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This is James Kramers 1966 cobalt / bermuda blue Australian delivered 344. Originally delivered to Melbourne, the car now resides in Queensland. Follow the link to read more about this car. Here's a few words from James about the car: This vehicle was originally purchased in late 1965 by a doctor from South Australia and used primarily (and sparingly) by his wife. I purchased the car from Bill Sundermann in 2006. A proverbial "barn find," the car never had any rust, damage or even any notable dints. There are just a few small nicks and tears in the original two tone interior, and even items like the original trunk liners are in excellent condition. It has spent all its life in Australia's dry inland climate. Bill had replaced/updated some mechanical items (eg brakes) and also had the car resprayed in its original colours (Cobalt Blue roof and Bermuda Blue body)....

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This is Brad & Laurie Bull's 1964 Type 343 1500S. They have owned this particular Ghia since November 2007. Here's a few words from Brad on their Ghia. My story starts on Monday, October 22, 2007 with an email sent by a member of our local VW club. It was a forward of information from a guy selling a Type 3 Ghia. Apparently he sent this info to a couple local clubs as his initial attempt to sell the car. He included two pictures. After reading the email I thought to myself, “Neat car, but I don’t have the money for it and there’s no way Laurie would let me buy another car.” I work evenings and my wife, Laurie, works during the day. Shortly after I read the email and dismissed it, she called me at home and said, “What’s up with that Ghia? Why is it so cheap?”...

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This is Phillip Rogers 1965 Arcona White & Black 1965 1500s Ghia coupe. Phillip completely restored the Ghia in 1991 since then he has covered over 230,000 Miles!! With 2 First place trophies at Kelly Park and a car that still looks fantastic 200,000 miles after the restoration, it really is an inspiration. Phillip has been kind enough to write a few words about his car... It was late November of 1981, a few weeks after my first car, a 1970 VW Fastback, was rear ended that I had my first introduction to this French 1500s while it was parked on Lombard Street in San Francisco. At first, I didn't know what make of car this was until I looked on the rear of the car and it said VW 1500s with the Karmann Ghia script on the rear trunk lid. Then I noticed a sun faded “FOR SALE” sign...

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Some of our members aren't content with simply one Type 34. Can you imagine having three?! Jurgen Buellens is working on that many, if not more!! I took some photo's last weekend while I was not working on my white T34. The type 34 on the truck - I bought him last year in April with some pieces (he is a 1969 automatic) chassis nbr. 349 026 324. I paid +/- 3000 € for it. In the meantime, I bought in Nov. '03 2 cars, one from '67 complete and one totaly burned out. The other photo's are from my driving type T34 and the rest are projects. The white one with black roof is the blue T34 from earlier. I repainted the car in lotus white with a black roof and changed the interior into red, the bumpers are not finished - they must be painted in black chrome. (chassis...

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This graphic from an internal Karmann document was the seed of inspiration that lead to our current logo...eventually! Longtime Type 34 fixture Steven Ayres submitted this great article about the evolution of the Type 34 Registry logo. Our thanks to him for his contribution and this great history lesson! It's very easy to contribute to the site, if you have an article that you feel is of interest to many people (How-to, Authenticity, Mechanical, Historical, etc...) Just click the "Submit an Article" link! We'll review it, edit it (don't worry about spelling, just get close!) and put it up live to the whole world. This also includes articles for our "Featured Car" story each month. Thanks for getting the ball rolling Steven! Read more to see the actual article. In June of '96 I discovered the Registry at the bottom of a box of parts in the front boot while...

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Make your Ghia run faster with a new Type 34 Registry sticker!* Well, the first 3 weeks of our new website have been a huge hit. We've had over 3,000 visits to the site which is about three times as many Type 34s as there are known to exist! We had a minor glitch that took the site offline for almost a whole week, but even with that the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The first thing we wanted to add to the site is the Official Type 34 Mailing List. So, now if you look to your left you should see a link to it. Feel free to come over and sign up. This will not be a HUGE traffic list, but you should expect to get between 0 and 30 emails a day of Type 34 related stuff. If you have technical questions, feel free to ask them...

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Type 34 Ghias were NEVER imported to the USA by Volkswagen, right? Robert and Sharon Dervin's Early 1962 Type 343 might just disagree with that, and has the paperwork to back it up! I found the car in early 1980, abandoned behind an old gas station south of Columbus, Ohio. After a week of searching I found the owner's uncle and he handled the sale. I paid $250 for it, and never met the owner. The 343 was in very poor condition. It was a total rust bucket, and someone had crammed a 1970 fuel injected type III engine in it complete with 12 volt flywheel and all of the FI equipment! Needless to say, the car did not run. I was lucky that most of the trim pieces came with the car. These would have been very difficult to find, since they changed many of these parts in mid 1962...

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Scott Perry's 1965 343 has been to all the shows on the West coast. It's a prime example of a 1965 Type 34 Ghia. Here's the story of this great car. It's so nice we decided to make it the first featured car on our new site! In fact, we even worked it into our header! My 1965 (345 137 782) Arcona White and Black Type 34 was once owned by Minnie Crutcher of Hollywood, California. She was travelling in France in 1965 and while on a side trip to the coast she noticed a bright Red Type 34 whiz by on the highway. She said to herself right there, "What a beautiful car, I have to have one of my own." Upon her return to Paris, she went down to the local VW dealership and bought herself an Arcona White 1965 343 (345 137 782) as a 58th birthday present....

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Darmstadt, GermanyFEATURES: #0 091 605, unrestored 28K original mile Anthracite & Pearl White with original gray cloth combination upholstery. 1st owner could not buy an electric sunroof T34 so he had Golde install a hand-crank one! Very unique one-of-a-kind sunroof T34 in excellent original condition. KG Classic 2000 Inside the hand-crank sunroof KG Classic 2000 German Alps Dual-tone Mixo horns On top of the world Great side profile Perfect 1963! ...

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Welcome to the Type 34 Registry. The Type 34 Registry has opened it's doors to the world for FREE. All enthusiasts are invited to dig into our archives regarding this great little Volkswagen. If this is your first time here, you can start exploring on the left side, or if you prefer, keep reading to learn about some of the great new features of this site! The navigation on the left is divided into 5 main sections. Community, Literature, Articles, The Registry and Basic T34 Information. Community The Forums - This is where you can discuss all aspects of the Type 34 with your fellow enthusiasts. Lot's of categories to choose from. Photo Gallery - Request a gallery of your very own, or upload photos into some of our general galleries. Or, just browse the over 900 images already uploaded. Classified Ads - Browse the ads, or place your own....