490 - Volkswagen Breakdown Truck


Available on its own (as Corgi 490) or as part of the GS36, GS37 and GS12 gift sets, the VW Breakdown Truck utilised tooling from the earlier VW Pick-up (Corgi 431) but without that model’s rear tail-gate. For the Breakdown Truck, the tail-gate was replaced by a winch and hook which was operated by turning a rubber tyre included as part of a clever mechanism.

The rear of the model was given a red plastic moulded tool box (with an integral hinged lid that opened to reveal a set of chrome painted tools) and a pair of spare tyres.The VW Breakdown Truck was available in mustard, tan and white – all variants featuring a red painted VW logo. As part of the gift sets, it came with a matching car trailer which was unavailable separately.

Size: Length: 100mm Width: 36mm Height: 40mm

Scale: 1:47

All our Corgi Toys replicas are authentic and faithful to the originals and come with their own numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Superb Re-Release!

This re-release of the VW Breakdown Truck #490 is just as
good as all the other Corgi Models in they're lineup, there's
great detail in quality, paint, & box with all the great art work.
Thanks for the great toys that take me back in time!

Steve Sacks

490 - Volkswagen Breakdown Truck

Michael Spina
Vw.breakdown truck

Great casting. Just like the original that I had as a kid.

Warren Clift
Great old memories

Magic like when I had it in the 60's!

Bruce grabenkort
VW Breakdown Truck is no breakdown

Nice detail. I don't have this one in my legacy collection, so I am glad to have one now. One suggestion: Could the tow hook stay in place so that a car could be towed?

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