Volkswagen
Debut Series Flying Colors
Produced 1974 - 1975, 1980
Designer Ira Gilford

Harry Bradley

(Custom Volkswagen)

Larry Wood (Volkswagen)

Number 7620
Striped bug.jpg



Description

The '74 Volkswagen was given a new lease, it is a major Re-casting of the Custom Volkswagen US body.Though you can see in the 1974 catalog it is a Hong Kong body.

The striped tampo variation was very short lived, it seems that the lining up of the tampo presented a challenge. Thus it was changed to the bug on the roof. I have never seen a capped redline wheel version. Issued in bright enamel orange, it was never seen again til the Wisconsin Toy Company Promotion in 1980.


1974 car VW.jpg


Versions

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

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1974 Flying Colors Orange Black,White and Yellow Stripes on Top Metal Blue Tint Black Red Lines 7620 Hong Kong Striped bug.jpg
1974 Flying Colors Orange Yellow, Black, and Green bug on roof Metal Blue Tint Black Red Lines 7620 Hong Kong 1974 bug on roof Volkswagen.jpg
1975 Herfy's Promotion Orange Yellow, Black, and Green bug on roof "herfy's" on side Metal Blue Tint Black Red Lines 7620 Hong Kong IMG 9646.jpg
1980 Wisconsin Toy Co. Orange Yellow, Black, and Green bug on roof Black Plastic Blue Tint Black Red Lines 7620 Hong Kong baggie with header card CustomVW wisctoy.JPG

Similar Casting and Names

1968 Spectraflame

Left

Custom Volkswagen (1968)

1989 Regular Line-up

Left

VW Bug (1989)

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