1958 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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This 58 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet is the only other one in Australia besides mine (The green 58 featured on the homepage). We were asked to restore it completely by Maurelio Gabrielli, better known as Gabs to his friends. Gabs lives in South Australia and trusted us with his car, 3000 miles away.

We are still getting the Birth Certificate from Germany, but we know the car left the Factory for USA dressed in Bernina Blue. Gabs wanted the Car finished in L428 Graphite silver, and we have done that.

I still have to build the new 36hp Motor and Split Gearbox, but we have started the reassembly process - the pictures tell you where we are at.

Special thanks to people like Dave Ruby and other 56-59 list members for their help and advice in getting this Car correct as we can.

Karroserie number of the Car is 220-2455

And now the car is back from being painted - looking amazing!

Kevin Ferguson is doing a fantastic job in trimming this 58 - here are the Door trims made from scratch - notice the seam welding, just like original.