After 17 years in production, the VW T1 Transporter was getting rather long in the tooth and ever morecompetitors were trying to secure a place in the lucrative small transporter market. So it was that, in August 1967, Volkswagen 1967 presented the second generation of the VW Transporter, the T2. Comparedto its predecessor, the T1, the T2 was a complete and thorough-going new development. With its newlydeveloped 1.6 litre engine, delivering a powerful 47 hp, its revised independent suspension and an elaborate,double-jointed, semi-trailing arm axle, the T2 had extraordinarily docile handling, well able to hold its ownwith contemporaneous private cars. With its „new face“ - the continuous windscreen, the Volkswagen T2was able to continue, without interruption, the VW Transporter success story begun in 1950. The VWT2a models of the Schuco Edition 1:18 have numerous elaborate details, such as opening doors and flaps.Opening the engine compartment reveals a detailed scale representation of the 1.6-litre engine. In the caseof the VW T2a Camping Bus, equipped with a folding roof, even the camping roof can be opened to showan exact reproduction of the camping equipment in the interior.
Warning: Collectors model. Not suitable for children under 14 years.