Chad’s 1970 Karmann Ghia

In spring of 2012, while I was in the process of finishing up my 72 convertible Karmann Ghia project, I decided to take on another project for my son Chad. He had recently been diagnosed with NF2 (Neurofibromatosis Type 2), had recently had his first brain surgery, and had some rough days ahead. He had always loved my first Ghia, a 1967, and it’s British Racing Green paint color. I started my search, and within a few days, I found a potential car in Seattle. I drove there, checked it out, and settled on a price of $1600.


Over the next month and a half, I worked on the 70 Ghia for my son at the same time as finishing up my 72 vert.


Prepping the body…


Cleaned up and painted the pans….


Replaced the transmission….


Cleaned up the interior….


Just about ready for paint….




Chad admiring his freshly painted car….


Chad’s finished 1970 Karmann Ghia. He loved this car!


Chad’s inspiration for the look and color of his car was my 67 Ghia that I sold in 2001.



In loving honor of Chad Ryan Meldrum  1989 – 2016


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I fell in love with air-cooled Volkswagens over 30 years ago. I want to keep the love and passion for vintage VW's alive and share my stories with others.
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