Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Collector's item

I had always wanted to buy this particular kind of car, but never did!

TODAY IN MINNESOTA HISTORY: 1991 Duluth is dusted by 2.5 inches of snow, the largest and earliest September snowstorm in the city’s history. (Mn Historical Society)


22 comments:

  1. Nice dream car photos.

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  2. Ooh, I remember the one I had years ago. It was a really fine and fun car.

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  3. very cute car:) I like it!

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  4. elle est superbe, une vraie voiture de collection. j'adore son design.

    it is superb, a true car of collection. I adore his design.

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  5. We just saw a Karmann Ghia cabriolet this weekend, and were commenting on what a beautiful car it was.

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  6. Quite a rare car now, especially as they didn't make that many to start with.

    Older cars have much more style than today's boxes, don't you think?

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  7. So what are you waiting for, Kate...?
    Don't you owe it to yourself?

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  8. We (my parents) had one of these - for a short while. Nice, but not so well adapted to family needs.

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  9. WoW...this car really has an unique stylish design and can be anyone's envy...really will be a very nice collector's item....Very nicely captured shots too!

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  10. Karmann Ghia was my dream car back in the '70s. I'd still like one.

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  11. Gosh, Kate, many years ago when this car was brand new, I was walking into or out of the parking lot in Dayton, Ohio at NCR Corp. And we had a technician there who owned a car just like this one except his was in black.

    I just began a new site about Japan in the early 1950s when we were there. You can get to it from my Brookville daily photo blog. Times have changed a lot there too over the 50-plus years since we were there.

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  12. Looks a nice car. Amazing about the snow. We've had no rain for months. Soon tho I'm be complaining of flooding. World's gone nuts with the weather.

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  13. I can just "see" you crusing around in this beauty!

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  14. In my last two years of Dental School (1961) I had a convertible Karmann Ghia. It was the only V.W. that I would even get into. I was fun to drive but very light and no match to a regular car. Once when driving from New Orleans to Coral Gables the gas peddle went haywire and it was full steam ahead. I turned the key off and had an hour of fiddling with the accelerator. As I look back it seems surreal in that I don't like cars. I have one just to get from place to place.

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  15. oh a karman ghia, I used to love saying that "karman ghia" (it's like someone's name)...and it is such a sweet car. kate, you can still go get it you know...

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  16. A friend of mine had one & it was always at the mechanic's :)

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  17. I always kind of liked the way they looked. My former sister in law had one and she loved it. I tried to get into it one time and jumped right back out. I started a panic attack from being so constricted.

    Big guy + little bitty car = claustrophobia

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  18. My dad owned a yellow convertible Ghia for several years....it was a very fun car!

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  19. Kate, I will definitely search for Ken Burns' documentary on our Comcast guide. Thanks!

    Oh, I hope to remember to post a photo I took of a your dream car!

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  20. what a coincidence, check out my husband's blog tomorrow! (3rd october)http://themaxefiles.blogspot.com/

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  21. Sept. 18th 1991.
    I remember it well. My friends, Don and Lee from Richville in Minneapolis had just returned from a visit to Australia. They described the cold air coming south from the Arctic, mixing with the warm air coming from the Gulf of Mexico.
    Apparently, the temperature dropped from a warm day with people jogging in shorts and singlets to below freezing in a matter of minutes. There was a heavy snowfall and many/several people died, including some elderly folk who were trapped in snow.
    Don sent me some newspaper cuttings from the Minneapolis Tribune, which I have probably still got.

    And the car is nice, too. I just had to share this with you as it was such a significant event.

    Warm wishes from Adelaide, Kate.

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  22. hey im from south africa and i have a 1961 karmann ghia too ,its not the covertable but hey i love it to bits.iv done a few mods to it like deepdish 17 inch rimz and a rockford fosgate audio system and it just so sexy haha.

    anyways im going to keep it till i die

    later dudes
    regards
    duvi

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