Fine Lines: Volkwagen Karmann Ghia
FineLines July 20, 2015


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Use: Media professionals demanding top-quality automotive content for their print products and/or Web sites. Professional artwork, editing.

What it is: Many of you asked if we could put our expertise to work to create a feature that covers not just classic cars, but those vehicles that have left an indelible mark on car culture. The Fine Lines series examines significant vehicle marques, their backgrounds and their contributions to the history of the automobile. All this, with real artwork.

Product specifications

  • Mac and PC page layout with accompanying text and
    art files for maximum work flexibility.
  • About 850 words: separate text file included.
  • Layout is 8×21.5 inches (newspaper), but can be
    reconfigured by your designer to fit most spaces.
  • PDF of layout included.
  • High-resolution artwork suitable for print.
  • Includes Photoshop layers file of main art.
  • Multi-platform page layout opens with either Quark
    Xpress or Adobe Indesign.
  • Fonts are not included, but we attempt to stay with
    standard system fonts. If not, just change the fonts to
    match your style.


The eventual creation of the Type 143, the Karmann Ghia’s original designation, actually required the combined talents of three companies. The car’s sensuous styling was handled by Luigi Segre, who worked for the Ghia design studio in Turin, Italy. Segre drew his inspiration from the d’Elegance concept car penned by famed Chrysler auto artiste Virgil Exner. After the final design had been cast and VW’s engineers had completed their work, Karmann took over the final assembly process, including the attachment of the Karmann and Ghia logos onto the rear deck lid.

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