rebuildmyghia34

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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

3 T34s on the drive

Here is a shot of our 65, our 62 before restoration and Lee hedges T346 before export to the USA.

Other cars that have now gone to new owners

Here are a few of our other cars that have been sold on to other owners.

Well its a Karmann but not of the Ghia kind

With our 190SL still not finished in the summer we decided we needed a bit of open top fun and bought ourselves a Mercedes-Benz 320CLK convertible in July. Its Karmann built but doesn't come with the rust (so far). Great value, practical and fun to drive; but of course not a T34.

Article in Ultra VW

Our 65 was photographed for an article in Ultra VW back in the middle of last year. The article has yet to be published and here is a preview shot from it.

Here are pictures of our 1965 model T344

We have owned this car since April 82; it had a very minor restoration in 1992 which included outer sills, localised repairs around the headlights and small repairs around the torsion bar holes, plus a six inch section of the outer chassis rail on either side.  All finished off with a lower half respray.  He is still looking good some 20 years later although some minor repairs are now nedeed around the torsion bar holes again and bot
tom of the drivers door.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

So long and farewell

At the end of last year I agreed to sell our November 1961 T343 to Carsten Klein in Germany, Carsten will be collecting the car from the UK shortly.  I will be sad to see the car go after spending so many years working on it and getting it as close as possible to how it left the factory. It is great however that the car is going back to Germany to someone who will cherish it and add it to his ever growing collection of T34s.
It has been a pleasure to own one of the earliest surviving T34s, oldest at the 50th celebrations in Germany. Have fun with the car Carsten!!