As I began to walk past this 1972 Karmann Ghia, I thought I heard, “Hey! Over here!” Eye candy doesn’t always have to come in vivid, eye-arresting colors, but it helps!
There’s no way anyone could’ve walked by this German beauty without at least a glance, or in my case a jaw-dropping stare.
I hadn’t seen one of these spunky little sport cars in years. As a kid, I remember a neighbor having one – his driveway was always full of the latest car models, especially convertibles. Since the drop-top production run (1957-1974) of this Volkswagen ended nearly 40 years ago, it was amazing to see such a pristine example.
The Karmann Ghia was a Beetle underneath with a shapely skin styled by Italian automotive engineer Luigi Segre. The buyer of this new vehicle was treated to a product that took a bit more time and effort to build, and it showed – especially in the steeper sticker price.
As I was busily snapping photos of this beauty on a Boston street, a man asked me, “Is it yours, or are you just an enthusiast?” "Sadly, the latter," I told him.
I guess there was no way to hide my genuine enthusiasm (not that I was trying). After all, I was under the powerful spell of Eye Candy!
Weekend Eye Candy!
Words: Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2013 Ed Cherubino
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