In 1876, Christian Götz founded the Company Christian Götz. In 1906 the Company was taken over by his son Konrad Götz and the Company was renamed GÖSO: Christian Götz & Sohn GmbH. They produced doll houses and toys to play with in the sand, but also military tin toys. After WW2, they produced tin toys as well as plastic toys. In 1972, the Company was bought by the WADER firm.

Probably one of the earliest existing tin toys produced of the VW Kombi, Panel Van and Pickup. It has nice body details with colorful lithograph artwork and designs. The Panel Van and Kombi had double side doors but these GÖSO Busses had only one large door that opened, probably to save manufacturing costs.  All the VW Busses are “barn door” style representing a pre-1955 era, despite being produced thought the 1960s. The probably rarest version is the Circus Bus with license plate No 410. Also a Panel Van for the German QUELLE Company, a catalogue warehouse, are seldom found. Still rare are the Post version and the ADAC version representing a German Automobile Association vehicle. They come either with a friction motor or key wound clockwork motor with rubber tires on metal rims. There were Finnish and Danish copies of the GÖSO VW Bus by the two toy manufacturers, HIHRA (based in Turku, Finland) and WITTROCK.

  • Manufacturer: GÖSO
  • Scale: 1/24
  • Length: 178mm
  • Production Era: 1950s - 1960s
  • Country: Germany
  • Materials: Tin Plate
  • Color: Various Lithograph Designs

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