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eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 04, 2019 08:14AM

The Karmenn Ghia Type 34 is pretty rare these days. The Type 14 is what everybody thinks of when they hear the name Karmann Ghia.

This was sold by Volkswagen from 1961 to 1969. Seeing as the first Corvair was released a couple of days ago in 1959, it sure bodes the question ... where did they get the idea for this one? And what were they competing with? Seems pretty clear to me. And the parallel sales run is very coincidental.

Never thought of GM as having Volkswagen Running Scared before.

Petrolicious: The Rare Type 34

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"It would not have helped if I had [taken notes], as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: October 04, 2019 09:15AM

And this one looks like a LM. At least the front.

VW

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Re: eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: October 04, 2019 09:20AM

The Old Volks Home in Richmond, VA used to drive one to the post office next to my shop.

Very much looks like an early with single 7" headlamp modification.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Date: October 04, 2019 12:02PM

Thats my favorite VW, next the squareback.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered a bit - Rust in Progress
I live my life 19.5 seconds at a time.


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Re: eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 04, 2019 12:29PM

After seeing these, it's even more ironic listening to Volkswagen people talk about how much better their car is than the Corvair, and claim that's why they lasted vs. the Corvair.

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Eric C. Player, Porterville, CA
Member: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, and San Joaquin Valley Corvair Club
THEN: 1965 Monza 110 Canary Yellow
1967 Monza 140 Red
1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow"
1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo; nicknamed "Bluvair"

"It would not have helped if I had [taken notes], as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: October 04, 2019 06:43PM

playerpage Wrote:
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> After seeing these, it's even more ironic listening to Volkswagen people talk about how much better their car is than the Corvair, and claim that's why they lasted vs. the Corvair.


Having come to Corvairs after years as a big VW nut, it is laughable to even try to compare them.
Apples to Oranges isn't even a proper analogy.
Eric, the next time a V-dub owner tries to say anything about how great his Vee Wee is, just look at him and say, "You look very happy when you talk about your car."
When he tells you he is, just shake your head and say, "Yep I guess that proves it."
They will undoubtedly say, "Proves what???"
As you turn and walk away, reply, . . . . "Ignorance is Bliss." hot smiley

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'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - Sale pending
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Re: eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: October 05, 2019 09:52AM

we had a few of these come through our VW shop years ago. Pretty cool, the other rare one was the Notch Back and like the Fast Back and Type 14 had Luggage space front and rear. Mike

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Re: eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: October 05, 2019 02:59PM


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Re: eye popping smiley THIS VOLKSWAGEN LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE AN EM
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: October 07, 2019 10:23AM

If you want resemblence you should look at the VW 411/412 series. They only imported them for 2 years each ('71-2 and '73-4), but I always said the 411 bears a striking resemblence to an EM and the 412 to a LM.

It came in 3 body styles, a 4 door sedan, a 2 door wagon (both with automatic only) and a 2 door sedan (with manual only). The automatic was a fully automatic 3 speed w/;park (shades of Pinkey!) and for a tall, narrow Euro sedan on skinny tires, it hung into the corners very well. Flog it like you stole it or drive like granny, no matter - it got a consistent 25 MPG. You just don't see them any more, so would make for a really neat cruise-in car.

-Mark

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