A 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia: The 2nd car I ever drove.

Posted By on September 17, 2019

VW1974KarminnGhia_frt_AZAfter receiving for my learner’s permit (at age 16 in Ohio the 1970s), my family took a long summer vacation out west. One of the stops was to visit a long-time work friend of my dad’s who lived just outside of San Francisco in Los Altos. One of the cars he had was a bright orange 1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible with a manual 3-speed. He was a bit more California-free spirited or “looser” with the rules than my parents … so he tossed me the keys telling me to take it out for a spin. What a special moment as it became the second car I drove behind my mom‘s 1967 Ford Custom 500.  Thankfully I brought it back in one piece (but I did stay in the neighborhood).
Winking smile

VW1974KarminnGhia_side_AZThis particular car is identical, but in Scottsdale, AZ


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