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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.
We bring you the second vehicle produced by Legrand in 1/8 scale, the Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio 1303. The weight of the finished model is 5 kg, it is made of die-cast metal
and it comes already painted
. It includes more than 500 pieces
made of different materials such as metal, rubber, textiles and high-quality plastic. Both steering and suspension are fully functional, as well as the doors and hoods. The measurements once assembled are: 520 x 200 x 205 cm.
Additional details for the Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio 1303
car scale model kit:
- Manufactured by Legrand in 1/8 scale with reference LE101.
- Includes metal parts, plastic parts, other materials and assembly instructions.
- Edition limited to 500 units.
- Package measures 710 mm x 520 mm x 230 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 9100 g.
- Featured in newsletter 495.
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.
The first version of the Volkswagen Beetle convertible appeared in 1948. With four seats, it was built by coachbuilder Karmann in the German town of Osnabrück. Between 1949 and 1980, a total of 330.281 Volkswagen Beetle convertibles were produced, 18.511 of which were version 1303. On January 18, 1980, the last Beetle convertible rolled off the Karmann production line in Osnabrück, Germany.
The engine fitted was the four-cylinder boxer, air-cooled, with 1.584 cm³ and 60 HP, with a 4-speed manual gearbox. The maximum speed it reached was 130 km/h, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 20 seconds.
There was another variant of the convertible Volkswagen Beetle, manufactured between 1949 and 1953 by Hebmüller in Germany, although in this case the space for passengers was reduced to two seats. Only 696 units of this model were made.
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.