There it was, on a parking place at my work: a white Karmann Ghia coupé. One of the employees of a company in our office building was the happy driver of this car. The car had its well-known weak points (some rust on known parts of the car).
Getting more and more interested, I searched the internet and some literature. Something became clear: i had to drive such a car one day!
On the Internet, I ran into an ad of a '71 Karmann Ghia convertible. A late model, German car. The car was nice; it was a car for restoration. I used to sniff around in the garage of my father, but restoring a car is something different.
I wanted to see the car. There he was, in a barn behind a garage. The car was in a bad shape. It would take a large effort in restoring the car in it's original state.
I took some photographs and I went to my father, which technical background could force a decision. His first reaction: 'Don't do this, but a nice car it is...'.
After asking him once more, my father also took a look at the car, but after taking a handful of rust from the fenders, he said: 'don't do it, years of work.
The Karmann Ghia stole my heart. I kept on looking for a nice car. After some searching on the internet, I found a convertible in Belgium. The pictures of the car showed an even worse state than the fist car I encountered. I asked for the price. It was the double of the car i fist encountered, and at the first looks it was in a terrible state.
After visiting a company in Hengelo, in the east of the Netherlands, I realized that the car which I first found wasn't that bad after all.
We talked about the price and there was the deal! I bought my Karmann Ghia Convertible...
I'm sorry, there are no photographs of the transport.