Volkswagen is German for the “people’s car”.  It was founded in 1937 to produce an affordable vehicle that was also economical to run.  Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, there were a number of prototypes built of what became known as the Beetle, before manufacture began in 1940.  After WW II had ended, production re-started with manufacture of a variety of different vehicles and sales grew rapidly through the 1950’s and 60’s.  In 1965 Volkswagen acquired Auto Union GmbH.  In 1982, the company cooperated with SEAT to build cars in Spain and in 1990, entered a joint partnership with Skoda.  In 1998, Volkswagen acquired the Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti brands.  Based in Wolfsburg, Volkswagen today produces a wide range of passenger and commercial vehicles and is the world’s second largest car manufacturer.

1936 Volkswagen V3 Prototype. Model by Premium Classixxs
1937 Volkswagen V30 Prototype. Model by Premium Classixxs
1940 Volkswagen KdF. Model by Rio
1940 Volkswagen Typ 82 Kubelwagen (factory test car). Model by De Agostini "Victoria"
1944 Volkswagen Typ 166 Schwimmwagen "Wehrmacht". Model by De Agostini "Victoria"
1947 Volkswagen Beetle (Berlin Taxi - British Car Hire). Model by Vitesse
1948 Volkswagen Beetle. Model by Rio
1949 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. Models by Vitesse & Vanguard
1949 Volkswagen Beetle Hebmuller. Model by De Agostini "Victoria"
1949 Volkswagen Hebmuller cabriolet. Model by Minichamps
1950 Volkswagen T1 (Kleinschnittger Werke). Models by Schuco
1951 Volkswagen Beetle. Models by Schuco & Dinky
1951 Volkswagen Bus T1 Samba. Model by Schuco
1953 Volkswagen Beetle. Model by Vitesse
1955 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe. Model by Minichamps
1957 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet. Models by Minichamps
1960 Volkswagen Camper. Model by Vanguard
1962 Volkswagen Microbus. Model by Signature Series
1962 Volkswagen T1 Pick-Up
1966 Volkswagen T2 Kombi Westfalia Camper Van
1966 Volkswagen 1600 & 1600 Variant. Models by Minichamps
1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Model by Minichamps
1968 Volkswagen Beetle "Herbie" (from the film "The Love Bug"). Model by Schuco
1968 Volkswagen Baja Bug. Model by NEO
1969 Volkswagen 181. Model by Minichamps
1969 Volkswagen 411 LE Saloon. Model by Minichamps
1970 Volkswagen K 70. Model by Norev
1970 Volkswagen 1302 Beetle Saloon. Model by Minichamps
1971 Volkswagen 1302 Beetle. Model by Cararama
1972 Volkswagen 1302 Beetle Cabriolet. Model by Minichamps
1972 Volkswagen T2 Minibus. Model by Minichamps
1973 Volkswagen Campingbus T2A. Model by Schuco
1973 Volkswagen Passat (B1). Model by White Box
1974 Volkswagen Golf 1. Model by Solido
1974 Volkswagen SP2. Model by NEO
1974 Volkswagen Scirocco. Model by Maxichamps
1976 Volkswagen Golf GTi 1
1977 Volkswagen Beetle 1200. Model by Atlas
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit. Model by Diecast Metal
1980 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. Model by Minichamps
1980 Volkswagen Jetta Mk 1. Model by NEO
1980 Volkswagen Iltis (Paris-Dakar Rally). Model by Norev
1980 Volkswagen Golf. Model by Minichamps
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco "Streetfighter". Model by Minichamps
1982 Volkswagen Polo. Model by RBA
1983 Volkswagen Beetle 1200. Model by Minichamps
1985 Volkswagen Golf GL. Model by Minichamps
1985 Volkswagen Beetle Mexico. Model by IXO
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60. Model by Minichamps
1994 Volkswagen Concept Car Cabriolet. Model by Minichamps
1997 Volkswagen Golf Mk IV. Model by Schuco
1999 Volkswagen Passat. Model by Schuco
1999 Volkswagen Beetle. Model by Vitesse
c2000 Volkswagen Polo. Model by AutoArt
c2000 Volkswagen Golf GTi. Model by Schuco
c2000 Volkswagen Microbus. Model by Schuco
2002 Volkswagen Phaeton. Model by Minichamps
2003 Volkswagen T5. Model by Cararama
2003 Volkswagen Concept R
2003 Volkswagen Fox. Model by Schuco
2003 Volkswagen Beetle 1600 "Ultima Edicion". Model by Schuco
2004 Volkswagen Concept C (Eos)
2004 Volkswagen Concept T
2004 Volkswagen Golf Plus Mk 5. Model by Minichamps
2005 Volkswagen Jetta. Model by Schuco
2005 Volkswagen Eco Racer Concept
2006 Volkswagen Concept A
2006 Volkswagen Passat Variant Estate
2006 Volkswagen CrossGolf. Model by Minichamps
2008 Volkswagen Scirocco. Model by Norev
2009 Volkswagen Beetle FunCup TDI (as raced at Spa). Model by Spark
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan. Model by Schuco
c2010 Volkswagen New Beetle. Model by Schuco
2010 Volkswagen Amarok. Model by Burago
2011 Volkswagen up! Model by Schuco
2011 Volkswagen Eos. Model by Kyosho
2014 Volkswagen Polo R (WRC - Winner Rallye de France). Model by White Box
2015 Volkswagen Touran. Model by Norev
2015 Volkswagen Touareg. Model by Herpa
2015 Volkswagen XL Sport
2017 Volkswagen Golf 7 GTE
2017 Volkswagen T6 Multivan. Model by IXO
2021 Volkswagen Polo GTi R5. Model by IXO