The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a series of three overlapping sports model lines produced in the years 1955-1975. Type 14 vehicles in 1955-1975, Type 34 in 1962-1969 and Type 145 TC in 1972-1975. They were available as a 2+2 coupe and convertible. The cars combined the floor panels and mechanicals of the Beetle with the styling of the Italian Carrozeria Ghia.

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14 was only the second Volkswagen passenger car after the Beetle. It was faster and more expensive than the Beetle, very cramped in the back despite the post-war design. It was sold as a 2-door convertible and coupe.