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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:52 pm    Post subject: What would a Type 4 Karmann Ghia look like? Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: What would a Type 4 Karmann Ghia look like? Reply with quote

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

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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? Laughing

Or it could have looked like this....

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...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.... Laughing

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It looks "Russian"......
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: What would a Type 4 Karmann Ghia look like? Reply with quote

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!

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


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: What would a Type 4 Karmann Ghia look like? Reply with quote

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! Applause

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: What would a Type 4 Karmann Ghia look like? Reply with quote

Much prettier than the 914/4 Lars.

BR,

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