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1963 Type 34 KARMANN GHIA in Redding California

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I joined the type 34 registry years ago, like maybe around 1993 or there about. I found and purchased my type in 1978, prior to 99% of the VW dealerships knowing this model existed. I found one person in the Chico Dealership who took the time to examine old "Micro fishes" and located many NOS parts across the USA. I purchased a LOT of these NOS parts, including the LAST NOS PADDED DASH, which I had to drive from Lacy Washington to Chico to pick up because the dealership was afraid to ship it to me. I had my Type 34 looking really PRIMO by 1984. I quit working on it about that time, and drove it almost daily until 1987. From this date until now it hasn't been driven more than maybe 1500 miles. I am now interested in completing it's restoration, so am back into dressing her back up. I still have uninstalled NOS parts that I will be installing as soon as I get to them. I don't expect it to be 100% accurate ever, as I really can't afford that kind of completion, however, I expect it to be a good looker and a "Head turner". I believe there may be one other of these type 34's in the county I live in, as I've seen one on our highways on two different occasions, however, I am planning on driving it in our Local, annual "Kool April Nights" Cruise and Car show, here in Redding Calif. I would be interested in selling it, provided someone makes me an offer I can't pass up. And I don't believe this will happen as these cars CAN be purchased for much less than I would even consider.



  • Michael Percy
    Michael Percy Friday, 20 December 2013

    Hi Olen. Great to have you back :)

    The Registry no longer charges for membership, all of the features of the website are now available to everyone for free. This change was made back in 2004 when the regular newsletters were dropped in favor of a reduced membership fee.

    If you are interested there is an interactive timeline showing the changes since you were last here -

    Looking forward to seeing some photos and hearing more about your restoration. Feel free to shout out if you need any help with the site.


  • olen sturgeon
    olen sturgeon Thursday, 19 December 2013

    Hi Scott'
    I was a paid member of the registration years ago, however, I let my membership expire. I am presently interested in rejoining the registration, and continuing to restore my 1963 type 34 Ghia. Please reply and let me know the annual fee, and information regarding rejoining.
    Thanking you in advance I am,
    Olen D. Sturgeon

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