492 - Volkswagen European Police Car


Following the popularity of the Volkswagen East African Safari rally car, Corgi issued their second Beetle in 1966, just one year later.The features of the earlier model were repeated, most notably the steering feature – although this time via a roof-mounted emergency light (which came in either yellow or blue) with a ribbed chrome surround.

The model was most commonly produced in a green and white West German ‘Polizei’ livery, with a mid-brown interior and two police figures. As with the rally version, the bonnet and engine lid opened, the front headlights were jewelled and the bumpers and running boards were chromed. There were even tiny VW-badged mudflaps on the rear wheels!

Size: Length: 93mm Width: 40mm Height: 35mm

Scale: 1:44

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Excellente réplique du modèle VW POLIZEI

Livraison parfaite !
Excellente réplique du modèle VW POLIZEI


Great car, amazing

Michael Gruber
Beautiful liitle car - a childhood's dream!

Das Auto ist sehr detailgetreu (noch dazu mit Lenkung!) - ein Schmuckstück für die Sammlung! :)

pat conneally
Better than the original

The No 256 East African Safari Beetle is my favourite Corgi car ever bar none. I had this one too as a kid but didn’t like it as much because I found the roof beacon less satisfactory for operating the steering as it was smaller and fiddlier than the spare wheel on the rally version so it is great to see that the steering on this replica is much smoother than I recall on the original…or perhaps I have just gotten more dexterous? This is another fine replica from the Club and another lovely artefact in its own right which looks very well on display beside my original 1965 East Africa version. Corgi Model Club replicas are rapidly becoming essential purchases. Keep ‘em coming, folks.

Thom Wirtz
Love it so much

My 3rd Corgi Toys model. Just beautiful. I`m glad you sell to Germany :-)

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