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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Superbe Dépanneuse

Superbe dépanneuse bravo CORGI !

Stephen Reading
Nice model but poor value for money

I'd really been looking forward to this re-release as I have a battered but cherished original (in white with 'Racing Club' stickers). Like a few others on here although the model is very nice it's really disappointing that the elegantly simple winch locking spring mechanism hasn't been included, particularly given that this is an expensive, premium product.

Jean-Claude Graindorge


David WARE
Pure Quality

As with every car in the collection, each is chosen with care,and the breakdown truck is no exception. This is an excellent example of how to replicate the past and get it spot on

Martin St.
Childhood memories came back

Wonderful little Corgi Toys model. Better in casting and painting than the original. 100% satisfied.
I did the missing „BREAKDOWN“ sticker with the Corgi dog for it on myself.

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