The Volkswagen T1 flatbed “Renntransporter” with longer wheelbase as used by the “Rennstall Bunker” in the late 1950s
I already built the 550 spyder with the T1 Renntransporter in mind. I wanted to build this team in 4-wide scale since I first saw Senator Chinchillas fantastic big version in the Classic Race Teams group.
So this is basically a 4-wide version of his model.
I already had made some 4-wide T1, especially my small version of the 10220 Camper. So the basic design of the T1 was already there.
I wanted to have the Porsche and the T1 as 4-wide models, so I had to leave the idea of hinges for the side panels. Instead of hinges and tiles like on my earlier double cab flatbed Transporter I used three 2×4 tiles on each side. To imitate the opening of the side panels the tiles can be positioned 1 stud lower.
Ah, the cargo has arrived ;-))
Art Bunker (USA) / Charles Wallace (USA) finished the Sebring 12 Hours 1957 (the 2nd race of the 1957 FIA World Sportscar Championship) 8th overall and 1st in the Sport 1500 “Class F”, driving Bunker’s Porsche 550 spyder.