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Muscle Bug
Funny Car Street Machine

  • Original year: 1971
  • Company: Monogram
  • Scale: 1/16
  • Designer: Tom Daniel

This funny car got lost from the drag strip... Muscle Bug... It's without a doubt the wildest VW that ever hit the street scene! With its radically chopped V-dub body riding low on deep chromed slot mags, this street freak is no joke and no slow poke. And WOW... you'll flip at the sight of that rear end! Tom Daniel stuck a clear see-through panel over the engine with eight chrome-plated "trumpet" exhaust stacks stickin' right up through those neat twin sky-windows. And tall injectors reach up into the scoop, ridin' high on the rooftop, to gulp air into the innards of this mini terror. But what's THIS? The body's split in half at mid section! Tilt the back half up to see that gigantic blown Hemi power plant. Tilt the front section up for access to the full detailed driver's area with twin bucket seats, roll cage, instruments and controls.

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Dave's comments:

Another example of fine German engineering. Not many rods in my collection are 1/16 scale. I guess a VW Bug is kinda small to do in 1/24 scale. Identical to the Smug Bug from 1971. This kit is still sealed. This is a 1974 reissue.



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