VW Karmann Ghia Wheels & Brakes
Buy your VW Karmann Ghia wheels and brake parts here!
VW Heritage are the wheel experts, offering a wide range of wheels for VW Ghia models, along with free advice on compatibility, fitting and finish. Our wheel range includes O.E. steels for that stock look and an extensive selection of aftermarket VW Ghia alloy wheels for those looking for a more unique style. And our range of brake parts is every bit as comprehensive! To browse or buy the parts you need just follow the links below, or read on for further.
VW Karmann Ghia O.E. Wheels
Our range of original style steel wheels for VW Karmann Ghia includes both early 5-stud and later 4-stud versions, with the former stocked in both solid side (pre-65) and slotted side (66-67) styles. We also supply a range of fully chromed 4 and 5 stud O.E. wheels, for those looking for a little more impact from the stock style.
Karmann Ghia Alloy Wheels
We stock all the most desirable aftermarket rims in our range of VW Ghia alloy wheels, including BRM, Fuchs, EMPI 5, EMPI 8, Sprintstar, Porsche, Enkei & ATS styles. What’s more we have many of these designs produced exclusively for us, reconfigured for a better fit, and designed to last longer. Most designs are available in painted, chromed or polished finish, and all our exclusive ‘SSP’ range come with a two year structural guarantee!
VW Beetle Wheels and Accessories
Aside of the wheels themselves, we stock a huge selection of trim, hubcaps, clips and rivets. We also supply just about every size and type of wheel bolt and stud you could wish to find, including mag nuts and Thatcham-approved locking nuts/bolts. And if compatibility is an issue, check out our wide range of wheel adaptors and spacers. In addition, we supply quality Cooper Cobra and Yokohama tyres, and our in-house fitting service means that you can receive your wheels tyred-up, fully balanced and ready to go!
VW Karmann Ghia Brakes
Up until 1967 all Ghias had 5-stud wheels and were fitted with drum brakes all round. After 1968, when 4 stud wheels were used, some models were fitted with disc brakes at the front, retaining drums at the rear, whilst others kept drums brakes at all four corners. If you have a later model, always check which types of front brakes are fitted before ordering VW Ghia brakes and parts. Naturally, we stock a complete range of parts for both disc and drum brake systems, including shoes, callipers, pads, cylinders, hoses and pipes... plus, of course, the drums and discs themselves. We also supply a large selection of aftermarket brake parts, included uprated Goodridge hoses, EMPI / Tarox / CSP disc brake conversion kits, and a wide range of discs and drums for stud pattern conversions. As always, if you have queries about your VW Karmann Ghia brakes – or if you can’t find the parts you require – just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 0845 873 8328 at any time during UK business hours.
A Short History Of The VW Karmann Ghia (cont.)
The following year small changes were made, with a new steering box improving the feel of the steering, the reserve fuel lever had gone, and there was now a provision to fit seatbelts. In 1962 VW increased Karmann Ghia production with the advent of new techniques of production meaning less of the car had to be hand formed, this had the knock on effect of lowering prices on the Ghia making it an even more appealing proposition.
The next big change for the Ghia was in 1965 when the 1192cc motor was finally replaced with a slightly more powerful 1300cc utilizing a Solex 30 PICT carburetor. The front suspension was updated with the fitment of a ball-joint front axle, and the wheels were changed from the previous smooth design to vented type with a flat hubcap. The swan neck mirrors were moved from the wings and replaced with door mounted items....back <<< >>> more...