Friday, August 3, 2012

Car Of The Day: August 3, 2012

Today's car of the day comes from juantoo3's collection and is Hot Wheels' 1957 Volkswagen Beetle.

The Volkswagen Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or informally the Volkswagen Bug), is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform and one of most-manufacturing of a single model commonly anywhere in the world.

For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Volkswagen Beetle

A flamed Beetle.  Not sure what's under the hood but odds are pretty good that a ten year old minivan could still beat it in a drag race.


During this period, the rear window of the VW Beetle evolved from a divided or "split" oval, to a singular oval. Steel used for the bodywork was at its best quality, and the Wolfsburg emblem at the tip of the front of the bonnet was a complex fabrication (subsequent models deleted the emblem). The rear 'W' decklid was hand-fabricated. The front wing had a particular 'flare out'.

1 comment:

  1. hehe, HW had much prettier hub caps on their model back in the day then now :D

    I hate it that all Hot Wheels have basically the same hub caps and I've talked about it at Matchbox vs Hot Wheels vs Majorette Toy Cars

    matchbox has way better hubcaps :D