Now, back to my recent treasure find, a very desirable, hard to find CENTURY VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA 1300. I saw this box in one of my favorite hobby shop in Japan and I was curious on what was inside. I asked the salesperson and he told me that the item is a very heavy 1:43 diecast, the same league as KAWABATAKIKAKU models that I also love. The Century model I got was quite unique, The casting was made in France by AMR Paris and then was shipped to Germany for assembly and detailing. Hand made and hand assembled diecast is very special to me. Most toys are made by machines but this beautifully crafted Karmann Ghia started as a block of metal in Paris and ended up as a beautiful handmade item finished in Germany. This beautiful piece of work ended in Japan and probably stayed in a Japanese home for a while and now, this car is in Manila, where it will stay with me for a long time( or with a very serious VW collector).
Enough with my story, here is the real deal. My CENTURY VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA 1300 in 43 scale. (PS: the wipers are not yet attached to the model)
Andre-Marie Ruf (AMR) in action
Coming soon in Diecast Japan!
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