California cool came in a variety of styles. In the ’60s, muscle cars were on the list, but so were VWs—and not just the Bug. The 1600 was a sweet little beach cruiser. It came in a Fastback for the sport-minded, a wagon that was perfect for the surf crowd, and the Notchback that became a favorite of performance enthusiasts. Maisto has this tough-looking Notch in that famous VW blue metallic finish. The doors open to a simulated white vinyl interior with a chromeplated shifter and a detailed dash with gauge faces. Bias-ply tires and chrome wheels with the VW dish covers finish off the look—along with black and yellow California plates.