We supply a wide range of wheels to suit all tastes: For restorations we offer O.E. style Ghia steering wheels, with the ‘D’ shaped horn press (complete with Wolfsburg crest), as fitted to 62-74 cars. We also stock top quality reproductions of EMPI’s classic GT wheel, and a range of Banjo steering wheels – a popular 50’s accessory, widely used on coachbuilt cars. However, for owners wanting for a more distinctive look, we stock a large number of Grant and Mountney wheels, ranging from classic woodrims to metalflake and chainlink wheels – in sizes from 10 to 15 inch.
In addition to the wheels themselves, we also supply a huge range of steering system components, across all Karmann Ghia models: We not only stock horn contact rings, clamps bolts and packing. We also supply a full range of tie rod assembly components, including the steering damper and tie rods themselves… And not forgetting the Ghia steering box, which we sell as complete units, along with all necessary flanges, couplings and clamps. Of course, if you have queries about your VW Ghia steering – 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.
However it wasn’t going to make life easy for Karmann, whose small factory couldn’t even provide enough storage for the amount of cars required for the press launch, leading to the launch having to be brought forward a few months. The car was massively complex to build in comparison to the Beetle, with the entire nose sections being hand shaped, and each panel meticulously butt welded together with over 140 inches of weld on the outer skin alone, then painstakingly lead filled using English Pewter as opposed to the Beetles simple bolt together body shell, every single piece of glass on the car was curved.