Matchbox- Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann Ghia



In 1952, an English engineer named Jack Odell was faced with a problem when his young daughter told him that kids were only allowed to bring a toy to school if it was small enough to fit inside of a—you guessed it—match box.

Tapping into his experience making die-cast car parts (and not wanting to disappoint his daughter), Jack scaled down the realistic details of a life-size steamroller into a toy that fit into the palm of his daughter’s hand—and, of course, a match box.

The rest is history.

Matchbox soon became one of the most popular die-cast car brands on the planet, and we continue to uphold the highest standards for making realistic vehicles that give kids the freedom to explore the world

Matchbox Metal Car:

Age Range: 3 years and older

Matchbox vehicles are favorites of collectors, car enthusiasts and racing fans of all ages.

Each is designed in 1:64 scale with realistic details and authentic decos -- just like always.

Mini Collections are themed to tell a story about the cars in that collection, like rescue, racing, cartoons, super heroes and others.

With so many options, Matchbox vehicles make a great gift for kids and collectors of all ages.

Collectors, car enthusiasts and kids can build an epic collection and collect them all (each sold separately).