VEHICLE COVERED: 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
WHAT WENT WRONG: The engine stalled just after filling up at a gas station. The owner unsuccessfully attempted to start the engine several times, then checked under the hood of the rear-engined car. Smoke and flames suddenly billowed out, and it was already too late to stop the fire that heavily damaged his engine and hood.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2010/04/15/rear-engine-fire-in-a-ghia-too-late-to-stop