Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (diecast 1:18, Yat Ming)

  • Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (from 1966)
  • Yat Ming
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • orange
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
 
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History and Evolution of the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a classic car that was first introduced in 1955. The vehicle was produced in two generations until 1974. It combined the reliable technology of the VW Beetle with a sporty and elegant design. The German automotive designer Wilhelm Karmann and the design house Carrozzeria Ghia played a significant role in shaping this iconic car. The Karmann Ghia was known for its flowing lines and aerodynamic shape, which provided a clear contrast to the more utilitarian look of the VW Beetle. The Karmann Ghia was an evolution of the Volkswagen Type 14.

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Technical Data and Specifications of the Original

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was available with various engine options ranging from 1.2 to 1.6 liters (0.3 to 0.4 gallons) and delivering a power output of about 30 to 50 horsepower. The engine was air-cooled and located at the rear of the car. Technical highlights included rear-wheel drive and advanced independent suspension on all four wheels for that time. These features contributed to excellent driving dynamics and road handling. Compared to its predecessor, the Volkswagen Type 1 (Beetle), the Karmann Ghia offered a sportier driving experience and a more appealing look.

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The Special Features of the 1/18 Scale Model by Yat Ming

The model car showcased here in 1/18 scale is a product of the manufacturer Yat Ming and is made of the sturdy and durable Diecast material. This model, part of the collection of Modelly member "guenter," authentically and intricately represents the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. From the images, it is evident that the model features carefully crafted details such as chrome bumpers, headlights, and wheel caps that are typical of the original car. Notably, the orange paintwork highlights the elegant yet sporty appearance of the vehicle.

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Historical Context and General Information

To better understand the significance of the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia introduced in 1955, it's worth looking at some key events of that year. In 1955, the first official McDonald’s restaurant opened, and world-famous songs "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard were released. These examples illustrate that the Karmann Ghia comes from an era marked by significant cultural and technological developments. Modelly collectors will appreciate the precise replication of the body shapes and details of the original car offered by the Yat Ming model in 1/18 scale.


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