1966 Volkswagen Beetle VW BUG -- Plastic Model Car Kit -- 1/24 Scale -- #24136

Tamiya 1966 Volkswagen Beetle VW BUG -- Plastic Model Car Kit -- 1/24 Scale -- #24136
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Even in this age of sophistication, the popularity of the Volkswagen "Beetle" has not diminished. The original design dates back to the 1930's when Dr. Ferdinand Porsche provided the design framework for the "People's Car."

Today, with more than 20 million units produced, the Volkswagen Beetle has become a symbol of mass-produced motorization, with no other vehicle exceeding this figure. Built upon the sturdy platform chassis is the amazingly reliable air cooled, flat-four cylinder engine. Suspension is four wheel independent for crisp handling and driving comfort. Although the onset of the Second World War greatly hindered Volkswagen's marketing opportunities, it made a superb comeback shortly following the conflict, under the skillful guidance of Heinrich Nordhoff. Throughout its production life, the Volkswagen was continuously improved to meet modern automobile standards. An enlarged powerplant displacement and better visibility are two of the notable changes that enabled the Beetle to set standards for the compact car market, decade after decade.

The 1966 Volkswagen model is regarded as the classic Beetle, one that retains the most of the original design traits, and it has become a collector's item. Even today, more than half a century later, watching a nimble street bug is still a pleasant sight to behold, and its unmistakable shape will likely delight generations to come.

Product Features
  • Highly detailed static display model.
  • Complete engine bay detailing.
  • Accurately reproduced exterior and interior
  • Openable front hood and rear engine lid.
  • Chrome bumbers.
Product Specifications
  • Length: 6-1/4" (15.4cm)
  • Width: 2-1/2" (6.4cm)
  • Height: 2" (5.1cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 24136
What's Included

1/24 '66 Volkswagen Beetle

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Very detailed and intricate assembly
By crossICEpass January 30, 2015
This was my first Tamiya plastic model I ever built. The details were very inclusive and challenging to paint and assemble, but when combined, culminated in a product that is truly a joy to show off to friends. Some of the parts on the trees were cast too thin to handle at times. But chrome details, actual pose-able steering details, and foil decals, set this apart in my mind from other brand models I've made in the past.
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Good model.
By securesix April 18, 2015
I have been modeling for over 40 years and this is the first one I have done by this manufacturer. The detail is outstanding. There are many small parts to deal with which takes a lot of patience. At times, the instruction sheet is confusing and I had some trouble matching the body to the frame assembly. Overall, a great model and I would definately recommend this to anyone.
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What a great kit
By mudder19 March 31, 2015
I haven't built a kit that has gone together as easy as this one. Flash is rare on this kit. I did a little rust and weathering on mine and it has won a couple of awards at some shows I've been to. The steering works and is a nice touch. Tamiya did great with this kit and it is one of their cheaper ones so if you haven't tried a Tamiya kit this is a great place to start.
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Product Tags
Scale : 1/24 Scale (526)
Make : Volkswagen (25)
Model : Beetle (7)
Year : 1966 (20)
Style : Car (743)
Manufacturer Comments
  • Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children ages 3 and under.
  • Care should always be taken when using tools and modeling knives.
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