Car of the Day 9/2/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’63 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Karmann Ghia was a car made German coach builder Karmann and Italian designer Ghia, which is where Volkswagen got the name Karmann Ghia. The car was made from 1955 to 1974, but the first prototype was made in 1953. Originally, Volkswagen was only going to make just 4,000 of the Karmann Ghia, but they sold out pretty quickly. Because of this, Volkswagen decided to mass produce the car. A total of 445,238 of these were made in Germany between 1955 and 1974. There are also 41,689 that were made in Brazil from 1962 to 1974. The engine of this one is a 1.2 liter flat-4 that produces 40 horsepower and 65 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. The top speed is 75 mph. This Karmann Ghia was auctioned off for $26,950.

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