This is the Siku VW 1200 that started it all. I probably had VW toys when I was growing up, but this one was the beginning of my VW collection. It was a gift, and I was told “It’s battered a bit, but not as bad as yours...” meaning my ‘62 blue Beetle (the condition of which we won’t get into here...).
It still has both the jewel headlights, most of the red goo they used to fill in the taillights, and the engine lid opens.
Battered?
Maybe, but it’s my most prized diecast, over anything else I own.