IMPORTANT: Please check your engine code before ordering, many Karmann 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 30hp Karmann 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 25-30bhp Volkswagen 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.
Karmann approached Serge in 1953 with the brief to design VW’s image car. Luigi Boano who had acquired the Carozzeria Ghia styling house in 1944 had been producing “concept” cars for Chrysler since the 1930’s, including the D’Elegance mentioned previously, and it has been suggested that the Ghia wasn’t a completely new design, but more a “re-work” of an original but unused design for Chrysler, thus provoking the debate as to the origins of the design.
Others suggest that Boano had originally sketched the car out in 1950, unbeknown to VW or Karmann, but VW had refused to sell him a car to base a prototype on. Whatever the truth, the new body shell was mounted upon a lengthened and widened Beetle floor pan.