Kiffie (kiffie) wrote in karmann_ghias,

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First Post and Ranting

Hey there, everyone!

I'm Kiffie, happy (most of the time) owner of a black '68 hardtop.

We call her Voodoo -- not because of the colour, but because no one can ever read her license plate!


If you looked at the pic, you can probably see that the wipers don't match up, and that the car is horrendously low to the ground. The previous owner cut the shocks and put on different wheels altogether (!). Compounding that, the muffler is not stock, and if the car is ever towed, it needs to be picked up tail-first to avoid the pipe coming off against the street. So she does need some work.

The car was rear-ended not too long ago by a Thunderbird who couldn't see it (I like to think we're not THAT low), and the entire rear end had to be replaced and the rest of the car realligned. Though, I did find out that the car was previously a deep stock green before its black coat was put on!

Speaking of green Ghias...

A link to my favorite Ghia site on the web: Essence of Ghia, home of Ghiapet!
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Ouuu I got the license plate - yey for me!
She's perty! looks really clean and straight
I like the eyelids on the headlights - hmmm gets me thinking
My wipers dont match up either - but theyre going the other way like \ \ (if that makes sense)
oh, and i LOVE your icon!
Voodoo: *purrs*

The "eyelids" were suprisingly cheap (US$30 or $40 for both if I remember right), though they did have to be shaped to fit a Ghia. Bug stock or somesuch. It's fun to have them on, though.

Maybe all Ghias have wonky wipers. Or perhaps just enjoy doing their best The Rock impression for the cameras?

And thanks! *is absurdly proud of her icon*
Gotta love those eyelids.

I think all ghia's wipers go that way. Mine's a US import too and it's aligned like that.
I think all ghia's wipers go that way. Mine's a US import too and it's aligned like that.

Shew. I was worried there for a sec. Heh.
Mine's not that offset. Maybe because it's a '72
I saw the pictures in your post -- gorgeous car!

and welcome to the community!!
Thanks! =D