Purists, you might want to look away right now. While we’re certainly not drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa, this 1965 Karmann Ghia is getting some rather radical customizations. Think of it as a reimagination of what the original designers would have done… if they got another shot at it today.
The juicy details:
As we're making some significant modifications to this 1965 Karmann Ghia, you can see we get that custom... means Kustom. Before you scrap a design idea that seems too out there, let's talk about it.
It's been a long haul with this project. We've enjoyed turning a "Poor Man's Porsche" and turning it into a real one. While it's not going to win races, it'll get so many points for style that nobody will notice. This ride looks good, and most importantly, it's exactly what the client imagined.
Did you notice the custom 356 grilles? How about the smooth deck lid? And what about those beehive turn signal lights integrated into the front air intakes? Also, check out the shaved doors... poppers take the place of the handles.
There are more modifications than you might notice at first. It just speaks to the versatility of the classic Volkswagen canvas. There's not much you can't do to a Ghia to get it to look just like you want.