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Volkswagen Concept 1
Debut Series Matchbox 1-75
Produced 1996-Present
Number MB287, MB465( Police Variation)
Scale 1:61
Super Klasse VW

The Volkswagen Concept 1 is based upon concept design of what would become the Volkswagen New Beetle. - See also Concept 1 Beetle Convertible

In 1997, early 1998 there was an error at the factory where the VW logo's front and rear were placed upside down on the 1-75 releases. This issue was corrected later in 1998.


The Volkswagen Concept 1 has come out in the following 1/61 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy Number(s) Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB49 1996 Matchbox 1-75 Green Black Gray N/A Split5spoke China VWconcept
1996 Cars of the Future 5-Pack Purple Black Clear Gray Split5spoke Volkswagen Concept 1 purple
MB49 1997 Matchbox 1-75 Orange Clear Black Split5spoke MBX Volkswagen Concept 1
MB17 1998 Cool Concepts 2/5 Image Not Available Image Not Available
MB18 1999 Super Klasse (INT) Yellow Red taillights Black/ Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke 37697 (INT) China VW on German card Super Klasse VW
MB18 1999 1-75: Top Class 3(5 Iridescent white Lights painted, VW  Black/ Plastic Clear Turquoise Split5spoke China ROW Edit Volkswagen Concept 1 1999 INT
MB34 2000 1-75: German Classics  4/5 Metallic lime Painted lights Black/ Plastic Clear BLACK Split5spoke China ROW Edit Volkswagen Concept 1 2000 ROW
MB42 2000 Show Cars 2/5 Black Yellow racing stripes, Matchbox 2000 on windshield Black / Plastic Smoke Black Split5spoke 96329 China Show Cars VW Concept 1
N/A 2000 Target Exclusive Red White Matchbox logo on rear quarter panel Black / Plastic Clear White Split5spoke 92850 China $5 off coupon on back Target Concept 1 Beetle
MB60 2001

Wheeled Envy (USA) 5/5


Black Dark gray VW badge on side Black / Metal Smoke Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf

92271 (USA)

93943 (INT)

China Concept 1 Beetle on (INT) card Wheeled Envy Concept 1 Beetle
N/A 2002 5 Pack: Team Players Silver Hockey design tampo Black/ Metal Dark Grax 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf China Volkswagen Concept 1 2002 5P
SF48 2004 Superfast Metallic Gunmetal Gray White and orange headlights, red taillights, trim details Silver / Plastic Clear Wine Red SuperfastSplitSpoke H2347 China Superfast Volkswagen Concept 1
N/A 2005 Blue's Clues Orange Periwinkle (Character and text) Blue / Plastic Blue Light Gray 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf C0240 China Blue's Clues Volkswagen Concept 1
N/A 2005 Stars of Cars Black Uniroyal Fun Cup, 550, Der Regenreifen, umbrella, tire marks as stripes Black/ Plastic Clear Red 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf H0315 (INT) China Stars of Cars VW Concept 1 - Uniroyal
N/A 2006 5 Pack: Police White POLICE, Black doors Black/ Plastic Clear Black 6SpokeBlack Thailand Red roof light Volkswagen Concept 1 2006 5P
2009 Spongebob Squarepants 5-Pack Purple SpongeBob Aquarepants (character and text), Plankton (Character) Silver / Plastic Yellow White M003f N9942 Thailand Base Code(s): B28 VolkswagenConcept1SpongeBobpurple

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