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.
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|
|1974||Flying Colors||Orange||Yellow, Black, and Green bug on roof||Metal||Blue Tint||Black||Red Lines||7620||Hong Kong|
|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|
|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|
Similar Casting and NamesEdit
1989 Regular Line-up