Volkswagen enthusiast and expert Richard Copping reveals the full story of the Karmann Ghia from initial concepts to the production of the Coupe, the addition of a Cabriolet, and the model's ongoing progress until its eventual sad demise in 1974. Contents include:Background story of the firms and key individuals involved, 1949-1980.The history of the Karmann Ghia and V W Beetle Cabriolet from prototype to production.The coupe, cabriolet and Type 34 variants of the Karmann Ghia, as well as special models and one-off model variants.The development of the Beetle Cabriolet, the original model that brought VW and Karmann together.Model specifications and year-by-year evolution of design and production.Specially commissioned photography and a wide range of fascinating period imagery.
Richard Copping has had a passion for Volkswagens for many years, and a particular love of the Beetle of which he has owned many examples. For the last decade his time has been devoted to writing about the cars, his work being published in various magazines and several books. Richard has also collected an enviable hoard of archive material relating to all Volkswagen models. He is also a former editor of VW Motoring magazine.