I was dismayed by the poor quality and engineering flaws (or lack of engineering) in the design of this kit. I have seen a lot of resin cast bodies and parts with far less flash. This kit has major fitment issues, main one being the engine/transaxle mounting in the correct position inside the engine bay. The custom wheels are nice, but designed to be used only in the wide body Race version.
This kit requires a lot of outside the box thinking to be built up into a decent looking shelf model. If you love early water cooled VWs and like a challenge, this kit will test your patience but with careful, thoughtful problem solving it can look decent in a collection.
I know its very old tooling and design. However, it seems the engineers didnt even try after they came up with the decent looking body shape.
Definitely not a kit for beginners.