Wednesday, February 11, 2009

VW Karmann Ghia - Alive and kicking

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My summer car, Karmann Ghia '58 (above), is now carefully parked in the winter storage for the next season. Year 1958 was the second full production year of KG.

Becky, my loyal West Hollywood correspondent, sent me a link to a nice 1973 blue Karmann Ghia. The production of Ghias ceased that year.

This story was published in NY Times, and titled Of Maxwell, Uma and Omar the Car.

From that one can learn that VW Karmann Ghia has been playing a major part in the movies, associated with Maxwell Smart character and actress Uma Thurman.

Thanks, Becky, and be good.

View the video of the 1973 Ghia.


Rebecca Cleary said...

Hi Harri!

Nice photo! That looks like the garage area in Sacramento, behind the pad that Miia and I had. It is right?

I didn't know it was a '58. Very cool! A real classic indeed!


Harri Rautiainen said...

Hi Becky,

It may look like Sacramento, but the picture is taken last fall in Espoo Finland.
Miia's KG has traveled a long way.


T.R. Hummer said...

Harri! I just saw a beautiful KG, about half an hour ago, asparagus green with red and green leather seats. Really beautiful.

Harri Rautiainen said...

Terry, thanks for your note.
Mine was originally turquoise. One of this days she is going to get the original color with cream-white roof.
I hope,

Peter said...

This are, very nice photos and very beautiful Karmann Ghias.

Nice blog.