M2 Machines is excited to introduce their HOBBY EXCLUSIVE – “Mooneyes Liquid Gold Collection”. Heading this August EXCLUSIVLY to our Hobby Dealers Nationwide is a Mooneyes themed series of 6 castings and 1 chase piece that will not be available in our largest of retail dealers. The only way to obtain pieces or the full set will be through our National Hobby Dealers network. The release will be packed in cases of 48 with 1 guaranteed chase per master case.
1959 VW Microbus Deluxe U.S.A. Model *The Top is Gloss Black *The Interior is Gray Plastic
New from M2 Machines, the T1 Coca Cola version. M2 machines writes : Attention all Coca-Cola M2 Machines fans it’s time to quench your thirst for more great themed pieces as the next 1:64th scale Coca-Cola release is about to make its way to market. Release 52500-YR02 delivers a Yellow and Red themed collection of casting. This set is built different than its predecessors as it is 6-piece collection; 3 castings each offered in a standard and chase version. You will find these and other new M2 Machines releases making their way to hobby dealers and retail partners locations next month. Be sure to keep an eye out for the 1953 Beetle Super Chase version of the set.
Under the guise of a Volkswagen Transporter is hidden an official Porsche model. It was first and foremost thanks to the Dakar that this steroid-fuelled Combi was born. Porsche wanted to win the race but needed assistance vehicles.
They set their sights on the T3 Synchro present in the Volkswagen range. It was fitted with a new box, new brakes, a Flat-6 Porsche engine with 230 horsepower and was named the B32.
Two copies were produced for the competition. Porsche decided to go one step further by producing a very limited civilian version (no more than 9 units) between 1984 and 1985. The rumor has it that they were more expensive than a 911.
Made by Ottomobile in scale 1:18 and available in july 2019.(No. OST327) Limited to 1,500 pcs.
Quickly following the release of HS01 is release HS02 in the new M2 Machines Hobby Exclusive series (32500-HS02). The set, one standard release and a more elusive chase piece is cast from our 1960 VW Delivery Van. This VW is outfitted with USA bumpers, driver side ladder and roof rack that are all blacked out. The two -tone Ruby Red over White paint scheme enhances the EMPI graphics on the truck. This pair will be shipping in September to dealers. From the chase car only 300 pcs.
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.
Limited edition from the Corgi Vanguards serie in scale 1:43. Only 1,500 made worldwide.