Revell VW Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus Plastic Model Kit

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Revell Vw T1 Samba Bus Kit (07399)
£32.39 £22.49
Out of stock
Starter Paint Pack 8 X 17ml (VP07399)
£19.60
Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement (AD83)
£7.50

Revell VW T1 Samba Bus Kit

  • Scale 1:24
  • Length 175mm

The Iconic VW Transporter.

  • Multi-part bodywork
  • Detailed internal fittings with dashboard and bench seats
  • Movable doors and tailgate
  • Movable front-wheel steering assembly
  • Roof can be built optionally closed or folded back
  • Reproduction engine
  • Rotating wheels
  • European and American bumper bars
  • Chrome wheel caps, door handles, windscreen wipers and front badge
  • Authentic decals with decorative strips and various country codes (D, NL, F, GB and USA)

The Samba-Bus was hugely successful, especially in the USA. It soon established itself as a desirable transport vehicle and became the symbol for freedom and travel until it finally reached cult-status.

The original of all present-day vans and transporters dates back to the platformtruck used in the late 1940s for internal transport at the Volkswagen works at Wolfsburg. It inspired the Dutch importer Ben Pon with the idea of a transport vehicle. At the end of the 1940s VW developed several prototypes for a roomy vehicle suitable for transport purposes. As none of the names they had in mind for it was available for unrestricted use, the new vehicle class received the name "Transporter". From 8th March 1950 the first generation of the transporter went into production. The truck with its typical V shaped front and split windscreen was available in various versions, including a minibus. The technology was based on the Volkswagen Type 1, so called "Beetle" so that the T1 had an air-cooled, 4-cylinder, horizontally opposed engine. This reliable rear engine had a capacity of 1.2 litres which was increased to 34 hp in 1961. The deluxe version of the minibus, the special nine-seater model, is still known as the "Samba Bus" and, with its oval roof windows, very comfortable seats, a folding roof and very many chrome parts, has an unmistakable automobile charm.


Starter Paint Pack Includes:

8 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. 

Please note: The paint packs offered are only our suggestion from the box art and will not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.


Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83)

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.


Here at Hobbies we aim to dispatch all in stock items on the same working day, if ordered by 2:00pm. UK mainland orders will be delivered by either Royal Mail or DHL.

DHL normally advise an estimated delivery slot via SMS or Email notification. Please see below for shipping charges.

UK Shipping Charge Rate

Plans, Fretsaw Blades, Flags, Decals and Vinyl Lettering

£1.95

Orders Up To £150

£3.95

Orders Over £150 & Hobbies Catalogues (UK Only)

Free Delivery

Royal Mail TRACKED

£5.99

Maximum Postage (Wood Packs, Panels and Flammable Goods)

£5.95

Express Next Working Day & Nominated Delivery (Placed Before 2pm)

£7.95

Saturday Courier 

£11.95


Please note: Orders to surcharge areas may incur an additional cost if a parcel is oversized, overweight or contains flammable goods. We will contact you before posting. Please see Postage for more information regarding surcharge areas.

We also deliver all over the world. For information regarding overseas orders please see Postage for further details.

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