Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Custom MBx Regular Wheel Karmann

More than a "Lazy Custom" series

Back in 2006, I wrote in my blog a glimpse of my liking of a weekend warrior….
http://ekomenda.blogspot.com/2006/08/rebel-racer-weekend-warrior-everyone.html
It is this blue Karmann Ghia I sketched.


3 years after, a few weeks back….I gave it a go!
I did though revised a bit, since after that blog entry….both HW and Jada had some pretty wild concepts of Karmann coupe racer and I wouldn’t want to repeat them in this custom. Sticking to my wanting of a vintage weekend racer, but in another guise is the route I pursued. I always loved to have some Matchbox regular wheel VW’s (donations, RAOK are welcomed :) ), and this is a good excuse to make one.
From the recent MB Karmann Ghia…

Initially I wanted it to be just a lazy custom, but the original stance is too high. So a new chassis was grafted, then fitted with skinny regular wheels from a beater Siku…

To make this Karmann Speedster in one of my fav livery.



Some more views.
Showing the fabricated front lip spoiler,

tonneau cover, roll bar & twin tail pipes.

Cheers and Enjoy!
Erwin

12 comments:

Jovet's Garage said...

Mine!!! =)

I love it Erwin, great work on this speedster.

See you at the swap meet on Sunday.

komenda said...

Hello Jovet,
Wow that response was fast! Appreciate it much :-)
I'll be there on Sunday & excited to go, See you soon :-)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

wow!!! i love that gulf karman! :-)
remember that husky vw van i told you, i'll bring it on sunday, btw i have to look for it again hehe! hope to see you there Erwin!

komenda said...

Hi Mike,Thanks!
Yup I remember that one :-) I'm looking forward to seeing you in the flesh most of all. Regards!

meadows boy said...

Very cool! Love it!
cheers
David

komenda said...

Greetings David!
Glad you liked it :-)
Thanks for viewing my blog! My warmest welcome and invite for you to visit again.
Enjoy,
Erwin

danielh said...

nice custom karmann speedster!! you tranforms the standard car to this racing spec and i really likes it!!
good custom, and very neat job!!
two thumbs up!

komenda said...

Hi Danielh!
Appreciate your comments, and so happy to share this one with you :-)
Cheers!

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Anonymous said...

good points and the details are more precise than somewhere else, thanks.

- Murk

Gaucho Man said...

superb karmann!
i love the style of cabrio coupes switched into racing barchettas by covering the passenger seat.
the new look fits just into the vintage look of the little karmann.
suggestion to try on another karmann: take of the windscreen but keep racing decoration and seat cover.

komenda said...

Thanks Gaucho!
The theme is vintage racing and is a favorite.
Thanks for the nice suggestion too :-)
Mucho Gracias!
Erwin