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Karmann Ghia by Luigi Segre

Karmann Ghia designed by Luigi Segre in 1952

The Karmann Ghia derived its name from its two creators: German coach builder Karmann and Italian Carrozzeria Ghia.  The Karmann Ghia was designed by Luigi Segre; head of the Italian Carrozzeria Ghia and featured a hand-built bodywork by German coach-builder Karmann. The Karmann Ghia debuted at the October 1953 Paris Auto Show as a styling concept. It was marketed by Volkswagen from 1955 to 1974 combining the chassis and mechanicals of the VW Beetle. Its iconic streamlined styling more than made up for its lack of power.  The Karmann Ghia remains one of the world's most beautifully designed products.

Image Credits: Karmann Ghia Club Brasil