Scooby Doo ‘Mystery Machine’ Van: Freaky-Ford Friday

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1966 Ford Econoline Van Mystery Machine

Rut-roh! Custom Ford Econoline van is a groovy pop culture gem coming up on the auction block, August 2. 

We came cross this custom 1966 Ford Econoline van at Mecum Autions, built to recreate the famous “Mystery Machine” from Scooby Doo cartoons, and we thought “Zoinks!” This awesome van takes us back to Saturday mornings watching cartoons and eating Cap’n Crunch. Honestly, checking out this well crafted custom van, we kind of want it. Think of all the mysteries you could investigate; the haunted arcade, the haunted amusement park, the haunted roller rink. And maybe KISS or the Harlem Globetrotters might even show up and lend a hand! Okay, we might be getting carried away.

The Mystery Machine is being sold at Mecum Auctions upcoming Harrisburg, Pennsylvania sale on August 2-4. The 1966 Ford van was custom built by a true Scooby Doo fan, from the exterior paint job to the interior shag carpeting, this achieves true Scooby details, with a few modern upgrades to make it all that more appealing.

1966 Ford Econoline Van Mystery Machine

The van is powered by a 6-cylinder engine with 3-speed transmission. The engine could use a little TLC, but is in otherwise great condition. The interior gives a deep 1970s style, we’d expect nothing less. Inside it is a groovy explosion of custom shag carpeting, including the walls, with some fun fur on the dash. The seats have been re-upholstered in blue and orange vinyl. It’s a perfect place to chill out and enjoy some Scooby snacks, ‘Raggy!

1966 Ford Econoline Van Mystery Machine

The interior also has a mounted 30-inch flatscreen TV, a DVD player, and Scooby Doo memorabilia such as a lunchbox and Scooby Doo costume, because, why not.

1966 Ford Econoline Van Mystery Machine

If you are interested in the Mystery Machine, you can place your bid online at Mecum. And if you’re motivated, don’t hesitate, you don’t want to be cursing the new van owner yelling “I would have gotten it, if it wasn’t for you meddling kids!”

Images Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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S.J. Bryan is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online and Harley-Davidson Forums, among other auto sites.

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