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1966 Volkswagen Beetle VW BUG

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.

Tamiya 1966 Volkswagen Beetle VW BUG Plastic Model Car Kit 1/24 Scale #24136
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Specifications :
  • Length: 6-1/4" (15.4cm)
  • Width: 2-1/2" (6.4cm)
  • Height: 2" (5.1cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 24136
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"What a great little car!"
Coolcatmc
This model is a great car to build and is verry fun to build! It is challenging,and I recommend you to buy it.

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Features

  • Highly detailed static display model.
  • Complete engine bay detailing.
  • Accurately reproduced exterior and interior
  • Openable front hood and rear engine lid.
  • Chrome bumbers.

Specs

  • Length: 6-1/4" (15.4cm)
  • Width: 2-1/2" (6.4cm)
  • Height: 2" (5.1cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 24136

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1/24 '66 Volkswagen Beetle


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"First of Its Kind"
knightstalkr62
This is the first Tamiya kit I have assembled. The tolerance between the tight fitting pieces, as well as the design of how they fit together is outstanding. If you haven't tried a Tamiya kit yet---you should!

 
"Vw Bug"
clayzimmerman
This VW Bug is worth the money. Best kit yet I have built. Its easy an great detail in the engine. Looks great An easy assembly. If you do alot of cutting on bodies to make a custom body. This would be a great build to cut up an make an awesome low rider Bug. Overall great model.

 
"No bug in here!"
jclemente1980 (Coimbra, Portugal)
Tamiya is still one of the finest models manufacturer. It may be the car of the people, but it is well detailed, with a lot of potencial to mod. A nice little bugger!

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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