It is VW Friday, so here is a look at another VW from Batch G.
The Kool Kombi is as good an indicator of how popular VW models are. I have a decent amount of luck finding models (I even find a Super TH occasionally), but it took several months for me to find one. I saw the regular TH from the batch, but never the Kombi. Finally a friend sent one my way, and I found another two buried deep in a 4-sided shipper at a grocery store. Folks like the Kombi.
I do too. Now I am not a VW expert, but the term “Kombi” refers to the Type 23 Bus, and that is the bus many Brazilians use to transport themselves and their cargo around. I rode in my share of Kombi’s while living in Brazil. I loved how you could look below the gas, brake, and clutch and see the street flying by below. I liked steering like a bus driver. I liked how you felt that if you leaned forward too much the whole vehicle would tilt face-first. Brazil should be seen in a Kombi.
So I don’t know what future versions of the Kool Kombi will look like, but Hot Wheels’ tribute to the Brazilian Bus in the 2013 version will be a very valued addition to the Lamley collection…
(Kool Kombis for sale…)
Hot Wheels Kool Kombi (2013 Basic Range recolor):