1968 VW Beetle Type 1

This is the 1/24 Scale '68 Volkswagen Beetle Plastic Model Kit from the California Wheels Series by Revell. Suitable for Ages 10 & Up.:

Revell-Monogram 1968 VW Beetle Type 1 Plastic Model Car Kit 1/24 Scale #854192
 Revell-Monogram # rmx854192
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Revell-Monogram Item # rmx854192
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/24:
  • Length: 6-3/4 (171.45mm):
  • Width: 2-1/2 (63.5mm):
  • Height: 2-5/16 (53.73mm):
  • Skill level: 2:
  • Parts: 125:
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"Outstanding quality kit."
What a great kit! My only complaints are that this is not a '68. It appears to be a '67 with bumpers/windshield wipers from a custom or California style beetle repurposed. I wanted to build mine like the mystery Beetle from the movie Bullitt. I was extremely impressed by the engineering of this kit and by the detail of the interior and motor.

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  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in white and clear.:
  • Chrome plates parts and soft black tires.:
  • Detailed 1500 cc rear mounted engine with opening hood.:
  • Positional front wheels.:
  • Optional right or left hand driving positions.:
  • Waterslide decals.:
  • Illustrated instructions.:


  • Scale: 1/24:
  • Length: 6-3/4 (171.45mm):
  • Width: 2-1/2 (63.5mm):
  • Height: 2-5/16 (53.73mm):
  • Skill level: 2:
  • Parts: 125:


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"Super nice kit!"
kshoopman (Chiefs Kingdom)
I have built the Tamiya Beetle and this Revell kit and in my opinion this is the superior of the two kits. Great detail and this is the only model I've built with a separate headliner and even grab handles and the VW flower vase on the dash. There are 21 pieces alone for the engine. There was zero flash and parts fit was excellent but I did have problems with the decals. My Walthers solvaset melted one of the chrome side molding decals but that would be on me for not testing on a unused decal. However the other five side molding decals simply did not adhere and fell off the body.

"Great detail, fun kit, disappointing decals"
Smckinley94 (Arizona)
Have had a lot of fun building this kit, fit is great detail is awesome - particularly the engine and interior. There is also some great opportunity to modify. My complaint is with the decals set, the kit is designed to have the white walls applied by decal and they simply never adhered to the rubber tires, when I tried to apply a thin layer of acrylic matte over the top the decal disintegrated. I thought this was just because of the tires but none of the decals ever set. Clearly the decals don't make or break the finished product, but would have been nice to actually have the white wall option.

"Outstanding Replication"
Bill Z. (Hermitage, PA)
This Revell model is designed and molded in the Country of Poland. I have just under 100 completed models in my hobby collection, and this is absolutely the best designed and molded model I have ever assembled. Each and every part fit without even the slightest pressure or modification. The detail is quite astounding. 47 years ago, I purchased a new 1969 VW Beetle the same color as the model I just completed. The details of this model are so close to the actual automobile, it makes you think you are looking at a real miniature version done by some weird act of Science. This is the only model I have constructed that has an actual headliner that is installed, and grab straps that hang over the door entries. If you decide to purchase this kit from Hobbylinc, and take your time, you will be totally pleased with what you have accomplished!


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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