Scott brought us this 1971 Cabriolet for a complete restoration. He had inherited this car from his late aunt, and it had been outdoors in the Oregon weather for many years. Our wet climate and woodland animals like to prove that cars are essentially biodegradable over a long enough timeline, and this one was no exception. The entire rear luggage area had been rotted out. The Ghia also had been in a front collision and a front clip replaced, then hit again and poor collision repair done on the replacement clip. So, there was an extreme amount of metal work performed on this car. We dipped it first and Mike spent many hours replacing all the rotted and damaged metal. This Karmann Ghia, more than any other car we've ever worked on shows the level of expertise of HoG when it comes to repairing Karmann Ghia bodies.
Next up: top and interior.