Mooneyes loves to deliver their parts in style, so what better way to do that then in their own full-scale Mooned-out delivery van. The 1960 Volkswagen Delivery Van you are about to see is based off a real full-scale piece the Mooneyes brand owns. This van is rolling on a lowered Chassis, Team 3 5-spoke wheels and features low profile tires; replicating it 1:1 scale twin to near perfection. Keep your eyes peeled for her chase version rolling on blacked out rims and lower trim and yellow tinted glass.
Included in the 1:24 scale Release MOON 02 – is the following casting:
1960 VW Delivery Van *The Top is Light Gray *The Bottom is Light Blue *The Interior is Gray
Chase Car:1960 VW Delivery Van *The Top is Light Gray *The Bottom is Light Blue *The Interior is Gray
Since this is a Chase Car all the Trim, Bumpers & Rims are now Black Chrome *Windows are Clear Yellow *The Interior is Yellow LIMITED PRODUCTION WORLD WIDE – 500 pieces
The Type 2 modelled was originally registered in Arizona, USA, and owned for many years by mechanic and Bonneville record holder Steve Hobbs. After a prolonged period in dry storage it was recommissioned by VW Type 2 specialist Douglas Denlinger, of Transporter Restorations, Arizona, who found it to be amazingly original, very solid and totally undamaged; although it was later resprayed in the USA. It was imported into the UK in 2005 by enthusiast Will McLaughlin who nicknamed it ‘Sandy’ because it was still full of Arizona sand, and fitted the camper interior. Current owner, West Midlands-based Steve Smith, bought it in 2011 and is an active member of the Split Screen Van Club. The history of the VW Type 2 starts with Dutch dealer Ben Pons, the first agent outside of Germany to sell VWs, who in 1947 drew sketch of a Lieferwagen (light delivery van) that he saw a market for in Holland. VW’s engineers worked on the concept and displayed the first vans in 1949. Great attention was given to the aerodynamics because of the engine’s low power and, using the wind tunnel at the technical University in Braunschweig, engineers lowered the original prototype’s drag coefficient of 0.75 to 0.48 by introducing the V-shaped front. Production commenced in 1950 and other variants such as pick-ups, campers and buses were soon available. The ‘split-window’ was produced until 1967, by which time 1,477,330 had been made.
M2 Machines diecast collectibles continues to deliver “Details Like No Other” as seen right here in the upcoming Auto-Thentics VW06 (32500-VW06) collection. You might remember a similar set that was a Walmart Exclusive Collection a few months back; well this release is the second half of the vehicles used in that advertising campaign. VP of Design and automotive historian Sean Taylor dug deep into the archives of Volkswagen a while back, and found an advertising campaign titled “The Owner’s Viewpoint” which portrayed Volkswagen Delivery Vans as business vehicles showcasing a multitude of uses. Thanks to M2 Machines and Sean Taylor more classic print ad vehicles are coming to life in 3-dimensional diecast as the release is shipping now to our hobby dealers and Retail partners nationwide.
Pez fans are going to be excited, as a new M2 Machines Auto-Haulers special insert set is heading exclusively to Walmart’s now. The duo includes a regular release of 3,000 pieces and a even more limited chase version of 600 pieces.
The 1969 Dodge L600 and 1960 VW Delivery Van pair are skinned in a light Pink with Dark Pink stripes and feature original PEZ art. The chase version is separated by their Blue interiors, clear pink windows and clear pink tires. Start to keep an eye out now as they are already beginning to arrive on shelves. Happy Hunting.
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