Volkswagen (VW) T2 Type 2 Bus 1972 1/24 Diecast Metal Model by Welly

$ 21.99

1972 Volkswagen Type 2 T2 Bus. 1:24 scale diecast collectible model car. This T2 Bus measures 6.75" long, 2.5" wide and 3" high. It has openable passenger door & rear hatch. The seats/benches inside are visible and molded quite accurately. Hub cabs have the VW logo embossed and the tires are made of rubber. The headlights, taillights, turn signals, side view mirrors and chrome bumpers add nice and realistic details.
 
What makes this model interesting is the sliding door. It looks just like the real thing and it closes/opens tightly. The way it operates is by a little lever/pin that protrudes from the bottom of the bus.
 
The models we have are the ones that come in a display tray box of 4 models per box (The type of box that would be on a counter in a store). These are not the models that come in individual window box. So they will be shipped wrapped in bubble wrap and packing material (they will be better protected than an in an individual window box). By forgoing the individual window box, the price can be set about two dollars lower and that price difference goes to you (not me). The other benefit is that there is less garbage since usually one would just throw the box away and the planet will come ahead with less waste.

The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the TransporterKombior Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a panel van introduced in 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model. Following - and initially deriving from Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1 (Beetle) - it was given the factory designation Type 2.[10]

As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the Type 2 gave rise toforward control competitors in the United States in the 1960s, including the Ford Econoline, theDodge A100, and the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan, the latter adopting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. European competition included the 1960s FF layout Renault Estafette and the FR layout Ford Transit.

Like the Beetle, the van has received numerous nicknames worldwide, including the "microbus", "minibus",[11] and, because of its popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, "Hippie van".

Brazil contained the last factory in the world that produced the T2. Production in Brazil ceased on December 31, 2013, due to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations in the country.[9]This marks the end of an era with the rear-engine Volkswagens manufactured (after the 2002 termination of its T3 successor in South Africa), which first originated in 1935 with their Type 1 prototypes.

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