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This is a Volkswagon??

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 6:41 AM

Another cool car seen on the road

On our recent road trip, we stopped at a McDonald's in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Parked out front was another cool car. I had never seen one like it.

We had to check the grill to see that it was, in fact, a Volkswagon.

Ya just never know what you'll see when you get outside your box!

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-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Thu, Apr 19, 2012, at 7:01 AM

I found this picture on ebay motors, it may be a Karmann Ghia sedan.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Thu, Apr 19, 2012, at 7:02 AM

Wow, the car REALLY looks good in RED! Of course, what car doesn't??

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Apr 19, 2012, at 10:21 AM

I love red cars too even though Ive never had one that color. Wonder what kind of gas mileage this VW has? Man, I love old cars!

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Apr 19, 2012, at 4:25 PM

The Karmann Ghia came mostly with a 1500cc or 1600cc motor so may not have had the performance to match its good looks. I imagine that around 30mpg would have been typical. I once pursued a girl who owned one of these but sadly, like the Germans I lost the battle.

-- Posted by wartz on Thu, Apr 19, 2012, at 11:35 PM

Ah, wartz, so glad to see our good friend from Down Under!

I love to hear the stories prompted by these old cars! My dad used to talk about Karmann Ghias. He drove a regular Volkswagen for years. Maybe he liked foreign cars because he was stationed in Europe right after the end of WWII.

As a history buff, I can't help admiring German ingenuity. I just wish they hadn't gotten sidetracked by that screwball Hitler. Think of what they could have accomplished! I was in Berlin in 1998 and was so saddened to see that all the old buildings were gone.

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 7:45 AM

As a fanatic for anything VW, this is definitely a Karmann Ghia! Love 'em! I went to the hospital to have my son in a 1975 bright yellow Super Beetle. A few years ago I went through my second childhood and bought a 1978 white on white Beetle convertible on eBay! I love the sound of a VW...I love the SMELL of an old bug, and there is nothing more fun to drive than a VW with a four-in-the-floor! Just recently my husband and I noticed a VW bus in a used car lot and we immediately started remembering the 60's when everyone hippie-minded was driving one with peace signs all over it! Love VWs!

-- Posted by lovebooks on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 12:00 PM

Everyone should own a VW in their life. I remember adjusting the valves every 3000 miles.

I told my dear wife once it was like riding around in a 'beer can'.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 12:42 PM

My dad had a VW Fastback. Can't remember the model but it was in the early 70's. He tried to teach me how to drive in it, but-well we won't go there. LOL

-- Posted by swift on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 3:48 PM

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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at advancensc@sbcglobal.net.
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