It takes the lot of skill and care to completely restore the classic car, but to ...
It takes the lot of skill and care to completely restore the classic car, but to Matt Jacobson, all that work robs the cars of their character. Well, he loves the smells, sounds, and feelings that come with driving the car that’s still in its original condition. One of his favorites is his Volkswagen Type 34.
Based on the Type 3 platform, it was significantly longer than the original Karmann Ghia. As the result, it was much more comfortable and spacious.
And unlike the original Ghia, the Type 34’s used the sharply creased design language that led to it being called the razor” or razor-edged Ghia.
Matt Jacobson says he fell in love with the look of the Type 34, especially a BMW 2002-like taillights and Mercedes 300SL-esque roofline. But finding one to buy proved to be quite the challenge.
They are not nearly as popular as original Karmann Ghias, and a lot of them have been heavily modified. As luck would have it, though, the friend happened to have an unrestored Type 34, Jacobson was eventually able to talk him into selling it.
It’s not the car that’s going to appeal to everyone, but for Matt Jacobson, it’s his dream car. And that’s all that really matters.
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