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{{casting|name=Volkswagen|series=[[1974 Hot Wheels]]|number=7620|years=1974 - 1975, 1980|designer=[[Ira Gilford]]|image=Striped_bug.jpg}}
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{{casting|name=Volkswagen|series=[[Flying Colors]]|number=7620|years=1974 - 1975, 1980|designer=[[Ira Gilford]]
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[[Harry Bradley]]
   
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(Custom Volkswagen)
   
=='''Description'''==
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[[Larry Wood]]
The '74 '''Volkswagen''' was given a new lease, it is a major Re-tooling of the [[Custom Volkswagen]] US 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.
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(Volkswagen)
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|image=Striped_bug.jpg}}
   
not to be mistaken by [[Larry Wood]]'s Model of the 1989 Version [[VW Bug]], the casting of that one more resembles the Hong Kong body of the old VW.
 
   
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=='''Description'''==
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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.
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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.
   
   
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[[File:1974_car_VW.jpg|right|300px]]
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<br clear="all"/>
 
=='''Versions'''==
 
=='''Versions'''==
   
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Interior Color'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Interior Color'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Wheel Type'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Wheel Type'''
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Toy #'''
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!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''cast#'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Country'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Country'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Notes / Variations'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Notes / Variations'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Photo'''
 
!style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|'''Photo'''
 
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|1974
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|[[1974]]
|[[1974 Flying Colors]]
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|[[1974 Hot Wheels|Flying Colors]]
 
|Orange
 
|Orange
|Black,White and Yellow Sripes on Top
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|Black,White and Yellow Stripes on Top
 
|Metal
 
|Metal
 
|Blue Tint
 
|Blue Tint
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|Hong Kong
 
|Hong Kong
 
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|[[File:Striped_bug.jpg|left|80px]]
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|[[File:Striped_bug.jpg|75px]]
 
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|1974
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|[[1974]]
|[[1974 Flying Colors]]
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|[[1974 Hot Wheels|Flying Colors]]
 
|Orange
 
|Orange
 
|Yellow, Black, and Green bug on roof
 
|Yellow, Black, and Green bug on roof
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|Hong Kong
 
|Hong Kong
 
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|[[File:1974_bug_on_roof_Volkswagen.jpg|left|80px]]
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|[[File:1974_bug_on_roof_Volkswagen.jpg|75px]]
 
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|1974
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|[[1975]]
|Herfy's Promo
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|[[Herfy's Promotion]]
 
|Orange
 
|Orange
 
|Yellow, Black, and Green bug on roof "herfy's" on side
 
|Yellow, Black, and Green bug on roof "herfy's" on side
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|Hong Kong
 
|Hong Kong
 
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|[[File:IMG 9646.jpg|75px]]
 
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|1980
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|[[1980]]
 
|Wisconsin Toy Co.
 
|Wisconsin Toy Co.
 
|Orange
 
|Orange
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|7620
 
|7620
 
|Hong Kong
 
|Hong Kong
|Came in baggie with header card
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|baggie with header card
|[[Image:Volkswagen.jpg|75px]]
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|[[File:CustomVW_wisctoy.JPG|75px]]
 
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=='''Similar Casting'''==
 
   
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=='''Similar Casting and Names'''==
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'''1968 Spectraflame'''
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[[File:Us_blue_VW.jpg|Left |200px|link=Custom Volkswagen]]
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'''[[Custom Volkswagen|Custom Volkswagen (1968)]] '''
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'''1989 Regular Line-up'''
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[[File:VW_Bug_AGENTAIR_1.jpg|Left |200px|link=VW Bug]]
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'''[[VW Bug|VW Bug (1989)]] '''
   
 
=='''Gallery'''==
 
=='''Gallery'''==
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<gallery navigation="true">
 
CustomVW wisctoy.JPG
 
CustomVW wisctoy.JPG
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Volkswagen.jpg
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Volkswagen 6 pack 2011.jpg|Volkswagen 6 pack 2011
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20151214_210548.jpg|Wisconsin Toy Company Hotwheels VW Bug in Baggy|link=AGGY
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IMG_9645.jpg|Herfy's Promotion
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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[[Category:Volkswagen Group Cars]]
 
[[Category:Volkswagen Group Cars]]
 
[[Category:Volkswagen Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Volkswagen Vehicles]]
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[[Category:Licensed Hot Wheels]]
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[[Category:German Cars]]
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[[Category:Volkswagen Beetle]]
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[[Category:Herfy's Promotion]]
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[[Category:Compact cars]]

Latest revision as of 05:14, October 27, 2019

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

Harry Bradley

(Custom Volkswagen)

Larry Wood (Volkswagen)

Number 7620
Striped bug


DescriptionEdit

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


VersionsEdit

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
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
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
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

Similar Casting and NamesEdit

1968 Spectraflame

Us blue VW

Custom Volkswagen (1968)

1989 Regular Line-up

VW Bug AGENTAIR 1

VW Bug (1989)

GalleryEdit

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