design it for mass production, so we wouldn’t think of giving it the mass production treatment.
We take time to hand-weld, hand-shape, and hand-smooth the body.
Finally, after 185 men have had a hand in it, the Ghia’s body is lowered onto one of those strictly functional chassis.
The kind that comes with VW’s big 15-inch wheels, torsion bars, our 4-speed synchromesh transmission and that rather famous air-cooled engine.

So that along with its roman nose and graceful curves, the Ghia has a beauty that is more than skin deep.

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

found at Coudal

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