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Volkswagen
Debut Series 1974 Hot Wheels
Produced 1974 - 1975, 1980
Designer Ira Gilford
Number 7620
Striped bug


Description

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.

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.


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 Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1974 1974 Flying Colors Orange Black,White and Yellow Sripes on Top Metal Blue Tint Black Red Lines 7620 Hong Kong
Striped bug
1974 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
1974 Herfy's Promo 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 Came in baggie with header card Volkswagen

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