My 1970 Volkswagon Karmann Ghia Convertible

She's been in the family since the early 70's. We are the second owners. She was hit pretty badly back in 1974 or so in Berkely, right in front of my Dad's Full Service Shell station. He bought it on the spot, took it to Mexico for a quick Bondo fix and a cheap paint job and gave it to me when I was old enough to drive. She then sat neglected under a tarp for a few years, which I soon found out (the hard way $$) is not good! Rain, moisture, tarps - all B-A-D! Now she is being restored! The paint and body are finally done after five years of waiting. I have a few interior things to do, such as the rear seat re-build. She also needs a whole new top.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Original pictures

I don't have many original pictures to post - that was during the pre-digital camera days. I'll try to post some as I dig them up in my archives. I do have some shots I took before she went in to the body shop.

This is the rear luggage area. See the big hole that rusted through? This is where the rear window constantlly dripped when it rained.

All original interior, excluding the Clarion pull out cassette stereo and the 'Warp Drive' switch - options added in the 80's.