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It was recently discovered that a German Zeppelin Airship (ZEP) had crashed into this vintage era ARNOLD Split Window VW Sedan !! Oh My !! . . . What are the chances ?? The windshield with frame and most of the roof section of the ARNOLD VW was destroyed. So, with that said, it was decided to send this vintage ARNOLD Split VW through the Restor-Version Shop (Arizona & Florida) to “come back to life” as a 1950 era Karmann Karosserie GmbH Cabriolet Volkswagen “official” company car !!

I (Samba – Hacksaw-BoB) contacted my long time VW hobby friend GreG Carr (Samba – Blue Baron), Florida, to help with the detailed plastic repair work as he is most talented in this area of repair. I personally prefer working on the metal side of the Vintage VW toy repairs. A damaged donor MAISTO VW Cabrio was also used to supply the windshield & frame section and also the plastic folded down cabrio top as well. After GreG completed the amazing plastic body repairs, primered and to a point of being final paint and decal ready, the body was shipped to me for the final process and assembly. I chose the theme of a brown and ivory paint scheme because of the colors used in the 1950s era Karmann Karosserie advertisement.  Please have a look at the awesome set of photos to see the start to finish process !! . . . . BTW, just to mention, the Zeppelin Airship survived with no damage and is still flying !!

Additional Info

  • Manufacturer: ARNOLD
  • Scale: 1/19
  • Length: 215mm
  • Production Era: 1950s
  • Country: Germany
  • Materials: Plastic Body, Metal Chassis
  • Color: Brown/Ivory Karmann Karoserrie Theme
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