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WHY DID THE CSP GHIA GOT A PROPER PAINT JOB NOT UNTIL AFTER THREE YEARS?

 

It is three years and 20 runs ago, since the CSP Ghia has been raced the first time on a quartermile. And from the beginning crew chief Peter Köhmann promised the car a proper paint job, if it runs into the eights. Well, at SCC (Scandinavian Cal Look & Classics) 2010 in Gardermoen, Norway, all added up. Ron Lummus ran an 8,855 at 156,25 mph. Peter abode by his promise and got in touch with the artists of Paintbox and Prosign, both from England.

 

The finished Ghia had show car level and reached 99 out of 100 points at the prestigious Volksworld Show (England) in March 2011. That was the highest number of points ever given to a show car at the Volksworld Show and the CSP Ghia was awarded with the "Best of Show" trophy.

Nevertheless the CSP Ghia is a race car
and will be raced again.

 
 

Lackierung

HOW CAN YOU SPEND WAY OVER 500 HOURS FOR A PAINT JOB?

 
 



It took Neil Melliard of Prosign fame and Peter Köhmann several sleepless nights, countless gallons of tea and more than one sheet of paper to develop the final design of the Ghia. The Type 34 is the most difficult Volkswagen to paint, because of its body lines - at least if you don't want to paint it in one color only. And the CSP guys wanted a multi colored paint scheme! But not the way the 70s Gasser looks like - the car has a more modern appearance. But they thought about transferring some design features into today's race world.

 

White is the basic color, traditional CSP-orange and black join in. These three colors are the only colors on the car, with a few exceptions like the Aeroquip fittings and some other small parts. The most difficult part was the integration of the typical edge into the design. This edge is interrupted just behind the B-pillar, facing upwards to the rear side window. This little piece had to be integrated and they did a pretty good job the way they did it.

 

Die Technik

WHY IS THE CSP GHIA SO FAST AND WHAT'S IN IT?

 
 

Brand: Volkswagen
Model: Karmann Ghia Type 34
Year: 1966


Driver: Ron Lummus

 

CHASSIS

  • RLR (Ron Lummus Racing) tube chassis with integrated roll cage, FIA and NHRA-approved
  • Strange Engineering suspension with A-arms
  • Strange Engineering struts
  • Strange Engineering spindles
  • Strange Engineering disc brakes up front, spindle mounts
  • Rack and pinion steering
  • RLR (Ron Lummus Racing) rear suspension with QA1 coil overs
  • CSP Race disc brakes up rear, PCD 5x205
  • RLR (Ron Lummus Racing) chromoly wheelie bars
  • Monocoque Racing Wheels 3,5x15 front
  • Monocoque Racing Wheels 7x15 rear
  • Mickey Thompson tires 4.0/22.5-15 front
  • Mickey Thompson tires 28.0/9.0-15 rear
 
 

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