The Volkswagen T2a (a term used for Type 2 vans made before 1971) also went by various names such as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus. As the second generation model, the T2a also became popular among the business class because of her reliability and space. People used them as recreational campers and rock stars used them for moving from city to city.
A Soapbox car is a type of model that uses gravity to surge ahead. Normally the car is pushed from uphill and because of gravity, the car lunges forward at high speeds that sometimes cross 150 km/hr. The person reaching the downhill point in the shortest time is declared the winner.
Originally built of out soapbox crates standing on roller skate wheels for recreational racing, today’s soapbox cars (also known as gravity racing cars) are made of lighter materials such as fibreglass, aluminium, etc.
This scale model in metal is a rendition of an actual Volkswagen T2a model accommodating 2 soapbox cars.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3.5|