Plastic LEGO model cars

These small vehicles were issued in the 1950's and 1960's to compliment the LEGOģ sets which could be used to build Houses, Churches shops etc , and remained in production util they were replaced by LEGOLANDģ vehicles in the early seventies . Before the plastic cars were introduced LEGO made large scale models of vehicles from Wood and plastic , such as a gas tanker, the cab was plastic and the tanker was wood , also in a larger scale were a series of VW Beetles made for sale at VW Garages in Germany in the 1950's , this is roughly 1/50 scale. LEGO made the small 1:87 scale cars until 1968/1969.

All models were made of coloured ABS plastic, the wheels were made of steel. The Volkswagen Beetles (number 260/261 and 661) were made of transparant plastic and were painted after moulding. LEGO established its own Molding department in Billund in 1953 Ė in 1959 it moved to Vejle and got the name LEGO Form, with 23 employees.  LEGO could not produce all the needed LEGO forms themself and ordered forms for some of the small LEGO Model cars by an Moulding company in Stuttgart. Their contact in the Stuttgart company was Walter Kohler. In 1958 LEGO Werkzeugbau was established in Hohenwestedt, Walter Kohler was appointed manager of the company.  In 1959 there were 22 employees. In 1959 a cooperation with British Celanese LTE in Wrexham was established. In the sixties they produced the LEGO forms for Jaguar and Vauxhall.

 

 

Artikel# 1955-1969

Artikel#

1960-1970

 Model

Picture

Description / Print:

Produced from/ to

250 1250 Bedford A3LC Tanktruck Esso Extra Motor Oil 1955-1963
251 1251 Bedford A3LC Esso Extra Motor Oil 1955-1963
252 1252 Trailer for 1251 / 251 Esso Extra Motor Oil 1955-1963
253 1253 Bedford A3LC dumptruck 1955-1963
254 1254 Trailer for 1253 / 253 1955-1963
255 1255 Bedford A3LC Firetruck / ladder truck 1955-1963
256 1256 Bedford A3LC   Towtruck 1955-1963
257 1257 Bedford A3LC Lego Transport 1955-1963
258 VW Transporter  No windows 1957-1961
258 VW Van No windows  1957-1961
258 658 VW Transporter   Small backwindow 1962-1967
259 659 VW Transporter 1962-1967
260 Volkswagen 1200 Small backwindow 1957-1962
260 Volkswagen 1200 Big backwindow, Big LEGO logo on the bottom 1957-1962
261 Volkswagen 1200 Small backwindow, sold in a garage. 1962-1964
661 Volkswagen 1200 Big backwindow, Big LEGO logo on the bottom, sold in a garage 1965-1967
262 662 Opel Olympia Rekord P1 1961-1967
263 Ford Taunus 17M 1961-1963
264 664 Mercedes-Benz 220S 1962-1967
265 665 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1962-1967
266 666 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1962-1967
267 667 Volkswagen 1500   1962-1967

268

668

Ford Taunus 17M Super

 

1962-1967

? 670 Jaguar E-type   ?
? 671 Vauxhall Victor Estate   Picture of the bottomplate with LEGO logo. ?
601 Morris Marina 1100   1966-1968
603 CitroŽn DS19   1965-1968
605 FIAT 1800   1965-1968
607 Volkswagen Samba Van 1965-1968
649 Mercedes LPS322  truck/tanktrailer  

Two different prints: 'SHELL' and 'Shell' 1966-1968
650 Mercedes LPS322 truck/tanktrailer 'Esso' 1964-1965
651 Mercedes LP322   Print with a globe and text 'transport', removeble roof 1964-1968
652 Mercedes LP322 and trailer Print with a globe and text 'transport', removeble roof both truck and trailer. 1964-1968
653 Mercedes LP322 1964-1968
654 Mercedes LP322 and trailer 1964-1968
655 Mercedes LP322 Firetruck / ladder truck 1964-1968
656 Mercedes LP322 Towtruck 1964-1968
657 Mercedes LPS322 Text 'interfrigo', removeble roof, one axle 1964-1965
657 Mercedes LPS322 Pictures of frozen food, removeble roof, two axles 1965-1968

 

1958 1959 1961 1963 1964 1965/1966

Bedford

VW Van

VW Beetle

Opel Rekord

Ford Taunus 17m de Luxe

Mercedes 220S

VW Karmann Ghia

VW 1500

Mercedes 190SL

Ford 17m

Mercedes Benz Trucks

Mercedes Benz models

Jaguar E-Type

Vauxhall Victor Estate Car

CitroŽn DS 19

Fiat 1800

Morris 1100

 

Accessoires

Trees

Tankstations

Policeman

Bikes/Motorbikes

Trafficsigns

Lamppost

Flags

Roadplates