I tried painting it how Lesney did back in the day, with a gold base coat and red top coat. It's not exactly the same shade as the original, but pretty close. I like it better, in fact. Whatchu think?
Here it is with an original red Beetle. It's not nearly as pink as it looks in the photo, I think the one I painted is a perfect shade! I'll probably order decals for it at some point.