Yesterday we started the week with a model car of Alpina B12 5.7; at the Goodwood Festival of Speed theMercedes-AMG GT R was presented. That enticed us almost, to publish this article for VW Karmann-Ghia, titled 'sports car yesterday and today ", but really it is not: He was indeed from 1955 to 1974 in Wolfsburg located Coupé program looked like a sports car, but far away due to its engine size of sporty performance. Nevertheless, he won the hearts of his fans and was the type Version 14 least significant 443 466 times to be built - 362,585 coupes and 80,881 convertibles. Minichamps now provides us with a circulation of 1,002 pieces a model in orange for 1970 edition before.
The model car was produced and die cast zinc, but has despite its scale 1:18 no functional parts. The team led by Paul G. and Romy Lang realized a thumbnail that exactly meets the appearance of the model and therefore has the potential to also play in the hearts of fans. Contributing lovingly modeled chrome trim around the perfectly fitting glazing in the same way as in this respect voiced parts on the front and the filigree door handles. Even the rear lights and the reduction of the headlights have devoted a lot of attention, and attention to detail, the Aachen. The double bumpers and hubcaps mirror also perfectly reflect the contemporary taste of the clientele.
VW Karmann Ghia close to 300 SL and 190 SL
The Type 14 began his career with a four-cylinder boxer engine from the Volkswagen Beetle, which produced 22 kW / 30 PS. Not only the drive but the entire platform - as we would say today - comes from Wolfsburg Krabbeltier. The top speed was given as 118 kilometers per hour. About 37 kW / 50 hp from 1.6 liters, the model could have our model, which reflects the state of the coupe from the year 1970th With these performance values ??can be the VW Karmann Ghia course not initially back-called sports cars in the vicinity, but his design was the Type 14 close to the dream car Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and 190 SL from the same era. Today five-digit euro amounts are needed for the acquisition of well-preserved type 14th