Jinkies! Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine Van has a groovy interior
Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you? The answer is apparently Walden, New York, because that’s where you can buy this kitsch Mystery Machine tribute van. Asking price is $11,500.
The exterior of the van has the blue and green color scheme with orange flowers like the Mystery Machine from the original Scooby-Doo cartoon. The painted wheels also have the flower pattern in the center. To add to the kitschy look, the owner has decals showing Velma and Daphne on the large driver’s side window. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo look out the back doors. Fred is left out. The seller notes that the pumpkin is no longer on the roof.
Opening the side door is where things get even crazier. There’s bright green shag carpet on the floor and super fuzzy purple upholstery for the seats and dash. An orange sofa with purple trim provides a place to sit. The back bed has a green mattress, a purple pillow and a Scooby-Doo blanket.
To add to the theme, Scooby-Doo memorabilia decorates the interior. Framed comics hang on the wall and the base of the bed. Posters showing the cast also hang on the wall. Cartoon characters are also on the carpet.
The base vehicle for the Mystery Machine homage is a 1978 Ford Econoline. Power comes from an inline-six engine that runs through a four-speed manual gearbox. The seller reports that it cruises at 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) with no issues. The owner has driven the van approximately 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) over the past few months.
The listing clearly indicates that there are some issues with the van. there are no wipers. The seller says it looks like the wiper motor is working, though. The passenger mirror does not stay in place and there are some bubbles in the paint. The exhaust manifold should be replaced at some point.
You’re sure to grab attention driving down the road as a tribute to a vehicle from a cartoon franchise with decades of diverse series on the air. To get the perfect vibe, travel with a brown Great Dane in the passenger seat.