My Car Quest

March 24, 2017

Appreciating The Classic Karmann Ghia

by Wallace Wyss - Of all the cars I’ve owned, which includes two Mercedes 300SL Gullwings, a Ferrari GTC/4, a Ferrari 308GTS, etc... the one I miss most is the 1971 Karmann Ghia convertible. Why? Because it was dirt cheap to run, and … [Read more...]

The De Tomaso Pantera 7X: Were We Uh, Bamboozled?…

by Wallace Wyss - I think, after working for Motor Trend at two different points in time, that I gained a certain amount of sophistication. Maybe not. I remember around 1972 or so when the Pantera was already being talked about being … [Read more...]

The Mystery Ghia Volkswagen by Karmann

by Wallace Wyss - As a former owner of a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible, which to me was better than the Porsche Convertible D I owned, so I sold the Porsche, (big mistake appreciation wise, I’ll admit). I am always interested in the … [Read more...]

Ghia Serenissima Agena: Missing In Action?

by Wallace Wyss Well maybe it’s still there, in Venice, just not a car that’s out and about… If Count Volpi di Misurata of Italy is known for any car, it is the famous or should I say “infamous” Drogo-bodied “Breadvan”, a Ferrari bitsa built … [Read more...]

The Only Steel Bodied Corvette – The 1963 Corvette Rondine

by Mike - The Corvette Rondine is a prototype commissioned by the Italian coach builder Pininfarina and was displayed at the 1963 Paris Auto Show. Pininfarina is best known as the designer of most Ferrari models over the past few … [Read more...]

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