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VW Karmann Ghia Electrical

VW Karmann Ghia Electrical System

Our extensive range of Volkswagen Karmann Ghia electrical parts include both stock and aftermarket components, including…

Headlamps and Tailights

We sell all standard types, plus US Spec, buggy and semi-sealed headlights, as well as teardrop, blue drop and ‘new beetle’ rears. All switches and relays are also stocked, as are number plate and reversing lights.


Everything from early semaphores to late bumper-mounted blinkers. Aftermarket options include clear domed and flat ‘cal look’ discs, plus ‘mount anywhere’ mini and micro lights. All switches, indictor arms and relays are also stocked.


Standard horns, in both 6 and 12 volt, plus klaxon, bull and Nautilus horns. We also supply musical horns complete with compressor, hose and hardware.

Charging System

Dynamos and alternators, plus complete alternator conversion kits. We also supply voltage regulators, split charge relays (for high-drain stereo systems, etc) and battery clamps, covers & terminals.


Everything to get your Karmann Ghia started – ignition switches, starter motors (both standard and high torque), ignition coils (original Bosch blues and Pertronix flamethrowers) and ignition leads (standard, Bosch, coloured, over-braided and Pertronix Flamethrower). We also supply complete distributors, as well as separate caps, points, rotor arms and condensers. Or you could upgrade to a complete electronic ignition system, such as the Pertronix Ignitor or Second Strike.

Wipe and Wash

Wash/wipe switches and knobs, washer bottles and jets, along with wiper motors, arms, spindles and blades.


Speedos, tachos, fuel gauges, volt meters, amp meters and oil temp gauges in a wide range of styles from both VDO and Autometer. Plus all necessary senders (specially tailored to suit air-cooled VW’s) and mounting cups and brackets.

…plus many, many more VW Ghia electrical system parts - including fuse boxes, looms and aerials! If you have queries about your Volkswagen Karmann Ghia electrical parts – 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.

History Of The VW Karmann Ghia

The 1972 and 1973 models were largely unchanged from the ’71 model, and in 1973 VW stopped production of the Ghia for the European market, ready for the launch of the Karmann designed and built Golf based Scirocco. US specification Ghia’s continued to be produced for another year.

Whilst the Ghia’s distinctive looks may have shouted “sports car”, the somewhat lacklustre 30bhp produced by the 1192cc flat four engine had other ideas. A point picked up by VW’s marketing and advertising during the ‘60’s, whilst the early adverts had been in the more traditional artistic illustrated style the new style of ad’s took a slightly different take on it.


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