Prior to 1967 all Karmann Ghias had 5-stud wheels and were fitted with drum brakes all round. In 1967, disc front brakes and four stud wheels were introduced on 1500 Karmann Ghias. Naturally, we stock a complete range of parts for both disc and drum brake systems, including shoes, calipers, 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 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.
The Ghia came about at a time where the Bauhaus movement was still very much in effect in Germany, and the Ghia was a perfect automotive example of the theory “form follows function”, in true VW style they’d created a car that offered good looks and well thought out aesthetics whilst based on solid, reliable, and well proven underpinnings in a time when the US was producing cars that wouldn’t have looked out of place on the set of a Buck Rogers Film.
VW shunned any brash publicity stunts and unnecessary fanfare for the launch of the Ghia, instead letting the pretty new model speak for itself, it slipped into the showrooms more or less unannounced, not however unnoticed. Throughout the 50’s demand for the Ghia far exceeded production.