The Type 3 was an attempt by Volkswagen to shift the perception of the public from the Beetle (Type 1) to a newly designed model.
Having the same 4-cylinder rear positioned engine, this Volkswagen model with a 1.5 litre engine was called VW 1500. Later, a 1.6 litre engine was installed and called VW 1600 L. Launched during an 1961 Auto show, the public soon liked this new model, but, it still fell short of the numbers that the VW Beetle had achieved.
This model was made in Germany and distant Brazil. CKDs were also shipped to Australia to be assembled there.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|