Saturday, November 3, 2007
Go, Speed Racer! Go!
What makes a car a classic? This is a most excellent question because there is no one answer. Some say that it must have been manufactured in a certain era, other cite those built in limited quantities or those which are no longer produced. The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia fits all of those categories. Only 365,912 coupes and 79,326 convertibles were produced between 1955 and 1974, making this a fairly rare automobile. Based upon an Italian design, it was considered to be Volkswagens "glamour car" in comparison to the utilitarian VW Beetle and Bus. Automotive haute couture if you will. Once upon a time I owned a 1974 orange hardtop, and I do believe I will own another once again... they're quite addictive and handle like a Porche Boxter. The ultimate accessory for the Brooklyn Glamour Girl. ($8,600)