Brazil celebrates the beautiful Karmann


More than 20 Karmann-Ghias from across Brazil amassed in Pocos de Caldas on 5 May to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary.

The meet was organised by the Karmann Ghia Clube de Belo and attracted around 100 fans from five states bringing with them every type of Ghia ever produced, including the Type 14 coupé and convertible, the TC and the German Type 34.

Participants then travelled to the nearby Hotel Fazenda Pocos de Caldas for lunch and an evening awards ceremony that paid tribute to the cars and the people who preserve them.

On the night, Best in Show was awarded to president of the Karmann Ghia Clube de Sao Paulo, Henrique Erwenne, for his yellow-and-black 1964 coupé, Best Coupé went to Silvino and Diva Guidorizzi for their 1970 white pearl example and a pelican red Ghia owned by Tulio e Rosana Veloso picked up Best Convertible.

Of more than 485,000 Ghias produced approximately 41,600 were built in Brazil – the only country to produce them outside of Germany. The car was so popular that a South American specific model was spawned – the Type 14-based TC.




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Levindo Santos

Karmann Ghia Clube de Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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