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Karmann Ghia VIN / Chassis Numbers
For engine numbers, refer to the Beetle listings

Year Chassis Engine Number Notes
1955
Aug 929 746   Introduction of the Type 143
Dec 1 060 929    
1956
Aug     Start of 1957 model year
Dec 1 394 119 1 120 615  
1957
Aug 1 600 440   Introduction of the Type 141 - convertible
Start of 1958 model year
Sept 1 649 253    
Dec 1 774 680 1 678 209  
1958
July 1 774 680 1 937 450  
Aug 1 774 681   Start of 1959 model year
Last year for "low-light" headlights
Dec 2 226 206    
1959
July 2 528 667 2 156 322  
Aug 2 528 668   Introduction of RHD models 142 and 144
Start of 1960 model year
"Banana style" rear taillights
Enlarged front air intake grilles
Dec 2 801 613    
1960
July 3 192 506 3 072 320  
Aug 3 192 507   Start of 1961 model year
Dec 3 551 044    
1961
July 4 010 994 3 912 904  
Aug 4 010 995   Start of 1962 model year
Dec 4 400 051    
1962
July 4 846 835 3 924 023  
Aug 4 846 836   Start of 1963 model year
Dec 5 199 980    
1963
July 5 677 118 3 942 915  
Aug 5 677 119   Start of 1964 model year
Dec 6 016 120    
1964
July 6 502 399 3 959 304  
Aug 145 000 001   Start of 1965 model year
Dec 145 396 732    
1965
July 145 999 000 3 972 441  
Aug 146 000 001   Start of 1966 model year
1300cc 40bhp engine
Dec 146 463 103    
1966
July 146 1021 300 F 000 0001  
Aug 147 000 001   Start of 1967 model year
1500cc 44bhp engine; 12 volt
Dec 147 442 503    
1967
July 147 999 000 H 0 204 001  
Aug 148 000 001   Start of 1968 model year
Dec 148 398 736    
1968
July 148 999 000 H 5 333 001  
Aug 149 000 001   Start of 1969 model year
Dec 149 474 780    
1969
July 149 1200 000 H 5 414 586  
Aug 140 2000 001   Start of 1970 model year
1600cc 54bhp engine
Wrap-around front turn signals; middle-size rear taillights
Dec 140 2402 623    
1970
July 140 3100 000 B 6 000 001  
Aug 141 2000 001   Start of 1971 model year
"Europa" bumpers
Dec 141 2435 197    
1971
July 141 3200 000 AE 0 000 001  
Aug 142 2000 001   Start of 1972 model year
Large rear taillights
1972
Feb 142 2432 709    
July 142 3200 000 AE 0 558 001  
Aug 143 2000 001   Start of 1973 model year
1973
July 143 2212 117 AE 0 917 264 Start of 1974 model year
Aug 144 2000 001    
1974
July 144 2999 000 AH 0 239 365 VW replaces the Karmann Ghia with the Scirocco

Thanks to Jason for permission to use some information from his webpage: The Karmann Ghia Online Resource


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