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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Pigalle Karmann Ghia ~~ How rare is it? Reply with quote

There are Type 3's with pigalle interior particularly the '66 models, and they are rare ~ you can ask our fellow Type 3 Boys on that.

But what about a '66 Karmann Ghia with pigalle interior, how rare is it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But what about a '66 Karmann Ghia with pigalle interior, how rare is it?


I don't know how rare it is, but I must say that it looks amazing. I'm interested in learning the back story on these 'pigalle' interiors.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigalle is rare, teak is the most rare interieur. i know only one dutch type 14 owner who have an teak ghia. he owns an pigalle cabrio, too.
great stuff. udo
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But what about a '66 Karmann Ghia with pigalle interior, how rare is it?


I don't know how rare it is, but I must say that it looks amazing. I'm interested in learning the back story on these 'pigalle' interiors.


Yes, you are right. This is a one-year-only-model - that is - for 1966 Karmann Ghias. So, these are only handfull. The big question is, how many are left now?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just beautiful! I Love it and wich it was mine!!
I know Lars Nueffer has a lowmilege one. Used to be on the cover of his catalog.
Anyone got a pic of that "teak" version? Sounds interesting! I know I have seen a car with a brown dash-padding once..is that the one?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

View this topic / pics, Lutz Gaas has also one.

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link to his album: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=399477

On the 50 Year KG event in 2005, there was also a type 34 Pigalle.
I might have some pics at home.

I think I have also some pics of the teak version. I thought that Lars Neuffer had also a teak version.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a RHD Pigalle I saw somewhere on the net.

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I spotted a couple of differences between a "normal" 66 and the one DONGKG posted.

The ignition switch on a '66 141/143 (LHD) is normally right of the steering wheel. The Hazard light control is on the left. The Pigalle in DONGKG's photo has these reversed. I've never seen that on a '66

The European '66 KGs don't have the hazard lights, which is the case for the 144 I have shown. Interestingly, the door pockets are missing on this one. Probably a clue of replacement door panels fitted with speaker grilles. But it looks like that was professionally executed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excerpt from the classic car show at Essen this year was '' the VW Karmann-Ghia coupé of the 1966 series. The object of desire at a museum exhibition stand directly adjacent to the Volkswagen booth is one of the rare special models with ivory paintwork, black roof and interior equipment named "Pigalle", with red carpets, red seats, red steering wheel and even a red gearshift lever.''

I want one of those Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sputnick60 wrote:
Here is a RHD Pigalle I saw somewhere on the net.

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I spotted a couple of differences between a "normal" 66 and the one DONGKG posted.

The ignition switch on a '66 141/143 (LHD) is normally right of the steering wheel. The Hazard light control is on the left. The Pigalle in DONGKG's photo has these reversed. I've never seen that on a '66

The European '66 KGs don't have the hazard lights, which is the case for the 144 I have shown. Interestingly, the door pockets are missing on this one. Probably a clue of replacement door panels fitted with speaker grilles. But it looks like that was professionally executed.

Nicholas


That RHD KG with Pigalle interior is too damn HOT!

Our counter-part Japanese vee-dubbers will surely die to have one of those unique piece of VW-KG history!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the pic of the T34 with pigalle interior on the 50th years of Karmann Ghia show in 2005.

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And this is the teak interior of a 66 coupe, very rare stuff. This Ghia is in need of a restoration, but I hope that the current owner (who has also a pigalle convertible) puts it back on the road one day...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing, never heard of this. Is this listed in the parts manuals as an interior. It looks fantastic.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: tool kit Reply with quote

Did these cars come with a solid red tool bag. If so did any other cars come with one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffL wrote:
Amazing, never heard of this. Is this listed in the parts manuals as an interior. It looks fantastic.


These cars with pigalle are unique and were introduced only on '66 Type 3's and KG Type 1. Do check some threads at the Type 3 forums, everyone there are pretty head over heele inlove with it!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sputnick60 wrote:
Here is a RHD Pigalle I saw somewhere on the net.

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I spotted a couple of differences between a "normal" 66 and the one DONGKG posted.

The ignition switch on a '66 141/143 (LHD) is normally right of the steering wheel. The Hazard light control is on the left. The Pigalle in DONGKG's photo has these reversed. I've never seen that on a '66

The European '66 KGs don't have the hazard lights, which is the case for the 144 I have shown. Interestingly, the door pockets are missing on this one. Probably a clue of replacement door panels fitted with speaker grilles. But it looks like that was professionally executed.

Nicholas
the ignition in my '66 is also to the left not the right.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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sputnick60 wrote:
Here is a RHD Pigalle I saw somewhere on the net.

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I spotted a couple of differences between a "normal" 66 and the one DONGKG posted.

The ignition switch on a '66 141/143 (LHD) is normally right of the steering wheel. The Hazard light control is on the left. The Pigalle in DONGKG's photo has these reversed. I've never seen that on a '66

The European '66 KGs don't have the hazard lights, which is the case for the 144 I have shown. Interestingly, the door pockets are missing on this one. Probably a clue of replacement door panels fitted with speaker grilles. But it looks like that was professionally executed.

Nicholas
the ignition in my '66 is also to the left not the right.


Also the under dash knee pad is missing, but was that only on the T34 and later years?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also the under dash knee pad is missing, but was that only on the T34 and later years?

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In Type 14 Ghias, the dash knee pad didn't appear until after '66... I think '68 was the first year for that.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello !
Here my pigalle !
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Not 100% original Cool
le carra steering wheel , aircooled wbx engine with 48 IDA

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm is that a gas tank in your engine bay?
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Its an oiltank !
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bug1302 wrote:
Hello !
Here my pigalle !
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Not 100% original Cool
le carra steering wheel , aircooled wbx engine with 48 IDA

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


greetings from germany ,
Ralf


Fine, German Look KG! Where in the original pigalle streering wheel? Did you keep it?
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