Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

I purloined this one from R32Rennsport’s collection in a trade awhile back. Fun fact: R32 is an aircooled dork, and has had two beautiful Bugs. In any case, here is your basic VW “Käfer” from High Speed.

This looks to be a 1966 or so based on the engine cover and headlights, but there are some weird little quirks. The front horn grilles are painted orange as if they’re signals, the taillight bezels are painted silver, and there are no vent windows, for starters.

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The doors open, unusual for a 1:43. Unfortunately the hinges are awful, the gaps are horrendous, and it’s likely the reason for the lack of vent windows, so I’d rather they didn’t. Real German Beetles, for as simple and mass-produced as they are, had excellent fit & finish. It’s rarely duplicated in the half-assed restorations so many receive. We had a somewhat forlorn ‘71 in the shop, so I thought they’d make a good pair.

I do love me some Beetle, it’s rather surprising I haven’t had one yet.

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