Hooniverse Weekend Edition: Introducing the SHAGHIA!

Continuing on with the Fathers Day Ebay extravaganza, here is a creation that is offered for sale from Lawrenceville, IL. The seller of this customized 1962 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia seemed to have acquired it after most of the modifications took place. You will have to make the jump to see the rest of SHAGHIA…..

Want to know what makes up this fabulous (and that is my sarcasm firing up right there!) machine? Well according to the seller:

As best as I can remember, I’ll list all the different parts that make up the car. The fins are off a ’59 Plymouth, the hood scoop is off a 50 something T’bird. The back bumper is off a Triumph Spitfire and molded into the body nicely. Shaggy (Shag-Ghia) started life as a coupe, but the top was cut off and the back seat covered over with the hood of an 80 something Pontiac to give it a roadster look. Well you can’t have a roadster without head rests, so he took cab corners from a Ford pick up and fit them up nicely, then made a padded panel just in case you ever used them. All the side glass is gone and looking at the doors, I’m not sure there ever was any glass – really capped off clean. Seats are out of a ’64 T-bird, dash is covered with Harley Davidson leather, and seats and door panels are covered in genuine imitation lepard skin (cloth).

The vehicle has been upgraded to four-wheel disc brakes, and the engine seems to have a slight carburetor problem, but its nothing too serious though (the seller says under his breath….), and should provide the buyer with endless hours of motoring pleasure (Ok, I can’t seem to turn off the sarcasm mode….). Oh hell, why not just go to the listing here!

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  1. dmilligan Avatar

    It's hard to comment on this vehicle, it just takes your breath away. And makes your eyes bleed and your teeth itch. You've seen it, there's no way to un-see it.

  2. CptSevere Avatar

    The Karmann Ghia has such nice, understated, classy lines that it seems like it would be hard for anybody to really screw one up. Well, pal, you've done it. You've taken a silk purse and turned it into a sow's ear, then painted it the most bilious metalflake green ever. I sure hope you're proud of yourself. I wish someone would buy this and send it straight to the crusher.

  3. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    I actually don't think I'd mind it after an interior skinning and a finectomy. Without the fins and the… whatever the lump on the bonnet is… it'd be quite interesting and not nearly so offensive to the eye, and obviously, recovering the interior with black cloth wouldn't be a huge undertaking, given how little interior there is. And even in that relatively inoffensive state, it'd still piss off the purists, and that's half the fun.

  4. Bobulated Avatar

    It's actually so hideous it's kind of cool in a total disregard for all taste kind of way. I would almost be tempted to buy it for 2-3k and bring it out to Cali where it would really annoy VW and custom purists alike.

  5. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    A jury has been assembled, a noose hung from a tree, and there are some questions that need answering NOW!
    The Karmann Ghia wasn't the best design of all time, but it was pretty sweet and well integrated. I have no idea how anyone could possible try to justify this. But they get a few style points for the metal flake and animal print.

  6. nofrillls Avatar

    aaaaahahahahahahahahahaha, aaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    Somehow, all of the anguish associated with the absurdity of being, yet not being able to explain my place in the universe has now subsided, just a little bit.

  7. Marcia L Fudge Avatar

    EPIC article 😀 I’m totally looking forward to reading more 🙂