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GHIA Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:31 am

Here are photos of the presentation of the karmann at the kasino hotel, 14 July 14 1955.










License plate BN 59-324 and at right on this picture BN 59-336














And this last photo, found in a magazine of 1960, But I think it was made during the presentation at the kasino hotel 14 july 1955



Do you have another photo of this event?

aerosilver Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:19 pm

Cool photos, a few more…






aerosilver Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:34 pm

Inside the Kasino, Gazelle beige coupe up on the stage. A scene that was recreated for the 50th anniversary meeting at the same location..


swavananda Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:19 pm



I just googled this ,because i didn't know but suspected......

Luigi on the left ,Wilhelm on the right.

I gather this was the first public showing of the production model ?

GHIA Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:03 am

swavananda wrote:
I gather this was the first public showing of the production model ?
Yes it was the first public showing of the production model

Russ thanks thank you for your participation.
Another picture of this event






It seems, that the green lizard color has been very appreciated by the press

On this pic the one on the right, what is the color of the body. It is trout blue ?



What is the color of the car in the forefront ?


And right on the photo below, a karmann that could be black


The exposed colors appear to be Lezard green, several Gazelle Beige (4), trout blue, black ?, ......

aerosilver Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:43 pm

Article from the July 1955 issue of Das Auto-Motor und Sport.
Pictures from the launch at Georgsmarienhutte.






aerosilver Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:48 pm

The bottom picture above ^ appears to be too dark for Trout blue? Need some colour shots from this launch :D (note the lack of Karmann Ghia script on the decklid)

Other colours appear to be Gazelle beige,Black,,Lizard green and Antelope brown

John Moxon Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:12 pm

aerosilver wrote: The bottom picture above ^ appears to be too dark for Trout blue? Need some colour shots from this launch :D (note the lack of Karmann Ghia script on the decklid)

Other colours appear to be Gazelle beige,Black,,Lizard green and Antelope brown

Another early promotional shot without the decklid script...

Rome Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:58 pm

Probably one of the beige Ghias from the 4-car line-up at the premiere. Driver seems to be one of the women from the first batch of photos- another journalist? Short dark hair, either the bracelet midway down her right arm, or the end of the blouse's sleeve.

GHIA Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:51 am

Another pics from Gute Fahrt, September 1955, but the photo was taken on 14 July 1955



And another pic 14 july 1955


cruiser Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:30 am

Great to see these images once again (some I haven't seen before) from this momentous day!

It would be interesting to see what the Kasino Hotel looks like today. Does anyone have pictures from the actual site of where these Ghias were parked? Is it still an active hotel?

GHIA Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:22 pm

Kasino Hotel Georgsmarienhutte

Below the entrance of the casino


Below the side or was exposed the Karmann Ghia 14 july 1955







cruiser Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:54 pm

Ah, very cool to see the pictures of how the hotel looks today. It would very interesting to see if a group of lowlight owners could ask the hotel if they could recreate the same scene with their cars like it happened 60 + years ago!

aerosilver Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:47 pm

cruiser wrote: Ah, very cool to see the pictures of how the hotel looks today. It would very interesting to see if a group of lowlight owners could ask the hotel if they could recreate the same scene with their cars like it happened 60 + years ago!

The 50th anniversary meeting in 2005 was held in Georgsmarienhutte, plenty of Ghias parked up at the Kasino.

Me and my old '59 out the front, great show, would love it if another was held there.


I believe some German Ghia owners meet there on the 14th July most years..

cruiser Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:13 pm

Hey!! Now that is cool! Thanks for posting. I take it the hotel did not allow parking out back on the patio as they did in 1955? Anyone else with pictures from the 50th anniversary gathering at the hotel?

aerosilver Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:33 pm

cruiser wrote: Hey!! Now that is cool! Thanks for posting. I take it the hotel did not allow parking out back on the patio as they did in 1955? Anyone else with pictures from the 50th anniversary gathering at the hotel?

I think it's been slightly remodelled out the back, big patio/seating area so you can't get many cars around there.

There's plenty of pictures of the 50th meet, will try and dig some out later..

c21darrel Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:38 pm

So the decklid script wasnt there for 1955? all of 55? When is beginning of the large decklid script?

aerosilver Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:59 pm

c21darrel wrote: So the decklid script wasnt there for 1955? all of 55? When is beginning of the large decklid script?

Yes, start of Jan. '56 i believe. I'm sure a few got retro fitted, some survive today, still badge less, cool early detail 8)

c21darrel Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:01 am

Quote: still badge less, cool early detail Cool

Nice! A very cool early detail!!
Thanks for the info :D

GHIA Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:20 pm

aerosilver wrote:
Yes, start of Jan. '56 i believe. I'm sure a few got retro fitted, some survive today, still badge less, cool early detail 8)

I could never have any certainty about the month the script started
Body number 39 has the decklid script
Body number 117 has the decklid script
Body number 250 has the decklid script
Body number 319 hasn't the decklid script
Body number 327 has the decklid script
Body number 494 hasn't the decklid script
Body number 1066 has the decklid script
Body number 1786 has the decklid script



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