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1960 Karmann Ghia dashboard
Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:45 am
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1960 Karmann Ghia dashboard
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My friend Ramsey's (rbfara) Cabriolet from southern New York, May 2019 at Classic VW Bugs workshop in Congers, New York. Paprika vehicle color, repro 1960-only dash pad from Jerry Heldt in Australia. Thin trim strip along bottom edge of dash pad is original, chromed. Blue bordered badge above steering column is a VW-issued 100,000 Kilometer commemorative from the early 1950's.


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1964 Ghia Cabriolet engine swap: 2008
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:32 pm
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1964 Ghia Cabriolet engine swap: 2008
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Removed a 1776 cc engine that I had in the Ghia for a few years, and ready to install a stock 1600 dual-port. Will get Weber 40 IDF dual carburetors. Gene Berg 1 3/8" Ghia header for the engine is at right. Engine compartment seal around my neck.


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1965 Beetle with staggered 356 wheels
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:20 pm
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1965 Beetle with staggered 356 wheels
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From 1/2008: My friend Bill from central Connecticut prepared a set of different wheels for his restored Ruby Red '65 Beetle. He removed the stock 4" wide smoothies (centers painted Anthracite), installed 4.5" 356 wheels with 165/80 tires in front, and 5.5" 356 wheels with Dunlop 205/70 tires in back. Engine was based on a 40 hp 1200 cc but with 83 mm big-bore cylinders and 69 mm stroker crank for 1500 cc. Single centrally-mounted Zenith NDIX carburetor.


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1965 Beetle with staggered 356 wheels
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:20 pm
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1965 Beetle with staggered 356 wheels
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From 1/2008: My friend Bill from central Connecticut prepared a set of different wheels for his restored Ruby Red '65 Beetle. He removed the stock 4" wide smoothies (centers painted Anthracite), installed 4.5" 356 wheels with 165/80 tires in front, and 5.5" 356 wheels with Dunlop 205/70 tires in back. Engine was based on a 40 hp 1200 cc but with 83 mm big-bore cylinders and 69 mm stroker crank for 1500 cc. Single centrally-mounted Zenith NDIX carburetor.


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1977 Beetle at Clove Furnace Ruin, Arden, NY
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:29 pm
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1977 Beetle at Clove Furnace Ruin, Arden, NY
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Beautiful day today (late April) for a drive. My favorite twisty road through Harriman State Park was closed, but a short distance further is the Clove Furnace ruin. It's located just south of Harriman, NY and is clearly visible from the NY Thruway (I-87). The furnace was built in 1854 for smelting iron ore.


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Autodynamics Deserter buggy on "Dragnet"
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:08 pm
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Autodynamics Deserter buggy on "Dragnet"
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Photographed in 2012; I did not record the episode. Los Angeles police officer Bill Gannon (actor Harry Morgan, left) and Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb, right) track down a man (center) who, IIRC, drove a stolen dune buggy. TV series ran from 1967 thru 1970.


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Lowlight Ghia Coupe in "Urban Cowboy"
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:25 am
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Lowlight Ghia Coupe in "Urban Cowboy"
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John Travolta (Bud) sitting in his truck watches Debra Winger (Sissy) pick up a Ghia with a tow truck. No more of the Ghia's front can be seen. 1980 movie was filmed in the Houston, TX area. This scene took place about 2/3 through the movie.


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VWs in background of "Top Gear" (2014)
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:08 am
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VWs in background of "Top Gear" (2014)
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In this episode of the American-crew based show (Season 5, ep. 7) named "What can it take", the team take their cheap but hopefully robust vehicles to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. One of the drivers (Rutledge Wood, driving the silver Mercedes-Benz) spots a bunch of VWs off in the distance from their road. The team pulls off to them, with the first "challenge" to remove weight from the their cars. The team stands in front of their cars, with Adam Ferrara driving the green postal Jeep and Tanner Foust in the maroon Honda Civic sedan. The power tools are placed in front of them on the green Beetle hood. You can also see a single port intake manifold, 2 cylinder heads, a flywheel, and a flat hubcap in the foreground.

I've been to this very spot back in the late '90's. It's on Calif. Route 66 east of Newberry Springs (a few miles east of Barstow). I also walked a few hundred feet from the road south towards the outer perimeter of the many VWs, but did not go closer because this was private property and nobody was around. You can see trucks on Interstate 40 in background.


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VWs in background of "Top Gear" (2014)
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:08 am
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VWs in background of "Top Gear" (2014)
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In this episode of the American-crew based show (Season 5, ep. 7) named "What can it take", the team take their cheap but hopefully robust vehicles to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. One of the drivers (Rutledge Wood, driving the silver Mercedes-Benz) spots a bunch of VWs off in the distance from their road. The team pulls off to them, with the first "challenge" to remove weight from the their cars. The team stands in front of their cars, with Adam Ferrara driving the green postal Jeep and Tanner Foust in the maroon Honda Civic sedan. The power tools are placed in front of them on the green Beetle hood. You can also see a single port intake manifold, 2 cylinder heads, a flywheel, and a flat hubcap in the foreground.

I've been to this very spot back in the late '90's. It's on Calif. Route 66 east of Newberry Springs (a few miles east of Barstow). I also walked a few hundred feet from the road south towards the outer perimeter of the many VWs, but did not go closer because this was private property and nobody was around. You can see trucks on Interstate 40 in background.


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Underwater rescue from Beetle in "Emergency!" (1978)
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:43 am
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Underwater rescue from Beetle in "Emergency!" (1978)
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Season 7, episode 7 "Greatest Rescues of Emergency!" was a recollection of notable rescues by the TV series' main characters John Gage (actor Randolph Mantooth) and Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) from their past years together at Squad 51. An early 60's Beetle had plunged into a bay with the driver trapped inside, who was breathing out of a small air pocked in the rear ceiling area. One of the rescuers runs a large air hose into the car thru the open vent window. After using a porta tool to open the lightly crushed/jammed driver's door, the rescuer successfully gets the driver out. In another shot you can see the small taillamps and the "full grip" door handle so that the car is either a '60 or '61. Light blue B-pillar color (or possibly pearl white, appearing bluish due to water).


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Underwater rescue from Beetle in "Emergency!" (1978)
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Underwater rescue from Beetle in "Emergency!" (1978)
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Season 7, episode 7 "Greatest Rescues of Emergency!" was a recollection of notable rescues by the TV series' main characters John Gage (actor Randolph Mantooth) and Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) from their past years together at Squad 51. An early 60's Beetle had plunged into a bay with the driver trapped inside, who was breathing out of a small air pocked in the rear ceiling area. One of the rescuers runs a large air hose into the car thru the open vent window. After using a porta tool to open the lightly crushed/jammed driver's door, the rescuer successfully gets the driver out. In another shot you can see the small taillamps and the "full grip" door handle so that the car is either a '60 or '61. Light blue B-pillar color (or possibly pearl white, appearing bluish due to water).


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Store with VW parts in "Monk" (2009)
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:40 pm
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Store with VW parts in "Monk" (2009)
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TV show "Monk: Mr Monk takes the Stand" (Season 8, episode 5) has consulting detective Adrian Monk (actor Tony Shalhoub), his assistant Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard) and police detective Randy Disher (Jason-Gray Stanford) going to a foreign car parts store to look for a specific taillamp bulb. The store has many VW parts such as a 4-bolt steel wheel, headers, front axle beam, fan shroud. You also see a Beetle poster behind Monk, and a VW event poster "Volksfest '98" at the counter.

IMDB shows the location as E & C Auto Parts on Reseda Boulevard, Reseda, California (San Fernando Valley). Looking at GoogleMaps, the location is no longer a car parts store.


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Store with VW parts in "Monk" (2009)
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Store with VW parts in "Monk" (2009)
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TV show "Monk: Mr Monk takes the Stand" (Season 8, episode 5) has consulting detective Adrian Monk (actor Tony Shalhoub), his assistant Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard) and police detective Randy Disher (Jason-Gray Stanford) going to a foreign car parts store to look for a specific taillamp bulb. The store has many VW parts such as a 4-bolt steel wheel, headers, front axle beam, fan shroud. You also see a Beetle poster behind Monk, and a VW event poster "Volksfest '98" at the counter.

IMDB shows the location as E & C Auto Parts on Reseda Boulevard, Reseda, California (San Fernando Valley). Looking at GoogleMaps, the location is no longer a car parts store.


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Store with VW parts in "Monk" (2009)
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Store with VW parts in "Monk" (2009)
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TV show "Monk: Mr Monk takes the Stand" (Season 8, episode 5) has consulting detective Adrian Monk (actor Tony Shalhoub), his assistant Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard) and police detective Randy Disher (Jason-Gray Stanford) going to a foreign car parts store to look for a specific taillamp bulb. The store has many VW parts such as a 4-bolt steel wheel, headers, front axle beam, fan shroud. You also see a Beetle poster behind Monk, and a VW event poster "Volksfest '98" at the counter.

IMDB shows the location as E & C Auto Parts on Reseda Boulevard, Reseda, California (San Fernando Valley). Looking at GoogleMaps, the location is no longer a car parts store.


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'67 Ghia Coupe in Adam-12 (1970)
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:11 pm
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'67 Ghia Coupe in Adam-12 (1970)
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TV show Adam-12 (season 3, episode 5) has officers Malloy and Reed drive past this Ghia parked along the road. Dual reverse lights, wide rear track, low back seats; and lack of rear fender reflectors point to 1967 model year.


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1968 Beetle in Adam-12 (1968)
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:34 pm
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1968 Beetle in Adam-12 (1968)
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TV show "Adam-12" officers Malloy and Reed stop a VW Blue '68 Beetle. Blond driver is actress Melody Patterson, best known for playing feisty Wrangler Jane in the TV show "F Troop". IMDB lists the scene was filmed in Studio City, CA. Season 1, episode 2.


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Jeffries Kyote buggy in Adam-12 (1973)
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:19 pm
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Jeffries Kyote buggy in Adam-12 (1973)
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Adam-12 season 6, episode 5 "Venice Division". Officers Malloy and Reed stop a speeding dune buggy. Very nicely done Jeffries Kyote with Cragar SS wheels. IMDB shows this scene is in Playa del Rey, CA (just north of LAX airport).


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Jeffries Kyote buggy in Adam-12 (1973)
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:19 pm
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Jeffries Kyote buggy in Adam-12 (1973)
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Adam-12 season 6, episode 5 "Venice Division". Officers Malloy and Reed stop a speeding dune buggy. Very nicely done Jeffries Kyote with Cragar SS wheels. IMDB shows this scene is in Playa del Rey, CA (just north of LAX airport).


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1964 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet at Liberty State Park, New Jersey Oct. 1991
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:52 pm
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1964 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet at Liberty State Park, New Jersey Oct. 1991
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Decades-long VW enthusiast Bob Cropsey from NJ organized a VW meet "Garden State Classic" held at the large field in this park. It's located on the west side of the Hudson River, directly across from lower Manhattan. After participating in the show with my Ghia, a friend offered to take a photo of the car and me. The World Trade Center made an exciting backdrop. I'm wearing my German Lederhosen. I fitted trim rings to the Porsche 914 rims, and a dual quiet-pack muffler which were on the car for a few more years.


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Original engine 1974 Calif. Beetle
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:52 pm
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Original engine 1974 Calif. Beetle
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During the Classic VW Bugs' Foliage Tour in Oct. 2018 that took place in the lower Hudson Valley in New York, a participant drove a totally original, extremely well kept 1974 Beetle. 31,000 miles. Overall details including the emissions label on the engine as well as the intake manifold dual-pipe preheat style are an excellent reference for restoration originality (except for the fuel filter). Also the thermostat-controlled flap under the license plate light housing. Owner told me that the car was purchased and driven in Calif. by an older woman. She drove the car when she relocated to Colorado, soon fell ill and could no longer drive the car. He bought the car from the woman's son in the estate sale.


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Original engine 1974 Calif. Beetle
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Original engine 1974 Calif. Beetle
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During the Classic VW Bugs' Foliage Tour in Oct. 2018 that took place in the lower Hudson Valley in New York, a participant drove a totally original, extremely well kept 1974 Beetle. 31,000 miles. Overall details including the emissions label on the engine as well as the intake manifold dual-pipe preheat style are an excellent reference for restoration originality (except for the fuel filter). Also the thermostat-controlled flap under the license plate light housing. Owner told me that the car was purchased and driven in Calif. by an older woman. She drove the car when she relocated to Colorado, soon fell ill and could no longer drive the car. He bought the car from the woman's son in the estate sale.


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Original engine 1974 Calif. Beetle
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Original engine 1974 Calif. Beetle
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During the Classic VW Bugs' Foliage Tour in Oct. 2018 that took place in the lower Hudson Valley in New York, a participant drove a totally original, extremely well kept 1974 Beetle. 31,000 miles. Overall details including the emissions label on the engine as well as the intake manifold dual-pipe preheat style are an excellent reference for restoration originality (except for the fuel filter). Also the thermostat-controlled flap under the license plate light housing. Owner told me that the car was purchased and driven in Calif. by an older woman. She drove the car when she relocated to Colorado, soon fell ill and could no longer drive the car. He bought the car from the woman's son in the estate sale.


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Lowlight Ghia Coupe in "Urban Cowboy"
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 am
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Lowlight Ghia Coupe in "Urban Cowboy"
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John Travolta (Bud) sitting in his truck watches Debra Winger (Sissy) pick up a Ghia with a tow truck. There's a close-up of Sissy working the winch on the truck just before this scene on which you can see the front half of the Ghia, but I could not get to my camera nor open it until this scene. 1980 movie was filmed in the Houston, TX area. This scene took place about 2/3 through the movie.


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Blue oval window Beetle in "Goldfinger" chase
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:03 pm
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Blue oval window Beetle in "Goldfinger" chase
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This screen shot from the James Bond 1964 movie was first posted by finster in 3/2020. Bond drives past this oval Beetle while in the Aston Martin DB5, trying to escape Goldfinger's team in the Auric Enterprises plant in Switzerland.

I enhanced it a bit in Photoshop. The oval appears to be L331 Horizon Blue, which is a '56 and '57 color. Lack of image sharpness makes it difficult to gauge the height of the taillamps, which seem low like eggs/hearts instead of the snowflake usual height.


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'68/'69 Fastback in "McQ" (1974)
Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:48 pm
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'68/'69 Fastback in "McQ" (1974)
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Seen at very end of the movie as the credits roll past.


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Late Squareback in "Come on Eileen" music video (1982)
Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:45 pm
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Late Squareback in "Come on Eileen" music video (1982)
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Bandmembers from Dexy's Midnight Runners walk right past a blue late Squareback with driving lights. IMDB lists the area as Kennington, London, England.


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Late Squareback in "Come on Eileen" music video (1982)
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Late Squareback in "Come on Eileen" music video (1982)
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Bandmembers from Dexy's Midnight Runners walk right past a blue late Squareback with driving lights. IMDB lists the area as Kennington, London, England.


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1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe in "Barn Find Hunter" Ep. 64
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1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe in "Barn Find Hunter" Ep. 64
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From Sept. 2019, host Mr. Cotter sees a '69 Ghia Coupe in a field of many varied vintage cars located near Bozeman, Montana. Just exterior shots; neither the interior nor the engine are examined. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAb8adFKjMo


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1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe in "Barn Find Hunter" Ep. 64
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1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe in "Barn Find Hunter" Ep. 64
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From Sept. 2019, host Mr. Cotter sees a '69 Ghia Coupe in a field of many varied vintage cars located near Bozeman, Montana. Just exterior shots; neither the interior nor the engine are examined. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAb8adFKjMo


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1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe in "Barn Find Hunter" Ep. 64
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1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe in "Barn Find Hunter" Ep. 64
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From Sept. 2019, host Mr. Cotter sees a '69 Ghia Coupe in a field of many varied vintage cars located near Bozeman, Montana. Just exterior shots; neither the interior nor the engine are examined. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAb8adFKjMo


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Beetle sunroof in "Speedway" (1966)
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Beetle sunroof in "Speedway" (1966)
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Light green Beetle at lower left in this Elvis Presley movie; about 45-60 minutes in. Possibly L346 Mango Green 1960.


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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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This movie has already been mentioned in this thread.

Here, the brown Rolls-Royce narrowly avoids colliding with a white pickup in a small town. The Rolls drives into a used car lot, comes out unscathed, but creates a chain reaction of collisions and driver panic. Tan Squareback on right. The pickup smashes into a black 1966 Beetle (note there is a man clinging in the pickup bed), with a white Squareback in background. More VWs in the overhead shot. A panicked driver backs her green Mustang into the repair shop showroom. The action implies the car will run into the red late Beetle on display, but you don't see that in the sequence.


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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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This movie has already been mentioned in this thread.

Here, the brown Rolls-Royce narrowly avoids colliding with a white pickup in a small town. The Rolls drives into a used car lot, comes out unscathed, but creates a chain reaction of collisions and driver panic. Tan Squareback on right. The pickup smashes into a black 1966 Beetle (note there is a man clinging in the pickup bed), with a white Squareback in background. More VWs in the overhead shot. A panicked driver backs her green Mustang into the repair shop showroom. The action implies the car will run into the red late Beetle on display, but you don't see that in the sequence.


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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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This movie has already been mentioned in this thread.

Here, the brown Rolls-Royce narrowly avoids colliding with a white pickup in a small town. The Rolls drives into a used car lot, comes out unscathed, but creates a chain reaction of collisions and driver panic. Tan Squareback on right. The pickup smashes into a black 1966 Beetle (note there is a man clinging in the pickup bed), with a white Squareback in background. More VWs in the overhead shot. A panicked driver backs her green Mustang into the repair shop showroom. The action implies the car will run into the red late Beetle on display, but you don't see that in the sequence.


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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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This movie has already been mentioned in this thread.

Here, the brown Rolls-Royce narrowly avoids colliding with a white pickup in a small town. The Rolls drives into a used car lot, comes out unscathed, but creates a chain reaction of collisions and driver panic. Tan Squareback on right. The pickup smashes into a black 1966 Beetle (note there is a man clinging in the pickup bed), with a white Squareback in background. More VWs in the overhead shot. A panicked driver backs her green Mustang into the repair shop showroom. The action implies the car will run into the red late Beetle on display, but you don't see that in the sequence.


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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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VWs in "Gumball Rally" (1976)
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This movie has already been mentioned in this thread.

Here, the brown Rolls-Royce narrowly avoids colliding with a white pickup in a small town. The Rolls drives into a used car lot, comes out unscathed, but creates a chain reaction of collisions and driver panic. Tan Squareback on right. The pickup smashes into a black 1966 Beetle (note there is a man clinging in the pickup bed), with a white Squareback in background. More VWs in the overhead shot. A panicked driver backs her green Mustang into the repair shop showroom. The action implies the car will run into the red late Beetle on display, but you don't see that in the sequence.


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Kaddie Shack cat
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Kaddie Shack cat
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Well-mannered shop cat with Jeff from the VW shop Kaddie Shack in Pasadena, CA. in Feb. 2015.


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Beetles in junkyard scene "Freeway of Love" video (1985)
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At least 3 Beetles visible in this quick shot of a Detroit area junkyard in Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love" video.


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Karmann Ghia "roadster" in Dr. Dolittle movie trailer
Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:18 am
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Karmann Ghia "roadster" in Dr. Dolittle movie trailer
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In a short ad/trailer for this movie (planned release Jan. 2020), actor Robert Downey, Jr. "auditions" a live parrot. It sits on a nicely done Ghia model which does not have the folded-down convertible top attached. Lack of roof could categorize the car as a roadster. Parrot presses the gas pedal of the model, and the Ghia realistically peels out off the backdrop onto the studio stage. "Drives" through some stacked boxes and keeps going.


Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIcCwLTfgIw


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Karmann Ghia "roadster" in Dr. Dolittle movie trailer
Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:18 am
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Karmann Ghia "roadster" in Dr. Dolittle movie trailer
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In a short ad/trailer for this movie (planned release Jan. 2020), actor Robert Downey, Jr. "auditions" a live parrot. It sits on a nicely done Ghia model which does not have the folded-down convertible top attached. Lack of roof could categorize the car as a roadster. Parrot presses the gas pedal of the model, and the Ghia realistically peels out off the backdrop onto the studio stage. "Drives" through some stacked boxes and keeps going.


Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIcCwLTfgIw


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Karmann Ghia "roadster" in Dr. Dolittle movie trailer
Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:18 am
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Karmann Ghia "roadster" in Dr. Dolittle movie trailer
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In a short ad/trailer for this movie (planned release Jan. 2020), actor Robert Downey, Jr. "auditions" a live parrot. It sits on a nicely done Ghia model which does not have the folded-down convertible top attached. Lack of roof could categorize the car as a roadster. Parrot presses the gas pedal of the model, and the Ghia realistically peels out off the backdrop onto the studio stage. "Drives" through some stacked boxes and keeps going.


Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIcCwLTfgIw


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1970/71 Ghia Coupe in "Charlie's Angels"
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1970/71 Ghia Coupe in "Charlie's Angels"
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1979 TV episode "Disco Angels", the bad guy (actor Zalman King) walks out of his apartment past this Ghia. I did not notice the large dent in the left rear quarter panel until I prepped the photo. Cannot determine if the color is 1970 L10 Pampas Yellow, or 1971 L11 Lemon Yellow. IMDB information for the show indicates the location as 13210 Admiral Drive, Marina del Rey, California.


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Early '60's Beetle in "My Three Sons" (1971)
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Episode named "Debbie", a college freshman named Debbie (Brooke Bundy) puts a large dent into the upper portion of the left rear fender on her '65 (?) Beetle in the parking lot against the car driven by the Douglas' youngest son Ernie (Barry Livingston). She sweet-talks him and his family to fix the car for free. Appears to have slanted-back vent wing post and thin pillar, larger side windows which started with the '65 model year. Mr. Douglas (Fred MacMurray) pounds the dent out on his front lawn while middle son Chip and Uncle Charley (William Demarest) assist. Final shot shows Ernie holding a heat lamp against the freshly painted and remounted fender. Uncle Charley's hand is blue from paint overspray.

Note the "Cal-Look" trimless window rubber, the rear fender gravel guard, and the 10-slot beauty rings. Car was originally painted a light color (L87 Pearl White?) as seen by the front hood hinge and the exposed taillamp space. SoCal car was solid enough to use factory jack.

MeTV channel; show was on while I was waking up on a day off so that I missed the first few minutes.


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Early '60's Beetle in "My Three Sons" (1971)
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Episode named "Debbie", a college freshman named Debbie (Brooke Bundy) puts a large dent into the upper portion of the left rear fender on her '62-'64 Beetle in the parking lot against the car driven by the Douglas' youngest son Ernie (Barry Livingston). She sweet-talks him and his family to fix the car for free. I could not see if the car already had the wide license plate light (1964), but it clearly had the '62-on larger taillamp, the vertical vent wing post and smaller windows up thru the '64 model year. Mr. Douglas (Fred MacMurray) pounds the dent out on his front lawn while Chip and Uncle Charley (William Demarest) assist. Final shot shows Chip holding a heat lamp against the freshly painted and remounted fender. Uncle Charley's hand is blue from paint overspray.

Note the "Cal-Look" trimless window rubber, the rear fender gravel guard, and the 10-slot beauty rings. Car was originally painted a light color (L87 Pearl White?) as seen by the front hood hinge and the exposed taillamp space. SoCal car was solid enough to use factory jack.

MeTV channel; show was on while I was waking up on a day off so that I missed the first few minutes.


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Early '60's Beetle in "My Three Sons" (1971)
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Early '60's Beetle in "My Three Sons" (1971)
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Episode named "Debbie", a college freshman named Debbie (Brooke Bundy) puts a large dent into the upper portion of the left rear fender on her '62-'64 Beetle in the parking lot against the car driven by the Douglas' youngest son Ernie (Barry Livingston). She sweet-talks him and his family to fix the car for free. I could not see if the car already had the wide license plate light (1964), but it clearly had the '62-on larger taillamp, the vertical vent wing post and smaller windows up thru the '64 model year. Mr. Douglas (Fred MacMurray) pounds the dent out on his front lawn while Chip and Uncle Charley (William Demarest) assist. Final shot shows Chip holding a heat lamp against the freshly painted and remounted fender. Uncle Charley's hand is blue from paint overspray.

Note the "Cal-Look" trimless window rubber, the rear fender gravel guard, and the 10-slot beauty rings. Car was originally painted a light color (L87 Pearl White?) as seen by the front hood hinge and the exposed taillamp space. SoCal car was solid enough to use factory jack.

MeTV channel; show was on while I was waking up on a day off so that I missed the first few minutes.


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1961 Beetle on Sunshine Skyway, Tampa Bay, Florida
Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:07 pm
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1961 Beetle on Sunshine Skyway, Tampa Bay, Florida
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In ~ 1990 while visiting my mom in the Sarasota area, her German friend Lore let me drive her spare car while on my vacation- their purchased-new-in-Germany L87 Pearl White 1961 Beetle. I enjoyed washing it and looking after minor items such as a valve adjustment. Here I am driving south on I-275 on the Sunshine Skyway bridge south of St. Petersburg. The original routing of the highway is on the right, which remained intact as a fishing pier after the tragic collision of a freighter against a bridge pier in 1980.


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1964 Ghia Cabriolet on Storm King Highway, NY
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1964 Ghia Cabriolet on Storm King Highway, NY
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After being off the road for about 3 years due to a fuel starvation issue, I resolved it recently. Took the car out today for a drive to NY Rt 218, which is a twisty road along the west side of the Hudson River. The section between West Point Military Academy and Cornwall is known as the Storm King Highway. I got lucky that there were no other cars on this small turn-out so that I could get a few shots of my Ghia. Viewed looking southbound down river.


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1964 Ghia Cabriolet on Storm King Highway, NY
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1964 Ghia Cabriolet on Storm King Highway, NY
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After being off the road for about 3 years due to a fuel starvation issue, I resolved it recently. Took the car out today for a drive to NY Rt 218, which is a twisty road along the west side of the Hudson River. The section between West Point Military Academy and Cornwall is known as the Storm King Highway. I got lucky that there were no other cars on this small turn-out so that I could get a few shots of my Ghia. Viewed looking southbound down river.


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VW buggy in "Supervixens" (1975)
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:51 pm
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VW buggy in "Supervixens" (1975)
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Nice buggy gets some off-road driving in this Russ Meyer movie. Don't know if its a Funco, Chenoweth or other frame. Ball joint front beam. During some driving shots, as well as the helmet, you see the name "Steen" which would be off-road racer John Steen. Gal is the daughter of hotel owner who drives an orange Baja Beetle. She sits on the pad above what appears to be the centrally mounted air cleaner during the driving scenes. Early GeneBerg carb linkage with the vertical stem. Unknown dual-throat dual carbs. 12V generator.

Shot of entire engine is flipped in the movie!


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VW buggy in "Supervixens" (1975)
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VW buggy in "Supervixens" (1975)
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Nice buggy gets some off-road driving in this Russ Meyer movie. Don't know if its a Funco, Chenoweth or other frame. Ball joint front beam. During some driving shots, as well as the helmet, you see the name "Steen" which would be off-road racer John Steen. Gal is the daughter of hotel owner who drives an orange Baja Beetle. She sits on the pad above what appears to be the centrally mounted air cleaner during the driving scenes. Early GeneBerg carb linkage with the vertical stem. Unknown dual-throat dual carbs. 12V generator.

Shot of entire engine is flipped in the movie!


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