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Although LEGO (Leg godt, which is Danish for 'play well') is very well known for their plastic building blocks, there was a time in which they also made car- and truckmodels. The first models were made out of wood, and later on LEGO combined wood and plastic to produce these larger models. Eventually LEGO started making near 87th scale models, which are, considered LEGO started making them in 1955, very well detailed, most of them have windows and some of the models even have seperate headlight inserts made from clear plastic. LEGO stopped making them in 1968/1969.

 

Part of an old Dutch LEGO flyer Part of an English catalogue page (1965)

All models were made from coloured ABS plastic, the wheels were made of steel. The VW Bugs (#260, 261 and 661) however,  were made in a different kind of clear plastic and then painted. The carmodels were sold together with garages from 1961 to 1964, and seperately from 1964-1967. All carmodels are in 1/85, all trucks in 1/90 and finally model #258, a VW Bus is in 1/80 scale.

Model listing

Cat# 1955-1959 Cat# 1960-1970

Model

Description / Print

Years manufactured

250 1250 Bedford A3LC Tanktruck Esso Extra Motor Oil 1955-1963
251 1251 Bedford A3LC Esso Extra Motor Oil 1955-1963
252 1252 Hanger for 1251 / 251 Esso Extra Motor Oil 1955-1963
253 1253 Bedford A3LC Tipper - 1955-1963
254 1254 Hanger for 1253 / 253 - 1955-1963
255 1255 Bedford A3LC Firetruck / ladder 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 Bus No windows 1957-1961
258 658 VW Transporter   Small rear window 1962-1967
259 659 VW Transporter - 1962-1967
260 - Volkswagen 1200 Small rear window 1957-1962
260 - Volkswagen 1200 Bigger rear window, big LEGO logo on the bottom 1957-1962
261 - Volkswagen 1200 Small rear window, packed in 'garage' 1962-1964
- 661 Volkswagen 1200 Bigger rear window, big LEGO logo, packed in 'garage' 1965-1967
262 662 Opel Olympia Rekord P1 - 1961-1967
263 663 ? 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 bottomplate with 'LEGO' logo. ?
- 601 Morris Marina 1100   - 1966-1968
- 603 CitroŽn DS19   - 1965-1968
- 605 FIAT 1800   - 1965-1968
- 607 Volkswagen Samba Bus - 1965-1968
- 649 Mercedes LPS322  truck/tanktrailer Two different printversions, 'SHELL' and 'Shell' 1966-1968
- 650 Mercedes LPS322 truck/tanktrailer 'Esso' 1964-1965
- 651 Mercedes LP322   Picture of a globe and the text 'transport' , removable roof 1964-1968
- 652 Mercedes LP322 plus hanger Picture of a globe, text 'transport', removable roof on both truck and hanger 1964-1968
- 653 Mercedes LP322 - 1964-1968
- 654 Mercedes LP322 plus hanger - 1964-1968
- 655 Mercedes LP322 Firetruck / ladder 1964-1968
- 656 Mercedes LP322 Towtruck 1964-1968
- 657 Mercedes LPS322 'Interfrigo', removable roof, one axle 1964-1965
- 657 Mercedes LPS322 Frozen foods signs, removable roof, two axles 1965-1968


LEGO Ford Taunus 17M

Some of the normal building blocks sets also contained one of the models:

Packing#

Builds

Carmodels

Years manufactured
306 Volkswagen Garage two WW 1200 (260) 1957-1963
307 Volkswagen Dealership two VW 1200 (260) 1957-1963
308 Firestation Bedford Firetruck / ladder (255) 1957-1961
310 Esso Service station Bedford Tanktruck (250) 1957-1966
325 Shell Service station Mercedes LPS322 (649) 1967-1970

The models were also sold in sets:

Set#

Contains models

Years manufactured
695 263 - 263 - 603 - 658 - 661 - 665 1965-1969
696 603 - 658 - 661 - 664 - 665 - 666 1965-1969
698 601 - 603 - 603 - 605 - 658 - 659 - 659 - 661 - 664 - 666 - 667 - 668 1965-1969
699 649 - 651 - 652 - 653 - 654 - 655 - 656 - 657 1965-1969

There were also several sets of accessories:

Cat# 1955-1959 Cat# 1960-1966

Decription

Years manufactured
1200 200 Playground 'City', plastic 1955-1966
1200M 200B Playground ' City', cardboard (Masonite) 1955-1966
1248 230 Trees and bushes, seven assorted 1955-1965
1247 231 Esso Service station 1955-1965
1240 - Traffic signs, eight assorted 1955-1959
1241 - Traffic signs, eight assorted 1955-1959
- 232 Traffic signs, sixteen assorted 1960-1965
- 233 Streetlights, 4 pieces 1959-1965
- 270 5 cyclists (motor, scooter, bike, sidecar) ?
- 271 4 traffic policemen, a traffic light and a traffic cone ?
- 489 Traffic signs, fourteen assorted 1966-1968
- 490 Trees and bushes, nine assorted 1966-1968
- 491 Shell Service station 1966-1968


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