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Old 11-08-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Porsche Customizer Puts a 1972 Kharmann Ghia Body on a Boxster S

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SEMA wrapped last week and we're still sorting through all the pictures that came our way from friends, readers and sponsors. One of the more interesting shots came from frequent contributor Roger Garbow. The picture below was taken outside the Las Vegas Convention Center and shows what appears to be a spectacularly restored and updated 1972 Kharmann Ghia. However, after a closer inspection it's apparent that this Kharmann Ghia is more than it seems.



Porsche restorer, customizer and mechanic Tony Miller of Translog in York, Pennsylvania was commission by a customer to create this one off Porsche-Kharmann compilation. Using a 2001 Boxster S for the chassis and drive-train, Miller widened and customized the body of a '72 Kharmann Ghia to fit the Boxster's frame. Almost every body piece was replaced during the process. According to Miller, "the only exterior sheet metal we retained from the Boxster was the tonneau cover in the rear and the rocker panels which are integrated in the rear quarter panels and Ghia fenders."





While the drive train of the Boxster S remains mostly stock, Miller did swap out the exhaust for one from Fabspeed and the suspension was upgraded with H&R springs. When we asked about how the change in body work and aerodynamics affected the driveability we were surprised to find out they didn't yet know. The car looks so good in the picture above we just assumed it was running. However, Tony tells us it's still a rolling chassis at this point as there is still some mechanical work needed to get the Boxster radiators and condensers modified to fit in the shorter Kharmann Ghia body. He expects things to be completed by the end of the year and we should have an update for you then.

There's not yet a ton of additional information on this customized Boxster/Kharmann Ghia on Tony's site, but there are a few more pictures and contact details if you are interested in doing something similar to this yourself. Let us know if you do, we want to write about it!
http://993c4s.com/cars/porsche-boxst...-body-boxster/
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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OMG. WANT!!!

That's a fantastic concept/idea. Kudos to the artist.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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That works much better than I'd have expected. I think I'd go with a slightly smaller wheel/higher profile tire combo but that always can be adjusted.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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Yeah, needs the all chrome dome hubcaps.

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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OMG. WANT!!!

That's a fantastic concept/idea. Kudos to the artist.

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Ditto. Always loved the old Kharmann Ghia look, and combined with modern Porsche guts, well...
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #6
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That thing is sweet! Im in line next to get one! once I have money for a new car haha
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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I cannot believe how well that turned out! WOW
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #8
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That's pretty awesome. I would definitely rock it with some new wheels.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #9
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Yeah, needs the all chrome dome hubcaps.

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The perfect wheels for this car would be the aluminum replicas of 904 steel/aluminum wheels made by Alex Bivens. He also makes Rudge knockoff wheel replicas. Both are favored by the 356 outlaw crowd.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #10
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had one same red VW in college, That is a very small car inside so not sure how he made the fit. Must have shortened and narrowed the Boxter.

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #11
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had one same red in college, That is a very small car inside so not sure how he made the fit. Must have shortened and narrows the boxter.
Judging by the welds, it looks like they widened the ghia body.

They should have gone with pink...

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