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ARGENTINA SPLIT VW

Plastic construction kit with seats, engine, gas tank, wheels and chassis. The body has 18 raised air louvers under the rear window. A paper strip with “MADE IN ARGENTINA” is sometimes glued onto the car. Probably a copy of the WIKING VW constructional idea but the quality of the plastic parts are poor. Just to note: remarkably on all models known so far, the chassis is glued upside down to the body. The inside part of the chassis with the battery protruding from the chassis is visible under the car. This mistake must have been occured in the factory!

There are 2 different body variations. V1 has crisp details and consists of a thinner hard plastic. It has larger rear windows and larger front lights than V2.  Furthermore, the rear louvers beneath the split window as well as the front screens are different as well. The front screen of V1 is more curved whereas the front screen of V2 is more square. V2 furthermore has the same body details as V1, but less crisp. The plastic used on V2 is thicker than the plastic used for V1. Both bodies look very much alike, but are definitely from different molds when held side by side for comparison.

Additional Info

  • Manufacturer: ARGENTINA
  • Scale: 1:39
  • Length: 103mm
  • Production Era: 1960s
  • Country: Argentina
  • Materials: Plastic
  • Color: Blue, Turquoise, White
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