This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
Additional details for the Volkswagen Beetle Type 1
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Hasegawa in 1/24 scale with reference 21203 (also listed as 4967834211032 and CR-36).
- Raced in 1967.
- Includes plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 202 mm x 351 mm x 67 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 312 g.
- Box barcode 4967834211032 (GTIN/EAN)
- Featured in newsletter 502.
A few years before the start of World War II, the government asked Ferdinand Porsche to design a car that all Germans could afford. The concept was called "Kraft Durch Freude Wagen", giving rise to the mythical Volkswagen "Beetle", the name by which we know it today. Ferdinand Porsche finished the design in the year 1934 and the first limited production started in the year 1938.
The KDF vehicle had a clever and simple design that should guarantee a totally reliable car, as it ultimately was. The sheet steel body was installed on a chassis equipped with torsion bar suspension on both axles. The air-cooled four-cylinder boxer engine was installed at the rear of the car, and the trunk at the front.
After World War II ended, production resumed in Wolfsburg, Germany, and soon the Volkswagen was sold all over the world. People nicknamed the car "Beetle" because of its appearance. The car evolved over the years, and mechanically it was improved by leaps and bounds, passing the initial 1,131 cc engines. up to 1,584 cc. of the latest versions manufactured in Europe.
In total, more than 20 million Volkswagen Beetles have been produced since its launch in 1938, which is a world record in automobile production.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.