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1967 Volkswagen Classic Beetle

1967 Volkswagen Classic Beetle

Vehicle & Model Description

Volkswagen Beetle Type 1

1964–1965 Volkswagen Beetle
Also called
Volkswagen Type 1, Super Beetle, "el auto del pueblo", "vocho", Käfer, Garbus, Fusca, Carocha, Coccinelle, Volkswagen 1200/1300/1302/1303/1500, Vosvos
1938–2003: 21,529,464 built
15,444,858 in Germany
of which 330,251 Cabriolets[1]
3,350,000 in Brazil
Ferdinand Porsche
Body and chassis
Compact car, economy car
Body style
2-door saloon
2-door convertible
Rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout
Volkswagen Type 2
Porsche 356
1100 cc H4 (Petrol)
1200 cc H4 (Petrol)
1300 cc H4 (Petrol)
1500 cc H4 (Petrol)
1600 cc H4 (Petrol/Ethanol)
4-speed manual transaxle
4-speed semi-automatic; Saxomat(from 1961)
3-speed semi-automatic; Autostick(1967–1976)

2,400 mm (94.5 in)
4,079 mm (160.6 in)
1,539 mm (60.6 in)
Curb weight
800–840 kg (1,760–1,850 lb)[6]
Volkswagen Golf Mk1
Volkswagen New Beetle

(Review of the model Robin Finlay)

We have a lovely red 1:18 scale die-cast metal with plastic parts of one of the largest selling and produced vehicles on the planet. I would say without a doubt, one of the most recognized vehicles ever produced. This is a very well designed and made model of this vehicle. The body is absolutely flawless with the paintwork with absolutely no craving and no bubbles that some models come out with. The colour, beautiful red that makes this model stand out Being a 2-door sedan, both the doors open well, however I would prefer that they could open more to give a better view of the interior. At the sametime, it includes a rather small boot area, but displays the spare tyre perfectly. The engine cover at the rear also opens well and gives one a perfect view of the engine. The fit is quite good with solid opening and closing of these parts. Both headlights and rear lights are positioned well and that includes the turn indicator. The chrome bumper bars are well made and are solid to the touch, as well as small parts like the engine cover opening button.
The decals and emblems are positioned well with a chrome strip down the middle of the boot as well as the ceconisable wheel cover with the VW brand in the centre. As this was built as a low cost car that most people could afford at the time, the interior shows this spartan look that everyone knew.
The seats give that look we knew as vinyl that most low cost budget cars used. May not be so great on a hot stick day, but at least most people were able to travel more than they used to. The dash was very low cost and low key in what functions it performed. Instrumentation basic. Speedometer With maybe an amp metre to see if it was recharging the battery. I am quite sure it also had a petrol gauge, though when they first came out, it was not included.the gearshift and handbrake feature as well as the pedal controls.

The engine bonnet open well and gives a reasonable look at that famous air-cooled motor. The engine detail is quite surprising quite detailed aluminium coloured block with that gey look, gives authenticity to the motor.Underneath, we see even see more detail of that engine with its unique exhaust system.

What we have here is a model that has been well designed and turned into an excellent display model. There is not really much that you could say that diminishes this vehicle. Overall its very collectable, colour is right with genuinely good visual effects. I give it a 4.5/5.0. Robin Finlay 19/09/2022.

Project Manager

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