Also available from VW Heritage are the remanufactured SSP engine range. Produced to the same exacting standards as our all new aircooled engines, the remanufactured engine range offer versions not available as a brand new option, and represent fantastic value for money for those building a VW Karmann Ghia on a budget. Choose from aircooled single port and twin port VW engines from 1200cc, 1300cc, 1500cc and 1600cc.
Both our brand new engines and the remanufactured aircooled motors are covered by our market leading 2 year warranty.
If you are unsure which engine size you have, you should check the code on your engine crankcase and consult the chart below:
IMPORTANT: Please check your engine code before ordering, many Ghias do not have their original engines, so using your car's production year or log book as a guide is not advisable.
All the parts your Ghia engine could wish for, from heads and cylinders to air filters and tinware. As well as a full range of stock parts – both genuine VW and quality reproduction – we also offer a huge selection of performance parts. And remember, if you have a query about any of the VW Karmann Ghia engine parts we stock – or if you can’t find the part you require – just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.
Boano’s son Gian had got hold of a Beetle from Paris VW Importer Charles Ladouche’s Societe France Motors, (who also happened to be an importer of Chryslers, and had commissioned Ghia to make 400 D’Elegance style GS-1s) By the Autumn of 1953, Gian had a prototype ready to show to Dr. Karmann, taking just 5 months to go from concept to working prototype (again this backs up the theory that the Ghia may not have been an entirely fresh idea).