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My 1961 Karmann Ghia

I purchased my Karmann Ghia in the Summer 1995.  When I first got it was so low that I couldn't turn the front wheels when going around a 90 degree corner.  So I raised it just enough to turn the wheels and it still sits the way the pictures show.  I was blessed with the fact that the previous owner had changed the 6 volt system to 12 volts so I didn't have to mess with that.  The next thing I did was change the wheels from stock to Empi 5 spokes and changed the engine from the stock 1200cc to a single port 1500cc.  It now contains a 1903cc engine with Kadrons.  I drag raced it for the first time on November 22, 1997 and ran 16.220 (1/4 mile) at 81.59 mph on my best run.






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