Autoart's model features opening doors, hood and trunk, so you can see the simple engine (with belt and hoses), plus the bolt-on chrome bumpers front and rear. There are tiny running boards with chrome trim along the sides, plus the plain chrome hubcaps with a stamped VW logo at their center.
A fine glossy black finish, along with good detailing such as chrome trim around all the windows, an accent side modeling and hood trim with VW logo, and chrome handles on the trunk and hood, makes this a sharp collectible.
Autoart does a nice job with the realistic-looking head and taillights too, along with the thin twin exhausts at the rear.
Autoart executes the gray-and-black interior well. This, too, is simple with a glossy off-white wheel and tall shifter lever and knob. The simple dash has a lone round speedometer, and the seat belts —
well, there weren't any in 1955. There is a back seat though.
Under the front hood, which is hinged properly as in the 1:1 car, is a spare tire. Again, nothing fancy, just reflecting the simplicity of this iconic car.
Considering that most of the original Beetles in this country have rusted, rotted or fallen into disuse, Boomers and VW lovers will be excited for such a finely detailed model to highlight in their collections. Although Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Corvettes are popular among collectors, don't underestimate the power of mass appeal that the Bug had, and has!Vital StatsProduct:
1955 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 (black)Maker:
4.5 stars out of 5
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