Tinplate gold mine
I recently spotted this fantastic Tinplate Karmann Ghia listed on ebay with a starting bid of just 99 US cents!
Manufactured by the Japanese company Bandai in the mid 1950s, This ‘Automobiles of the world’ series tin toy Vintage Volkswagen looks to be in mint condition and includes the original box and printed product list of the other cars available in the series. I think this was quite a rare toy when it was produced especially in this great colour combination so that would make it extremely rare now I guess. I did contemplate bidding for it but it soon got way out of my league.
The winning bid, $2,369.20
At last, a 1962 Splitscreen Camper that I can afford!
With the prices that VW Splitscreen campers fetch, this may be the answer for everyone looking for a more affordable Christmas present for the VW fan in their life. You could of course just buy it for yourself!
This authentic camper van is a replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962. Every iconic feature is here! On the outside, the terrific detailing includes ‘V’ shape three-way color split at the front, rounded roof and window frames, opening ‘splittie’ safari windshield, opening doors, iconic pop-up roof with textile curtain surround, roof rack, rear side air intake vents and lots more! The detailing is equally impressive on the inside, from the authentic VW air-cooled flat four cylinder boxer engine, front cabin bench seat, gear stick, angled dashboard and iconic spherical speedometer, to custom LEGO® features like folding rear bench seat, folding dinette table, closet with mirror and even a painting!
- Features 11 windows, authentic plaid-print textile curtains and wing mirror!
- Rear door opens to reveal detailed engine!
- Interior also features rear bench seat that transforms into a bed, ‘Make LEGO Models, Not War’ T-shirt and rear shelf with plant!
- Measures 11.8″ (30cm) long and 5.5″ (14cm) high!