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N Scale - Wiking - 093201 - Truck, Volkswagen, T1/T2 Transporter - Volkswagen - VW T1 Box Van

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Stock Number 093201
Original Retail Price 9.99€
Brand Wiking
Manufacturer Wiking
Body Style Wiking Vehicle Miscellaneous
Prototype Vehicle Truck, Volkswagen, T1/T2 Transporter (Details)
Road or Company Name Volkswagen (Details)
Road or Reporting Number VW T1 Box Van
Paint Color(s) Pastel Turquoise & Creme White
Release Date 2018-08-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Van
Model Subtype Passenger
Model Variety Volkswagen T1
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era EU Epoch III (1945 - 1970)
Years Produced 1949 - 1975
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4006190932011

Specific Item Information: Cream white body with pastel green lower section. Interior agate grey, chassis black. Headlamps and VW logo silver. Tail lights imprinted red. Year manufacture 1963-67

Prototype History:
The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US), Camper (UK) or Bulli (Germany), is a forward control light commercial vehicle 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.

The original 1950s VW Transporter was named the 'T1', although it is also commonly known as the 'Splitscreen' or 'Splittie' (due to the split windscreen) and the 'Microbus'. The unique and distinctive Split-Screen design only features on the Type 2 T1 model. The two separate windscreens create a 'vee' shape at the front of the vehicle and was introduced to improve the aeordynamics. Early versions of the VW T1 featured a very large rear engine cover and, subsequently, they were often referred to as the 'Barndoor'. The design was changed in 1955. In the 1990s, VW retrospectively named this early model as the T1a.

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

Brazil contained the last factory in the world that produced the T2 series of Type 2, which ceased production on 31 December 2013, due to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations in the country. This (after the 2002 termination of its T3 successor in South Africa) marked the end of the era of rear-engine Volkswagens, which originated in 1935 with their Type 1 prototypes.

Road Name History:
Volkswagen , shortened to VW (German: [ˈfaʊ̯ˈveː]), is a German automaker founded on 28 May 1937 by the German Labour Front under Adolf Hitler and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016.

Volkswagen is German for "people's car", and the company's current international advertising slogan is just "Volkswagen", a reference of the name's meaning.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Friedrich Karl Peltzer was born on February 5, 1903 in Berlin. As the son of an officer of the Kaiserliche Marine [Imperial German Navy], he encountered seafaring at a very early age. Therefore it is no great surprise that he was soon interested in model shipbuilding. He impressed friends and family with his astounding dexterity and attention to detail. It was the starting point for an aspiring company, whose foundation admittedly still took almost three decades longer.

Friedrich Peltzer is a publisher who issues the magazine “Das Tier” [The Animal]. However, the year 1932 became the year of vocational change for him. Professional model making kicks off in this year. A short time later, Peltzer sells his magazine and book publishing house to concentrate on model making. It was to become the route to success. The profession evolved from Friedrich Karl Peltzer’s beloved hobby develops - WIKING-Modellbau has taken its initial steps, initial ship models using the company’s preferred scale of 1:1250 arise from the first forms. Friedrich Peltzer states the foundation year himself – the young company waited a while before making an entry in the companies register.

Currently, Wiking is located at SIKU//WIKING Modellwelt Schlittenbacher Str. 56a 58511 Lüdenscheid, Germany. They produce plastic vehicle models in various scales of very high quality.

Item created by: CNW400 on 2021-05-12 09:58:51. Last edited by gdm on 2021-08-22 08:33:07

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