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1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia [Typ 14]

1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia [Typ 14] in Zodiac, Movie, 2007 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: DE — Made for: USA

1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia [Typ 14]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


garco NL

2007-07-14 14:02


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-- Last edit: 2007-07-14 14:53:06

Ray B. FR

2007-07-14 14:24


Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia

DynaMike NL

2008-03-19 21:02


Second type of rear lights: 1960+. No 'Volkswagen' or 'VW 1300' or 'VW 1500' on left of the engine lid: pre 1963. Side strips are missing.

-- Last edit: 2008-03-19 21:04:21

chicomarx BE

2011-08-21 19:10


Bit of research on Bryan Hartnell's VW...

4U2040 is the correct Oregon license plate, the real car had VIN 8641212113, described in the police report as a white 2dr coupe in "fair" condition with all tires as "poor":

Link to "www.zodiackillerfacts.com"

Crime scene pictures:

Quote They still have the door in police storage. During the filming of the Zodiac documentaries, specifically This is the Zodiac Speaking I believe, Hartnell is allowed to view the car door, still in storage four decades later.
It's apparent Hartnell's moved by the door's presence, so long after the events at LB. He tries to touch it, but the cops intercede. The writing has faded over the years, and it's wrapped in a protective plastic, but little else has changed since the day they removed it from the car.

The movie car:

Quote When special old VWs are needed for the movies KGPR/AIRHEAD PARTS gets the call. We have advised, supplied parts and/or restoration work for movies such as 'That Thing You Do" with Tom Hanks; "What Lies Beneath" with Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. We were THE go to guys for "Herbie Fully Loaded". Advising, supplying parts, restoring and finally, leading the "Herbie & Friends Cruise Across America".
Our latest involvement was with the film Zodiac. We supplied parts and installed the quater windows on the movie Ghia. The door you see below was rented to the production comany and this is how we go it back! (Kinda creepy,huh?) Below that is a photo from the evidence room of the SF police department. I was told that after filming was completed, director David Fincher donated the Ghia to the original owner Brian Hartnell who survived the Zodiac's stabbing and still lives in northern Califonia.

chicomarx BE

2011-08-21 20:22


... the VIN doesn't make any sense but it was a 1956 according to several sources.

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