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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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hi folks, going to be posting a few shots of this 58. as you can see the certificate says the paint color is diamond grey, on the color charts this is a convertable color, maybe a custom order?? anyway you will see in the pictures some of the original color coming through.

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here is the original key. it was rusted in the ignition when i got the car.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a color for a Karmann Ghia convertible and also a color for a 1958 beetle.

Your car is a beetle Confused (113, VW de luxe sedan)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have any pictures of the key with better detail?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pbaptist wrote:
It was a color for a Karmann Ghia convertible and also a color for a 1958 beetle.

Your car is a beetle Confused (113, VW de luxe sedan)




a mistake at the museum perhaps?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does this look like diamond grey? the darker grey is original i think.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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do you have any pictures of the key with better detail?


here is a picture with original key that works now after soaking in oil. the choke cable was stuck too. i managed to get it out and soak it in oil too, works fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i didn't even know the car had a radio when i got it. it was dismounted and had slid over to the side and was covered in acorn shells. i took it to a local guy who cleaned it up a little, and got it working.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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another shot....i visited the flat four project in tokyo a few years ago. saved this sticker for the right car. flat four, amazing place, one in kyoto too.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

WOW...that is awsome!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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stock motor. i tried to use what ever came with the car....even if it was a little ugly....

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool car- The red and white sticker on the rear bumper is a US forces overseas sticker IIRC- Would explain why your birth certificate states country of origin as Germany- Doesn't explain why they think its a Beetle thou??
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul_Revere's Ghia wrote:
Doesn't explain why they think its a Beetle thou??

Unless the chassis was replaced by a donor (bug tunnel with ghia pans welded in), I guess it's just a typo somewhere in the car's history.

Very cool car though... I'd drive it just like that!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The red and white sticker on the rear bumper is a US forces overseas sticker IIRC-"


or it could mean the PO was a scuba diver Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

calexican wrote:
does this look like diamond grey? the darker grey is original i think.

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I think they made a mistake, It should be dolphin blue?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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another hollywood shot....i think the sticker is a diving symbol, the car came from california....

if its dolphin blue i will jump for joy. that's my favorite color of all the ghia's.

and thanks for all the compliments. i've been inspired by all the beautiful stock restorations lately.....but budget and time says i will be driving as is for a long time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

c21darrel wrote:
"The red and white sticker on the rear bumper is a US forces overseas sticker IIRC-"


or it could mean the PO was a scuba diver Smile


or a Van Halen fan (Diver Down)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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another hollywood shot....i think the sticker is a diving symbol, the car came from california....

I love this pic -- what a great car!
Do you have any "before" pictures from when you found it?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

calexican wrote:
pbaptist wrote:
It was a color for a Karmann Ghia convertible and also a color for a 1958 beetle.

Your car is a beetle Confused (113, VW de luxe sedan)




a mistake at the museum perhaps?


If you ordered that birth certificate I would contact them sending a picture of the car and certificate, asking them to note it is a Ghia not a Beetle as stated in the certificate. Also ask them to check the original paint code.

Birth certificates aren't cheap any more so you should expect a better result than the one they sent. Confused

Great Ghia BTW. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love this car Cool
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