Volkswagen Polo

Last Edit: 28/03/2020

The Corgi Toys Volkswagen Polo was released first in 1976 in both Orange & Green in 1:36 scale (289), it was deleted in 1980. In February 1979 the first competition version of the Polo was released (302) in gold metallic with racing number 4. Also in 1979 some export only versions of the Polo were released, Polizei (489) in green and white and 4894 ADAC in yellow with a white roof. There are two export postal versions on number 489, Swiss PTT and Deutsche Bundespost, neither of which is mentioned in the Great Book of Corgi Pocket Book. I suspect they were launched in 1979 too.

In May 1982 the Polo was upgraded to a Turbo model by the addition of a rear spoiler and a new competition model (309) was released which remained in the catalogue until the closure of Mettoy. Also in 1982 as part of a special range for FW Woolworth a 'Little and Large' 2 car set was released featuring the Polo Turbo in 1:36 scale and the Corgi Juniors smaller scale car.

Production continued briefly in the post-Mettoy era, as you can see below I have found three releases from 1984

The cars in the bottom two rows below came to me from an ex-employee of the Corgi factory at Northampton, they are colour trials from the pre-production phase of the car.

Volkswagen Polo; Lime Green Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Orange Corgi Toys 302; Volkswagen Polo; Racing, Gold Metallic, RN4 Still Looking Still Looking
Corgi Toys 289; Volkswagen Polo; Lime Green Metallic Corgi Toys 289; Volkswagen Polo; Orange Corgi Toys 302; Volkswagen Polo; Racing, Gold Metallic, RN4 Corgi 4894; Volkswagen Polo; ADAC (German Issue) Corgi 489; Volkswagen Polo; Polizei (Export Issue)
Corgi 489; Volkswagen Polo ADAC; Yellow, PTT Switzerland Still Looking Corgi Toys 309; Volkswagen Polo; Turbo; Beige, Red & Orange Stripes, RN14 Corgi 1371; Volkswagen Polo Turbo Little & Large Set; Racing, RN14 & RN6  

Corgi 489: Volkswagen Polo PTT (Export Issue)

Corgi 489; Volkswagen Polo; Deutsche Bundespost
(Export Issue)

Corgi Toys 309; Volkswagen Polo; Turbo; Beige, Red & Orange Stripes, RN14

Corgi 1371; Volkswagen Polo Turbo Little & Large Set; Racing, RN14 & RN6  
Post-Mettoy Releases        
Corgi 603; Volkswagen Polo Turbo; Bright Green Corgi 603; Volkswagen Polo; Turbo, Racing, Red, RN9 Corgi 603; Volkswagen Polo Turbo; White, Blue Stripes    
Corgi 603; Volkswagen Polo; Turbo, Bright Green Corgi 603; Volkswagen Polo; Turbo, Racing, Red, RN9 Corgi 603; Volkswagen Polo Turbo, White, Blue Stripes    

Pre-Production Colour Trials

     
Volkswagen Polo; Lime Green Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Orange Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Orange Volkswagen Polo; Bronze Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Brown Metallic
  Volkswagen Polo; Orange Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Orange Volkswagen Polo; Bronze Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Brown Metallic
Volkswagen Polo; Black Volkswagen Polo; Black Volkswagen Polo; Dark Green Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Green Gold Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Blue Metallic
Volkswagen Polo; Black (1) Volkswagen Polo; Black (2) Volkswagen Polo; Dark Green Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Green Gold Metallic Volkswagen Polo; Blue Metallic

 


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