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Custom Volkswagen
Debut Series Sweet Sixteen
Produced 1968 (Original)
2005 - Present (Retool)
Designer Ira Gilford and Harry Bradley (Collaboration)
Brendon Vetuskey (Retool)
Number #6220
Customvolkswagen


Custom Volkswagen Description

The Custom Volkswagen was one of the cars released in the original 1968 Hot Wheels line-up. Designed by Ira Gilford and Harry Bradley. Based On the very popular Volkswagen beetle. Although not a rear engined car for the Hot Wheels version, It has a blown V-8 in the trunk. Ya  you remember they had the trunk in the front. Herbie on steroids!

Hong Kong Versions

The Custom Volkswagen has come out in the following 1/64 scale Hong Kong versions:

The Hong Kong Version is quite different from it's U.S. Counterpart. The Glass was tinted blue, Plastic motor, Black steering wheel (stuck into interior), Four holes in the base and detail suspension. Interiors: White, Lt. Brown, Dk. Brown.

Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Types Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong Custom VW (Small)
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong 100 6921
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Red None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong 100 1191
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong 100 6920-0
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Copper None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong Customvolkswagen
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Orange None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Dark Enamel Green None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong
100 3142
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Olive None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Light Blue None Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) RL 6220 Hong Kong Image Not Available

Hong Kong No Sunroof Versions

The Custom Volkswagen has come out in the following 1/64 scale 'NSR' Hong Kong versions:

Although it has things in common with the Sun Roof model there is a difference between the NSR and the Sunroof models. besides No Sun Roof, No side windows. Different interior.

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Types Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue Unpainted
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Metal
White or Grey or Brown RL 6220 HK NSR NSR Bug from sweden group lot
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 HK NSR Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Copper Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 HK NSR Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Orange Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 HK NSR Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Red Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 HK NSR Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 HK NSR Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Dark Enamel Green Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 HK NSR Image Not Available

United States Versions

The Custom Volkswagen has come out in the following 1/64 scale United States versions:

Notes: Clear windows, Metal engine, Steering wheel part of molded interior, front head lights are part of the body, Front window is larger, less detail on the base. White Interior is normal, but can be found in dark interior.

Colors are desending in rarity from common to rare.

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Types Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Copper Unpainted
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Metal
White RL 6220 US Vw copper US
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue Unpainted
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Metal
White RL 6220 US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Blue Unpainted
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Metal
Dark RL 6220 US Us blue VW
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Green Unpainted
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Metal
White RL 6220 US Vw Green US front
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Red Unpainted
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Metal
White RL 6220 US Vw red US
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted
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Metal
White RL 6220 US Vw Aqua US
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Antifreeze Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Purple Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Orange Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US 100 1190
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Gold Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Lime Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Olive Unpainted
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Metal
White RL 6220 US Vw Olive US
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Rose Unpainted
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Metal
White RL 6220 US Vw Rose US
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Creamy Pink Unpainted
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Metal
White RL 6220 US Vw Creamy Pink US
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Light Blue Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US Custom volkswagen light blue redlines
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Magenta Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Hot Pink Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US Image Not Available
1968 Sweet Sixteen Spectraflame Yellow Unpainted
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Metal
RL 6220 US Image Not Available

2005 Retooled Versions

The retooled Custom Volkswagen has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Types Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast# Country Notes / Variations Photo
N/A 2005 19th Annual Collectors Convention Spectraflame Light Green Light Green & Dark Green Graphics Chrome Plated
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Metal
Clear Beige RL H2935 China Limited to 10,000
The engine was assembled backwards.
Custom VW - 05 Cali Conv
2/6 2006 HWC.com 5: Real Riders Spectraflame Red White stripe on top, '6' on side Chrome Plated
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Metal
Clear White Red line RR K3377 China 11,000 produced 2006hwcrealriderscustomvolkswagen
N/A 2007 21st Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Spectraflame Pink Black, White, & Red tampos w/'7' & racing deco on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Red line RR L2100 China 3,000 produced Image Not Available
2011 Original 16 Spectraflame Aqua Silver trim Chrome
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Metal
Smoke Tan NCRL V0492 China 5,000 produced
Base code(s):
Image Not Available
N/A 2014 28th Annual Collectors Convention Race Team Blue Hot Wheels Race Team Graphics Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted Red Goodyear RR5SP BLR43 Thailand The engine was assembled backwards once again.
Base code(s):
ConventionCustomBeetle
- 2018 HWC.com Original 16 Display Spectraflame Dark Red Headlights Chrome
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Metal
Blue Black RL FNC23 China Opening Sunroof
Base code(s):
HWC Original 16 Display Set Custom Volkswagen
- 2019 33rd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Spectraflame Pink White fenders Full Metal, Chrome Plated chassis and engine Light blue-tinted White Neo RL GDF80 Thailand Opening Sunroof
Base code(s):
2020 Hot Wheels RLC Custom Volkswagen

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External Links

28th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention: CUSTOM VOLKSWAGEN

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