Ernst Auwärter (from the family who started the famous German bus/coach brand NEOPLAN) branched out of the family business to focus on making smaller buses called minibuses.
Between 1960-1963, he constructed 24 buses out of Volkswagen Type 1 vans giving it a completely new look – roof with curvature and covered with tinted glass, tall side window glasses, a front windscreen that was fully curved. Not just that – even the roof was at a higher level and so a passenger could walk-in to his seat without bending.
With so much outside view these buses could have been used only for the tourists and so a travel operator from Switzerland brought them and used them for shuttling tourists.
Auwaerter called the bus Carlux as he wanted to give it a different identity than the popular VW T1.
A rare van collectible in resin.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Exclusive Edition models|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 408 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||8 x 4 x 3|
|Color||White / Blue|