Sweet Longhorn Karmann Ghia in Austin, Texas

Written by Ken Altes

When I was 14, my sister’s boyfriend asked to swap my Honda S90 for his 1950s black Karmann Ghia for a few hours.  Yes, of course!  I drove that VW around for a while until it was low on gasoline.  I had no idea that the gas filler was under the front hood — it was pretty obvious that I was too young to be out alone in any car but I knew that the attendant wasn’t going to blow my cover!  (I never asked why the boyfriend wanted my bike that afternoon – was he undercover, too?)

I got these pics at Auditorium Shores and Lady Bird Lake.

Karmann Ghia at Lady Bird Lake, in Austin TX Karmann Ghia at Lady Bird Lake, Austin

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