What’s up with the Gulf Oil livery? Everyone talks about them when they pop up here and there specially die cast specific releases. One of the popular ones is the Hot Wheels premium Porsche 993 GT2 that was targeted for RLC members. On my 118th post I present the car that is not from Hot Wheels nor a Porsche but a Gulf Oil none the less.
Found this Beetle hanging on a peg in a toysRus overseas. An underdog looking race car, this was part of the V-dub series 4 Gulf Oil Volkswagen Beetle from Greenlight.
Of course most of us are by now aware of the Mechanic’s Corner dioramas also by Greenlight and I had previously reviewed one with the Texaco livery.
Greenlight also release a Gulf vintage gas station and what better way to compliment the beetle..... or is it the other way around?
The gas station structure is identical to the Texaco one and this is how it came out of the box. It included a removable roof and wall which you need to assemble.
This time I decided to focus more on the convenience store.
This is how it looks fully assembled. While most of it is plastic, the roof and garage doors are metals. Yes I know, it looks incomplete as the garage part did not come with a roof and wondered why Greenlight did not just provide a separate one.
Oh yeah I forgot about the beetle. Greenlight did a nice job with the Gulf livery on the beetle but it did not come with any opening parts. What makes it a premium compared to their Motor World brand is the metal chassis.