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KTPhil Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:52 pm

Anyone with art or Photoshop skills want to take a crack at a Ghia based on the Type 4 platform and styling? We have Type 1 & 3 models, but no Type 4.

One guess is something like the Brazilian SP models based on the Type 3, since they have the "Leiding Nose" of the Type 4 cars. But anyone got other or more developed ideas?

raygreenwood Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:35 pm

KTPhil wrote: Anyone with art or Photoshop skills want to take a crack at a Ghia based on the Type 4 platform and styling? We have Type 1 & 3 models, but no Type 4.

One guess is something like the Brazilian SP models based on the Type 3, since they have the "Leiding Nose" of the Type 4 cars. But anyone got other or more developed ideas? \


Yep you are right...it would probably have looked like this...yes the nose resemblance. :wink:



Though it is a type 1 platform. It used a type 3 1.6L engine...which was later hollowed out to 1.7L. It could have been killer if it was type 4 based. Though the designer was Italian.

Hey...is that woman smoking a bong in the background? :lol:

Or it could have looked like this....





...and this one WAS designed and built by Karmann.

And then there is this...which I am just putting here to tweak the notch back weenies.... :lol:



It looks "Russian"......
Ray

Lars S Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 pm

No answer to the question but VW took another route for the sport version of the 411 - the 914/4.
It was made by Karmann, not based on the 411 platform other than engine, front brakes and some interior details.
But yes, a Ghia version of the 411 had been cool to have - lets see your sketches!

Edit:
Also, the 411 unibody makes it harder to make alternative bodies.


Lars S


Lars S Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:48 am

This one has been posted on the forum some years ago, dont remember who it was but thank you for making it, really nice car in my mind! =D>

/Lars S


Hawker Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:12 pm

Much prettier than the 914/4 Lars.

BR,

Rob



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