• I was all over this until I saw that it was an Auto-stick. For those who have never driven one, let's just say they're a little 'touchy". As in, you touch the stick and it figures you're going to shift so it engages the clutch.

    • My best friend in high school had a Bug with auto stick. OK at first, but then my knee started nudging the car into neutral more and more often. We finally figured it out when I went from 5'-9" to like 6'-2" over the summer after 11th grade.

      Alas, I could probably fit a lot better now. You know how it is, eh H?

  • Always loved these cars. Mom had one of these in pearl white when we were living in Cali and I was only a few years old in the early 70's. Still some slick lines after all these years. I think they look good both restored and, dare I say, in retromod form… sometimes.

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    Whenever I see this car I think if the movie Gattica for some reason…

    • @JG 750 – Nice selection of photos. Thanks for posting those.

      Karmann Ghias look so much better to me now than they did back in the day. I would be much happier to drive a well turned out KG than any Porsche 356. Not to mention that you could run rings around the 356 for a very reasonable budget. And no "purists" would be ragging on you.

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      As much as I dig the 356, you nailed it with no "purists" would be ragging on you. 😀

  • I had a friend who had a few VeeWees he then bought a used autostick Bug i knew those had a bad reputation ala Joan Jett so i was shocked he bought it. Did not take long before he took it to a local VW shop and had it changed to a stick that had problems also after the poorly done conversion.

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