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Rob Scott pulled his 1965 Karmann Ghia out of a scrapyard and made various changes to enhance the vehicle' capabilities in autocross events. Rob also enters the Ghia into road rallies in the UK.

The changes made are as follows:

1965 RHD shell

4-inch narrowed and adjustable front suspension (to fit wider offset wheels for more steering lock)

Spax adjustable dampers up front

KYB heavy duty VW camper rear shocks

Adjustable rear spring plates, with modified drop stops to stop rear tuck in

Late Beetle front disks and 2 pot calipers

Late Beetle rear drums and Porsche internals, modified to fit early short axles

Front beam strengtheners and skidplate, VW army-spec skidplate mounts

Fibreglass bonnet (hood)

Fibreglass engine lid (deck lid)

Early 1300 low ratio gearbox with short axles, solid mounted and strapped

Stage 2 clutch pressure plate and 4 puck solid disk

Hydraulic handbrake

Front electronic line-lock

Short-shift gearstick

Modified and strengthened late trackrods

2.0L 8v Golf GTi engine on injection (replacing the earlier 1600cc standard engine with twin Solex 40 carburettors)

Lightened T25 flywheel

5mm mudflaps

Mazda MX5 after-market arch spats on the rear

Silverstone 505 and 55 gravel tyres on Weller 4x130 14-inch wheels

More pictures of the build (and re-builds) can be found on Rob's Facebook page here