1956 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia ‘Lowlight’ Coupé

The Karmann-Ghia is a vehicle that blends the dependable and robust Beetle technology with an elegant Italian body. To enhance handling and minimize body roll and oversteer, the car is outfitted with a front anti-roll bar. Compared to the Beetle, the Karmann-Ghia boasts a wider body in the front, which increases interior space. The driver and passenger are greeted with a stylish dashboard featuring two circular gauges and a top speed of 116 km/h.

The Karmann-Ghia was a tremendous success, with a production run lasting 19 years, resulting in the manufacture of 362,601 vehicles, including the 1958 cabriolet version. A significant number of cars were exported to the United States. The most sought-after Karmann-Ghia models are the early “Lowlight” cars produced from 1956 to 1959, which are renowned for their clean design and distinctive name derived from the headlights’ lower positioning compared to later models.

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