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My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by Jack Nel » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:01 pm

My recently acquired Karmann Ghia lowlight has Vin: 1764821, which according to my research was produced after August 1957 and issued a 1958 Vin number.

My engine number is O479816 which as far as I can establish is a 1500cc S 54hp engine belonging to a Type 34 Karmann Ghia produced in Feb 1964.

My body number is 27566

Can anyone please confirm or correct me on the aforementioned.

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Re: My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by fig » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:23 am

VIN looks like it dates to December 1957. Engine number dates to February 1964 as you say. Is it still the flat type3 configuration, or has it been converted to upright fan?
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Re: My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by 64 Notchback » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:25 pm

Well if you can not own a Type 34 Razor at least you have a motor that comes from one

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Re: My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by 64 Notchback » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:26 pm

But I guess a Lowlight is just as good

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Re: My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by Jack Nel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:59 am

fig wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:23 am
VIN looks like it dates to December 1957. Engine number dates to February 1964 as you say. Is it still the flat type3 configuration, or has it been converted to upright fan?
Looks like Beetle configuration, see attached pic. Have you got a picture of what it is supposed to look like on this car?
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Re: My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by Jack Nel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:00 am

64 Notchback wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Well if you can not own a Type 34 Razor at least you have a motor that comes from one
Ja, I would have liked it to have original engine or at least correct engine, but I guess I can't complain too much. I've got a rare body with a rare engine :D :D :D :D

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Re: My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by fig » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:02 am

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Re: My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by Jack Nel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:06 am

fig wrote:
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I wish.....thanks

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Re: My Karmann Ghia lowlight year model verification

Post by fourier » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:18 pm

Great find!

Fig is correct, it looks like the car was manufactured in December 1957.

Your car should have a 36HP type 1 (not type 3) engine.

When you lift the engine lid, this is what you should see.

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