Originally focused on the restoration of my November 1961 built (1962 model year) Type 3 Karmann Ghia (343) I have now extended the blog to cover the ongoing ownership of my 1964 built (1965 model year) RHD type 3 Karmann Ghia (344) purchased in 1982.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tin Plate Type 34

Went to the celebration of 50 years of the launch of the type 14 Karmann Ghia convertible in Georgsmarienhütte, Germany over the weekend and acquired a nice Shimazakil tin plate Type 34 (missing its plastic siren) - its a long time since I bothered to buy any models but thought I would treat myself as this version with the Dutch Rijkspolitie emblems is quite rare.
Photos of the type 34s at the event to follow shortly.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Latest body update

Called into the body shop to check on progress. Some prep work has started on the panels with filler being applied to address areas of minor distortion following the metal work. More work is expected to happen over the next week or so as there is a gap in the body shop's work schedule that my car can slot into.

In the mean time a new door striker plate arrived from the Phillipinnes whilst i was on holiday.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Still here but no progress

Been away with work in New York for 2 weeks so I have not been able to make any progress personally. I don't think there has been any progress with the body shop either and will not get chance to check before we go away next weekend on holidays to Devon and then to the 50th celebration of the type 1 KG convertible in Germany - any news and I will post it.

In the meantime I have a new door striker plate on the way from the Phillipines for the 62 and a new drivers door lock for the 65.

We also have a new non restoration project which is keeping us busy! He even has his own blog site.