The Truth About Cars » Karmann http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 19:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1972-volkswagen-karmann-ghia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1972-volkswagen-karmann-ghia/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1065402 After seeing this 1986 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 on Tuesday and this 1980 Volkswagen Dasher four-door hatchback on Thursday, it’s only fitting that we should wrap up this week’s Junkyard Finds with yet another old VW: a seldom-seen-in-self-serve-yards 1972 Karmann Ghia. Air-cooled VW Beetles show up in these high-inventory-turnover yards all the time, because 979 trillion […]

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After seeing this 1986 Volkswagen Quantum GL5 on Tuesday and this 1980 Volkswagen Dasher four-door hatchback on Thursday, it’s only fitting that we should wrap up this week’s Junkyard Finds with yet another old VW: a seldom-seen-in-self-serve-yards 1972 Karmann Ghia. Air-cooled VW Beetles show up in these high-inventory-turnover yards all the time, because 979 trillion […]

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Junkyard Find: 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/junkyard-find-1970-volkwsagen-karmann-ghia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/junkyard-find-1970-volkwsagen-karmann-ghia/#comments Sat, 05 Jan 2013 14:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472447 I see lots and lots of air-cooled Beetles in self-service wrecking yard, and this has been the case for the 30 years I’ve been frequenting such places. There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of old Type 1 Bugs slowly trickling into junkyards, and I usually ignore them (though I thought this ’73 Super Beetle […]

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I see lots and lots of air-cooled Beetles in self-service wrecking yard, and this has been the case for the 30 years I’ve been frequenting such places. There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of old Type 1 Bugs slowly trickling into junkyards, and I usually ignore them (though I thought this ’73 Super Beetle […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Volkswagen Scirocco http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1986-volkswagen-scirocco/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1986-volkswagen-scirocco/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461733 The MkII Scirocco never was considered as mainstream cool in North America as it was in Europe, but a fair number of the things still made it to these shores. Nowadays, of course, many months can go by between MkII Scirocco street sightings. In California junkyards, however, it’s still possible to find Sciroccos in high-turnover […]

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The MkII Scirocco never was considered as mainstream cool in North America as it was in Europe, but a fair number of the things still made it to these shores. Nowadays, of course, many months can go by between MkII Scirocco street sightings. In California junkyards, however, it’s still possible to find Sciroccos in high-turnover […]

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How About A Double Shot Of Boxster? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/how-about-a-double-shot-of-boxster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/how-about-a-double-shot-of-boxster/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:15:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460812 From now on, Porsche should have even more good PR than PReviously.  Today, TTAC was reached by two press releases, celebrating the momentous occasion of the partial production of the Boxster model at Volkswagen Osnabrück. One release came from Porsche. The other, you guessed it, came from Volkswagen. Start’s the Porsche version: “As of today, […]

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From now on, Porsche should have even more good PR than PReviously.  Today, TTAC was reached by two press releases, celebrating the momentous occasion of the partial production of the Boxster model at Volkswagen Osnabrück. One release came from Porsche. The other, you guessed it, came from Volkswagen. Start’s the Porsche version: “As of today, […]

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Volkswagen To Build Porsche Boxsters At Former Karmann Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/volkswagen-to-build-porsche-boxsters-at-former-karmann-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/volkswagen-to-build-porsche-boxsters-at-former-karmann-plant/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:31:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435466 Volkswagen will begin producing Porsche Boxsters at an old Karmann plant in Osnabruck, Germany starting this fall. The Boxster will be built alongside the Volkswagen Golf Cabrio. The Osnabruck plant is limited to 100,000 cars a year. The Osnabruck plant will handle the overflow production, similar to how Finland’s Valmet Automotive formerly built Boxsters at […]

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Volkswagen will begin producing Porsche Boxsters at an old Karmann plant in Osnabruck, Germany starting this fall. The Boxster will be built alongside the Volkswagen Golf Cabrio. The Osnabruck plant is limited to 100,000 cars a year. The Osnabruck plant will handle the overflow production, similar to how Finland’s Valmet Automotive formerly built Boxsters at […]

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50 Years Typ 34: A Short History Of The Large Karmann http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/50-years-typ-34-a-short-history-of-the-large-karmann/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/50-years-typ-34-a-short-history-of-the-large-karmann/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:54:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385238 Back in the late 50s, Wilhelm Karmann had the inside track in Wolfsburg. His Osnabrück company built the Beetle convertible and the Karmann Ghia (a.k.a. “Typ 14”) for Volkswagen. Rubbing shoulders with Volkswagen engineers and designers, Karmann knew early what others didn’t know: He knew the plans for the notchback VW 1500 “Typ 3”. Karmann […]

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Back in the late 50s, Wilhelm Karmann had the inside track in Wolfsburg. His Osnabrück company built the Beetle convertible and the Karmann Ghia (a.k.a. “Typ 14”) for Volkswagen. Rubbing shoulders with Volkswagen engineers and designers, Karmann knew early what others didn’t know: He knew the plans for the notchback VW 1500 “Typ 3”. Karmann […]

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