Part 2 of my 2014 Stanford Hall VW show review continues in the show field with a lovely trio of Karmann Ghia's.
|The first of the trio is this gorgeous 1957|
convertible, in green with a white hood and
whitewall tyres. The convertible KG was
produced from 1957 - 1974.
|You can tell this is an early KG as it has the|
finned front grilles.
|Interior was in mint condition, it even has plastic|
covers over the seats.
|The second KG was this later model, circa |
early 1970's and features different style front
grillesand bigger wrap round indicators.
This one was finished in a lovely brown colour
with a deep red hood.
|The engine bay wasn't as it left the factory,|
but is was extremely clean, and looked
very impressive with the twin carbs.
|The third Karmann in this late 1960's model|
finished in super bright red and lowered. Three
different years of Karmann Ghia's but each
equally as nice as each other.
|I do like a panel van, either a split or a bay,|
and this late split screen panel van looked
lovely. Finished in the single colour green
with matching roof.
|A nice red and white split screen, but what |
caught my eye about this bus was the almost
perfect reflection along the length of the bus.
|It's always nice when someone gets away|
from the run of the mill paint jobs, and this
splitty looked great with it's old skool flame
paint job with orange flames over a yellow
|Single cab split screen in army livery looked|
|This gorgeous white over orange deluxe|
split screen was all for show. I did like the
matching cover for over the doors.
|Back to extremes again, this single cab split|
screen pick up looked awesome, it had bucket
fulls of patina a narrow front end, a Cyclopes
light and a lovely old looking cover for the bed.
|A crew cab split screen pick up in what looks|
like red oxide primer. The bodywork looked it's
age which just added to it's charm.
|I did like this early crew cab, a good honest |
bus in 'what you see is what you get' condition.
|Being different is the name of the game, no|
matter what vehicle you drive and this green
over white splitty looked refreshing. Most paint
schemes have the dark colour on the bottom
and a white top, this was reversed and it
|Two late split screens, both deluxe models and|
both with the same colour scheme, but oh how
the styles differ.
|A lovely mid 1960's notch back in what looks |
like original condition.
|Lovely and clean, nice and straight and just|
how Volkswagen had intended it to look.
|A really cool retro paint job on the buggy.|
|A regular on my blog, as it attends a lot of|
shows is this very RAT 'Canada Dry' split
screen panel van.
|In the public car park I spotted this pair. A |
yellow '73 Karmann Ghia and a mid 1960's
bright red notchback.
|A lovely slammed early bay with just the right|
amount of patina. This US deluxe model looked
just about perfect with it's low stance.
|A narrow front beam enhances the overall |
|There is a name for this, but I can't for the life|
of me remember what it is... anyway it's a
late bay front end, split screen double doors,
side windows and tail gate with late bay tail-
lights. I like it... a lot.
|This lovely yellow type 181 caught my eye.|
|Very clean and straight. I believe these Trekkers|
use the Karmann Ghia floor pan and the rear
swing axle suspension from the split screen.
|Interior was purely functional, due to the military |
links this vehicle has.
|A lovely slammed beetle in a sort of olive green|
colour, this bug was immaculate and so straight.
|Beautiful lines of the early beetle, enhanced|
by the colour choice.
|An early bay, and a late split screen tyring to|
get some shade whilst parked up under a tree
in the public car park.
|This heavily patina'd US import bay looks|
very similar to one recently imported and sold
by some old friends at The House of Dub. It
may well be the same one...
|A nice pair of beetles in the public car park,|
same car but looking so different.
|After we had walked round the show a few |
times, Matt, Caroline and I decided to head
home. Before we headed off, Matt offered to
make a cuppa for all of us, well how could
|While the kettle was boiling I had a quick walk|
round the public car park and parked in the row
in front of us I saw this T4. This belongs to
another mate, Kevin who lives just a few miles
|This really is a nice looking bus in a gorgeous|
colour scheme. Last time I saw Kev, he said
that was getting some work done on the rear
doors as they looked a bit rough... they look
fine to me Kevin.