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Revell 1/24 1968 VW Beetle Hardtop Car (RVL7083)

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Revell 1/24 1968 VW Beetle Hardtop Car (RVL7083)

$ 27.99

VW Beetle 'Limousine' 1968 1:24 Revell model kit. 002.JPG The original VW Beetle is recognised the world over, it’s massive production run started in 1938 in Germany with the foundation of a ‘car for the people’ coming from Adolf Hitler. The Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche using a rear mounted flat 4 air cooled engine, production continued during the war years mainly as a military vehicle and also as a car for the Nazi elite. Following the end of the war the factory was passed in the care of the British Army and Major Ivan Hirst, who oversaw the restart of production by re-building the factory and machinery. Production in Germany ceased only to see the classic Beetle production moved to Mexico where its production continued at the VW Puebla Mexico plant until 2003. Over its 65 year production run over 21 million had been made any many continue to be seen on the roads with the Beetle being popular as a standard classic car or as a base car in a massive custom scene.

Revell have released a 1968 year model Beetle in 1:24. The ’68 model had the option of a bigger 1.5l air-cooled flat 4 engine, and the electrical system was up rated to 12 volts, from 6 volts meaning some changes in the electrical and charging systems. Other new features included a passenger side wing mirror, twin speed wipers, and a reversing light!

The kit comes in the standard flimsy Revell box and mine took a battering from the carrier that resulted in some damage to the Beetles body shell. All the sprues came in bags with the chrome and clear packaged separately to save damage to these parts.

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