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Oxford Diecast 76KG003 - VW Karmann Ghia Lavender / Pearl White

Oxford Diecast 76KG003 - VW Karmann Ghia Lavender / Pearl White

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Regular price £7.25 GBP
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An iconic VW classic car from the 1960s in 1:76, the Karmann Ghia with its elegant sloping styling. In real life, the car made its debut in 1953 with a launch in both Frankfurt and Paris. The Karmann Ghia was in production from 1955 until 1974 when over 445,000 were built first at the Ghia Works and then at the VW Osnabruck plant in West Germany. During all that time, it remained virtually unchanged in design. It was the result of a joint collaboration between Germany’s Wilhelm Karmann and Luigi Segre and his colleagues of the Italian Carrozzeria Ghia Company. The new prototype emerged in 1953, based on the existing VW Beetle chassis. Karmann loved the design which he took to VW with a view to production. The Karmann Ghia was available as either a 2-door 2+2 convertible or 2-door coupe? sports car, although towards the end of its production life it became purely a two-seater model. 

The Karmann Ghia was marketed as a practical and stylish 2+2 rather than a true sports car. The detail that went into its production included butt-ended body panels, hand-shaped and smoothed with English pewter, a labour intensive process which – like other high end manufactured cars – was reflected in the price – around $2250 US dollars at the time. In today’s market you may be able to pick one up for around £26,000 PLUS!

This 1:76 scale model comes in Lavender/Pearl White and is on a plinth, with a clear case lid and Oxford Automobile wrap.

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