This is a kit I bought as a built-up. It had no paint on it, so it was a good restoration candidate.
I disassembled everything and painted the body pearl purple with flat white racing stripes. I painted the driver to match the prototype on the side panel of the original box- red shirt with yellow flowers, yellow framed sunglasses. His hair is dark brown with 2 lighter shades drybrushed which doesn't show up in the pic. I applied Bare Metal Foil to the back side of the clear sunglasses lenses to make them look like reflecting shades.
Another view of the studly driver ready to tear up the dunes!
A much more significant power plant than the wimpy Van engine.