Big things with little cars

Matchbox Volkswagen 1500 saloon

I thought I did a comparison between these two but hadn’t

The 1968 Matchbox Volkswagen 1500 Saloon vs the 62 VW beetle original release in 1998 with a retool in ‘17

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The 1968 wasn’t the first Volkswagen Beetle from matchbox but was updated version from it’s earlier release in the 50’s that was just a shell and base with an opening engine cover. A bit bigger than its early counter part it doesn’t have any opening parts but has a detailed interior, 2 piece tires, working suspension and molded on details. The 1998/17 is larger and over the years details have changed.

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I’m surprised with Matchbox doing so many retro things they haven’t paid homage to this bug by panting it white and adding the 137 and Monte Carlo rally decals on it. 

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