5204    1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE SALOON

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Avail Date : 2010
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Scale : 1:12
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Color : Gold  
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Barcode : 657440052047
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N.W. 6.2 KGS
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G.W. 11.9 KGS
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Per CTN : 4 PCS
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Carton CBM : 0.078
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*Limited Edition 1000pcs

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 1955 Volkswagen Käfer saloon ˇV Gold    ˇ§The One Millionth Volkswagenˇ¨

Heinz Nordhoff who had taken over from Major Ivan Hirst as head of Volkswagen in 1948 and had led its expansion into the Hebüller and Karmann cabriolets and later into the Type 2 Transporter/Kombi. On 5th August 1955, he marked the production of the 1 millionth Volkswagen with a Press Conference and party at the factory. The star of the show was a  1955 Export saloon in metallic gold, decorated with sparkling cut-glass ˇ§jewelsˇ¨.

This vehicle featured the new 1200cc engine. Internally, it had  revised door and interior panels, a steering wheel with a smaller hub and new easy-grip rim and a cranked gear lever. Externally, it had the revised brake tail light and reflector units, chromed twin exhaust pipes whilst in the luggage compartment, the shape of the fuel tank had been modified to increase the space for luggage from 70 to 85 litres and the brake fluid reservoir had been moved to the front, behind the spare wheel.