Interesting to see it has a British numberplate for 1965, the same year as my first Beetle! This looks brilliant we still see a few here in the UK, but mainly the saloon version, a friend of ours races the saloon version in a national and european cup series. Well done really authentic!
Your lucky that older cars are abundant and cheap in the USA. Here in the UK there are such stringent laws about the condition of any road transport vehicles. Rust was the biggest problem a few years ago, that's why we've had MOT tests for so long and you have to have a new one each year, except where you have a brand new car and have 3 years without a test. Chassis, body, brakes (pads, disks,pipes,fluid, master and slave cylinders) ,steering, tyres, windscreen, wipers, rear view mirrors just to name but a few. You can even go into an MOT(Ministry of Transport) Test Centre and if your car fails, you get a red ticket and you're not allowed to drive it away, you have to get a tow truck!
Wow jb! You've built one as well. I must get one! So you reckon it's nearer 1/20 then? Having had a few Mini's (The first a Countryman with wood sides) it's definitely a mini motor, I will change mine for a VW!
Your dead right Bob boring is really bad and it hurts the imaginary juices! As per my previous post with the McLaren MP4-12 converting it to a road car and using camo decals ,I painted this one instead. Did you notice that I used the smaller rear wheel covers on the front?
Super build, but as an aircooled nut I'd change the motor for a VW and if the interior is flocked isn't that difficult to sweep the sand out? I love the kit to go with my manx builds but we can't get it here in the UK! Unless I import it but that costs $27 shipping plus the kit!