Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bay-window years

They don't make them like they used too - series

The Kombi is the VW Bus that I have seen more often when I was a kid.
The name even became a house-hold name during the 70’s and was highly popular.

I’m very fond of these two versions of the Bay-window (VW T2) bus.
The early version as modeled by that of Matchbox, from their Superfast transitional years.
Note the front signal markers lights located below the headlamps.

Tail lights are smaller, similar to that of the T1 bus

The latter version’s as done quite well by Tomica, from their F-Series range.
Note the front signal markers lights were located along side the headlamps.

taillights are now larger.

I’m not sure though, which exact model year were these 2 versions modeled after?
What is sure nonetheless, that these are my from my childhood era!


Jovet's Garage said...

Nice Kombis you've got here Erwin. I remember seeing a lot of them in the streets of Manila way back in the late 70s.

A mint Tomica version still eludes me though, maybe I'll get lucky this year.

komenda said...

Thanks Jovet :-)
Tomicas are soaring in prices at a much faster rate now. I really got lucky to have these for a relatively good bargain. I'm pretty sure you'll get that mint soon. Please share pics when you do. Best of luck and happy hunting :-)

BRIAN VESPA of Diecast Japan! said...

beautiful bus! I am also on the hunt for the old Lesney VW Camper van. very elusive and i know soon I'll be able to bag it. Mint in box items are very hard to source.

Nice examples you have there Erwin.

komenda said...

Thanks Brian :-)
We both are on the same hunt for that mint-boxed Lesney. I do have chipped examples of it, but always on the look out for the blemish free version.
Hope we get that soon :-) Happy hunting!