Karmann Ghia 1955-74 Bumpers

Bumper Parts & Accessories

In addition to stock parts for all these different styles of bumper, we also offer styling parts, such as T-bars, trim & overriders. And remember, if you have a query – 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.

History Of The VW Karmann Ghia

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.

1966 Saw the engine increased in size again, this time to the 1500cc unit similar to that from the Type 3, often considered as one of the best VW engines ever produced. Discs replaced drums on the front brakes as well as the brakes being upgraded to a twin circuit set up, the wheels changed from 5x205 fitment, to 4x130 fitment, improved gear ratios, leading to more relaxed cruising.

The electrics were now 12v rather than the previous 6v system. A redesigned dashboard features new instrument displays, a faux wood dash cover with a smaller version of the insignia featured on the deck lid, the heater controls are now housed on the dash as opposed to the floor as previous models.

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