Our range of original style steel wheels for VW Karmann Ghia includes both early 5-stud and later 4-stud versions, with the former stocked in both solid side (pre-65) and slotted side (66-67) styles. We also supply a range of fully chromed 4 and 5 stud O.E. wheels, for those looking for a little more impact from the stock style. Don't forget we also supply Sprintstar steel wheels in both chromed and painted finish.
We stock all the most desirable aftermarket rims in our range of VW Ghia alloy wheels, including SSP, BRM, Fuchs, EMPI 5, EMPI 8, Sprintstar, Porsche, Enkei & ATS styles. What’s more we have many of these designs produced exclusively for us, reconfigured for a better fit, and designed to last longer.
Aside of the wheels themselves, we stock a huge selection of trim, hubcaps, clips and rivets. We also supply just about every size and type of wheel bolt and stud you could wish to find, including mag nuts and Thatcham-approved locking nuts/bolts. And if compatibility is an issue, check out our wide range of wheel adaptors and spacers.
The paint process was only embarked upon after the entire body had been checked for any imperfections, whereupon the body was dipped in a tank of zinc phosphate primer, before being wet sanded, then the first coat of paint was laid down, followed by more colour sanding, this process was repeated 4 times. Karmann was one of the first coach builders to employ an anti dust system within their paint booths using a water curtain to trap dust. The Ghia was still a true hand-built car in the most traditional sense of the phrase.
Whilst the Ghia was having no trouble in attracting new customers, in fact within the first two years of its production VW had to double production numbers to keep up with demand (from 10,000 to 18,000), it still didn’t really fit into any particular pigeon hole, it was neither a family sedan nor a sports car, not a Grand Tourer or a Luxury Saloon.