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Volkswagen 1500 - 144


This is a model of one of the many attempts the boys back in Wolfsburg had to find a replacement for the Beetle. It is still a Beetle underneath, but without the charm. They even made it in an estate version, a rear engined estate car seems such a mad idea these days but it was not alone, there were others I'm sure. Intriguing that VW were trying to replace the Beetle back in 1962 and only succeeded when the Golf came along in 1974.

This is an early try by Dinky at opening bits and interior detail, they once again fail to get the shut lines right, That bonnet really does not fit properly at all. None the less it is an attractive little car, mine has the wrong size tyres though, it needs smaller ones.


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