Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
10/29/13 5:47 p.m.

I couldn't find a thread searching, and it was in this month's PCA magazine:

I like this way too much.

bgkast
bgkast HalfDork
10/29/13 6:08 p.m.

what's the engine access like?

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
10/29/13 6:14 p.m.
bgkast wrote: what's the engine access like?

I suspect very Boxter-like

Nice!

Hasbro
Hasbro Dork
10/29/13 6:18 p.m.

Beautiful. It needs some custom black Fuchs with polished rims.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Dork
10/29/13 7:17 p.m.
Javelin wrote: I like this way too much.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler Dork
10/29/13 7:43 p.m.
Javelin wrote: I like this way too much.

I..... ummm..... don't.

Maroon92
Maroon92 MegaDork
10/29/13 7:54 p.m.

It was at the Hershey Porsche swap meet this year when I saw it. I didn't personally like it very much...

nicksta43
nicksta43 SuperDork
10/29/13 8:01 p.m.

The windshield rake lets it down.

vwcorvette
vwcorvette Dork
10/29/13 8:52 p.m.

Where's the "like" button?

JFX001
JFX001 UltraDork
10/29/13 8:53 p.m.

I think that I'd like to see a coupe version.

ShadowSix
ShadowSix Dork
10/29/13 9:54 p.m.
nicksta43 wrote: The windshield rake lets it down.

Exactly, from the front 3/4 view it seems OK, then you get the profile view and it kind of falls apart. And I am a big fan of the classis Karmann Ghia.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku UberDork
10/29/13 10:00 p.m.

I like it. The past few years have seen more and more of old bodies on late platforms. Most turn out poorly, but I like this.

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
10/29/13 10:21 p.m.
nicksta43 wrote: The windshield rake lets it down.

Agreed....but I bet you have a sawzall.

DaewooOfDeath
DaewooOfDeath Dork
10/30/13 3:10 a.m.

That would be a speedster if it belonged to me.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory Dork
10/30/13 5:29 a.m.

The Boxster/Ghia idea is a good one. It's what I was trying to picture (except for that windshield rake) when reading the Resto-Mod thread in the Classics forum where the talk was about a Miata/Ghia mash up.

Keep it AT LEAST rear engined if not air-cooled.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/30/13 6:33 a.m.

thing is.. if you look hard at it. It is -not- a rebodied Boxster. It is a Boxster with Ghia looking parts grafted on

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/30/13 7:02 a.m.
mad_machine wrote: thing is.. if you look hard at it. It is -not- a rebodied Boxster. It is a Boxster with Ghia looking parts grafted on

^This. It explains the rake of the windshield. This is a Boxster, not a Karmann Ghia.

alfadriver
alfadriver PowerDork
10/30/13 7:12 a.m.
Tom_Spangler wrote:
Javelin wrote: I like this way too much.

I..... ummm..... don't.

I don't either. Something is just not right in the porportions. It kind of looks like a Ghia that needs to spend a month at the Biggest Looser Ranch.

Close.

RossD
RossD PowerDork
10/30/13 7:15 a.m.

I was hoping someone put a boxster s engine in a Karmann Ghia.

I don't really car for that car.

RossD
RossD PowerDork
10/30/13 7:26 a.m.

Reminds me of these:

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson UberDork
10/30/13 8:10 a.m.

I really don't like it. I love Boxsters and Karman Ghia's, but this just doesn't work fr me. Not only is the windshield angle wrong, but the body looks too smooth, the bumpers are wrong, the wheels too big etc etc. I wish they'd kept it more stock looking. A+ for effort, D- for execution.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
10/30/13 8:14 a.m.

Change the windshield rake, black out the wheels and change the mirrors and I would like it. As it is now, not really.

neon4891
neon4891 UltimaDork
10/30/13 9:38 a.m.
RossD wrote: Reminds me of these:

I'm surprised it took 20 posts for this to come up.

It is a bit better than the T-bird, but still feels off.

That corvette could work with more original windshield/mirror/door handle/wheel. For all the body work that has gone into it, the door handles and mirrors could have easily been done, but 'm unsure of the work needed to do the windshield. Plus the most effort for the wheels would be finding the right ones.

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