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Volkswagen Concept 1
Debut Series Matchbox 1-75
Produced 1996-2009
Number MB287
MB465 (Police Variation)
Scale 1:61
Super Klasse VW.jpg

  • The Volkswagen Concept 1 is based upon a concept design of what would become the Volkswagen New Beetle. - See also Concept 1 Beetle Convertible
  • In 1997 and early 1998 there was an error at the factory where the VW logo on the 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 (USA) MB58 (ROW) 1996 1-75 Red / Black Detailed trim Red / Plastic Clear Black Wheel (94 Chrome).jpg Thailand Volkswagen Concept 1 ( MB287, red & black, spiral).JPG
Split5spoke.jpg 007R - 1996 1-75.jpg
MB49 (USA) MB58 (ROW) 1997 1-75 Green / Black Detailed trim Green / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke.jpg China and Thailand 007M - 1997 1-75.jpg
N/A 1997 5-Pack: Cars of the Future Metalflake Purple / Black Detailed trim Black Clear Gray Split5spoke.jpg 060032 Thailand Volkswagen Concept 1 purple.jpg
#49 1997 75 CHALLENGE (Series) Gold - Black / Plastic Clear Gray Wheel (94 Chrome).jpg Thailand ´007-OVP-1997-75Ch.jpg
MB17 1998 1-75: Cool Concepts 2/5 Orange / Black Detailed trim Orange / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke.jpg 33817 33419 China and Thailand MBX Volkswagen Concept 1.jpg
N/A 1998 TACO BELL 4/4 Red / Black Sun design Black Silver N/A Wheel (94 Chrome).jpg China MB376 Taco Bell 1998 (VW Concept).jpg
MB18 1999 1-75: Top Class 3/5 Iridescent White Lights painted, VW Black / Plastic Clear Turquoise Split5spoke.jpg 36562 37174 36277 China ROW Edit Volkswagen Concept 1 1999 INT.jpg
MB18 (Ger) 1999 1-75: Super Klasse (INT) Yellow Silver headlights, Red taillights Black / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke.jpg 37697 (INT) China VW on German card Super Klasse VW.jpg
N/A 1999 White's Guide Exclusive Lime Green Detailed trim Black / Plastic Clear White Split5spoke.jpg 36874 China ´007-OVP-1999-WhitesGuide.jpg
MB34 (ROW) 2000 1-75: German Classics 4/5 Metalflake Green Silver headlights, Red taillights Black / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke.jpg 96199 China Volkswagen Concept 1 2000 ROW.jpg
MB42 (USA) 2000 1-100: Show Cars 2/5 Black Yellow stripes, Matchbox 2000 on windshield Black / Plastic Smoke Black Split5spoke.jpg 96329 China Volkswagen Concept 1 (2000 1-100).jpg
N/A 2000 Target Exclusive Red White Matchbox logo Black / Plastic Clear White Split5spoke.jpg 92850 China $5 off coupon on back Target Concept 1 Beetle.jpg
N/A 2000 4-Pack: FAO Schwarz VW Collection Silver Detailed trim Black / Plastic Smoke Black Goodyear rubber.jpg 92028 China 007L - 2000 FAO Schwarz USA.jpg
MB60 2001 1-75: Wheeled Envy 5/5 Black Dark Gray VW badge on side Black / Metal Smoke Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg 92271 (USA) 93943 (INT) China Concept 1 Beetle on (INT) card Wheeled Envy Concept 1 Beetle.jpg
N/A 2001 5-Pack: D.A.R.E. Yellow Black and Silver designs, D.A.R.E. Black / Metal Smoke Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg 95173 China Blue lights on roof Volkswagen Concept 1 Police (2001 5Pack).jpg
N/A 2001 Hero Highway Blue White, Police Graphics Black / Metal Clear Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg China Red lights on roof Volks Concept 1 Hero Highway.jpg
N/A 2002 Across America: Delaware 1/54 Red 1, Delaware, The Official State Bug, ladybug on leaf Black / Metal Smoke Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg 97552 China 01 Volkswagen Concept 1 (Delaware).jpg
N/A 2002 5-Pack: Team Players Silver Hockey design tampo Black / Metal Dark N/A 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg 97168 (USA) 97292 (ROW) China Volkswagen Concept 1 2002 5P.jpg
N/A 2002 Kellogg's Collection White Kellogg's Froot Loops Yellow Tint White 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg 97423 China ´007-OVP-2002-Kellogg´s.jpg
N/A 2003 Stars of Germany Red Detailed trim Gray/ Plastic Clear Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg 90156 China Germany only 007F - 2003 Stars of Germany GER.jpg
N/A 2003 Collectibles: Fan Edition Blue S04 - FC Schalke 04 Blue/ Plastic Clear Black Lace-0.jpg C1144 China Germany only 007E - 2003 Collectibles Fan Edition GER.jpg
SF48 2004 Superfast Metallic Gunmetal Gray White and Orange headlights, Red taillights, trim details Silver / Plastic Clear Wine Red SuperfastSplitSpoke.JPG H2347 China ´007-OVP-2004-NSF.jpg
N/A 2004 Around the World: Stonehenge 17/45 Metalflake Light Blue Stonehenge Black / Plastic Blue Tint Yellow Lace-0.jpg C0755 China ´007-OVP-2004-AtW.jpg
N/A 2005 Blue's Clues Orange Periwinkle (character and text) Blue / Plastic Blue Tint Light Gray 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf.jpg C0240 China Blue's Clues Volkswagen Concept 1.jpg
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.jpg H0315 (INT) China Stars of Cars VW Concept 1 - Uniroyal.jpg
N/A 2006 5-Pack: Police White POLICE, Black doors Black / Plastic Clear Black 6SpokeBlack.jpg J4676 Thailand Red roof light Volkswagen Concept 1 2006 5P.jpg
N/A 2009 3-Pack: Easter Cars: SpongeBob SquarePants Orange SpongeBob and Plankton characters, bubbles, jellyfish Black / Plastic Smoke Black M003f.jpg N7914 Thailand Base Code(s): A50, A52, B09
N/A 2009 5-Pack: SpongeBob SquarePants Purple SpongeBob SquarePants (character and text), Plankton (character) Silver / Plastic Yellow Tint White M003f.jpg N9942 Thailand Base Code(s): B28, B31 VolkswagenConcept1SpongeBobpurple.jpg

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