Porsche Boxster S with a Karmann Ghia Body

2001 Porsche Boxster S with a Karmann Ghia body

Tony Miller and his company Translog in York, Pennsylvania specialize in Porsche maintenance and restoration. When a customer approached the company to create a custom VW/Porsche vehicle they didn’t turn them away. The company built “Ghia Monster” using a 1972 Karmann Ghia body they widened to fit over a 2001 Porsche Bosxter S chassis and … Read more

1971 Karmann Ghia with a Prius Powertrain Update 2

1971 Karmann Ghia with a Prius Powertrain

Hoopie’s Hot Rods is back with update videos on the Pria Ghia project. The goal is to install a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia body over a 2004 Toyota Prius chassis and powertrain which includes a 1.5 L 1NZ-FXE inline-four and CVT automatic transmission. In the videos below the builder explains how the Prius chassis/wheelbase was … Read more

Karmann Ghia with a Turbo 2989 cc Flat-Four

Karmann Ghia with a Turbo 2989 cc Flat-Four

This Karmann Ghia came from the factory with either a 1200 cc or 1300 cc air-cooled flat-four that made between 34-49 horsepower and 60-69 lb-ft of torque. The largest Type 1 flat-four VW made was a 1600 cc and could only be increase to 2276-2322 cc with a lot of grinding inside the case resulting … Read more