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Custom '69 Volkswagen Squareback
Debut Series Hot Wheels Delivery
Produced 2010-present
Designer Phil Riehlman
Number R3747
69VWVarient Delivery Black


Description

The rare sedan delivery version of the Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback. The first use was released as Custom '69 Volkswagen Variant, but it has been issued as the Squareback since. The Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback was sold alongside the mechanically similar and successful sports car theVolkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe and was originally based on the Volkswagen 1300 Beetle, which also served as the base for the Volkswagen Kombinationwagen T2 Transporter.

The Squareback was the Estate car version of the Volkswagen Type 3, with the 'Squareback' name only being used as the model name in the U.S., whereas in a Video made by Shannon's Club (The Car club branch of Shannon's Insurance Australia) reveals that in Australia, the term 'Squareback' purely referred to the body type.

This Hot Wheels depicts a commercial delivery wagon variation of the Squareback. In reality, the panel version is the rarest of all versions of the Volkswagen Type 3, with the panel version produced only in Germany and Australia, where the VW type 3 range enjoys a particularly strong cult following.

Whether or not the Hot Wheels casting depicts the Australian-made or German version centers around whether or not an Australian-made models were made for and sold in markets with left-hand drive (LHD) cars. The front and rear bumpers on the Hot Wheels casting have no bumper guards, which was a feature of the 1500 'N' Squarebacks ('N' standing for 'Normal'). The Australian version was based on the 1500 'N' body and had no bumper guards on the front or rear.

Versions

The Custom '69 Volkswagen Squareback (originally Custom '69 Volkswagen Variant) has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
32 / 34 2010 Delivery - Slick Rides Metallic Black and Silver Black and Red "Koni" Deco; Red stripes on roof Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Black) Dark Gray RR10SP R3747 Thailand 69VWVarient Delivery Black
32 / 34 2010 Delivery - Slick Rides Pearl White and Metalflake Dark Blue Blue stripes on roof, "Koni" decoration Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Black) Blue RRS teelie R3747 Thailand 69VWVarient Delivery White
3 / 6 2011 Hot Wheels Garage - VW Magenta with Blue Pearl Red reverse flame panels outlined in Lavender Unpainted / Metal Clear Red Redline LW5 T8273 Malaysia 69VWVarient Garage Purple
N/A 2012 Nostalgic Brands Metalflake Blue and White White side on stripes, fruit, "Jolly rancher" Unpainted / Metal Clear White RRPrf W6647 Thailand Base code(s): E06 2012-Nostalgia-Hershey's-Custom69VolkswagenSquareback
5 / 6 2013 Looney Tunes Yellow pato Daffy-Looney Tunes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RRPrf X8336 Thailand Base code(s): E41 Custom '69 Volswagen Squareback loony tunes daffy duck 2013
2014 Pop Culture Just Born Pearl Yellow w/ White roof and hood Peeps deco on sides and hood Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Blue Whiteline Gold RR10SP BDR69 Malaysia Base code(s): G01 HW-2014-Just Born-Custom '69 Volkswagen Squareback
192 / 250 2016 HW Art Cars Green Art painting on sides and roof Chrome / Plastic Clear Black OH5 DHR85 Malaysia Base code(s): H45, H50 1-0
192 / 250 2016 HW Art Cars White Art painting on sides and roof Chrome / Plastic Tinted (Orange) Black OH5 DHY05 Malaysia Base code(s): H47 Kmart exclusive HW-2016-192-Custom '69 Volkswagen Squareback-ArtCars-White
192 / 250 2016 HW Art Cars Red Art painting on sides and roof Chrome / Plastic Tinted (Yellow) Black OH5 DHX65 Malaysia Base code(s): J17 Custom 69 Volkswagen Squareback
2 / 5 2017 Car Culture - Air-cooled Light Gray Black stripes on sides and top, '3' and 'Square Force 1' on sides Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Gold  C4SPRR DWH75 Thailand Base code(s): J52 Custom '69 Volkswagen Squareback-2017 Car Culture

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