Sun Star 1 12 1949 Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio Diecast Zone — Volkswagen Kaefer Cabrio

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Sun Star 1:12 1949 Beetle Cabrio

Few automobiles are as or iconic as the Volkswagen Kдfer or This was Ferdinand Porsche’s to the 1933 Nazi Party to develop a low cost People’s Car for working class. By 1937, the design was slated for production in a built in Wolfsburg. The war however production almost before it had and the Beetle was morphed into a weight military transporter as the Kьbelwagen. After the war, the factory, under British was given their first to produce 20,000 Beetles. 20,000,000 of these cars be produced.

Sun Star has produced a replica of the earliest cabriolet of the Beetle in 1/12 scale of over 400 individual parts. To my this is Sun Star’s most and successful replica to date. fixed to a styrofoam clamshell, the comes with all the accessories of the including hubcaps (magnetically a comprehensive tool kit that within the spare wheel, and a and lug wrench set for removing the wheels. is a booklet that tells the and the features of the Beetle illustrated old file photos and illustrations the original promotional booklet.

Operating features on this abound so it is wise to read the manual before unpacking the The latches, handles, window all work identical to the original. The lever is moveable, the trafficators can be the articulated seat position on tracks and the side mirror is (if your garage space is These features as well as all the systems seem robust and but it is important to know their of motion and the proper way to actuate The most impressive and ambitious would have to be the operating tightly woven black with stitched in ecru is expertly mounted on the complex frame. The compressible rear is a dead scale ringer for flexible plastic used in period. The model comes in the top position. Make note of the position of all the articulated joints posing in the top up position so

you’ll have an easy retracting it and replacing the cloth cover. With just a bit of you’ll be able to appreciate how exact the frame mechanism is.

Volkswagen Kaefer Cabrio

Overall, the fit and finish is first The shutlines may be tighter than on the vehicle. The chromework is rich and and the many parts and components devoid of sprue points and flash which shows care and thought from the process to the assembly and finishing. The is smooth and devoid of inclusions or peel with exact separation. The lights are all competently The sealed beam headlamps lens, reflector and bulb. the lens on the barely visible plate illuminator is embossed. If I one suggestion for improvement on the exterior, it be to either use a more pliant for the tires or perhaps a pneumatic to give those tires a realistic footprint.

The drivetrain and chassis show build quality. The functioning has the proper firmness to maintain ride height and yet have a feel and travel when The engine opens and slides to reveal the little air-cooled OHV 4 engine which is all plumbed and with separate flexible and metal fuel lines to the carburetor. The spartan interior has all the functioning features plus floor and storage area is accessed by removing the arm bolsters and the bench seatback forward. The within chromed bezels are and the textured upholstery and door delicate contrasting piping

The biggest surprise here is the $150 pricepoint. You could ask for more bang for the buck this. I’m sure not alone in saying that I to be very picky on what scale models I choose to buy display space coming at a I feel I made a good here choosing an iconic You cannot imagine what an presence this little Bug can in your display. What’s also is the effect it has on non-car It seems everyone loves a (not so) little Beetle.


Volkswagen Kaefer Cabrio
Volkswagen Kaefer Cabrio
Volkswagen Kaefer Cabrio

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