It’s not every day that we see icons like the Mystery Machine from the Scooby-Doo universe venturing through Cape Town, but it seems like the gang is hot on the case right here in the Mother City.
A TikTok user, @abstracttfairy captured the Mystery Machine on the move while Table Mountain stands proudly in the distance. Boasting the same iconic colours as the original van and even artwork of the show’s character’s on the back, the Cape Town version is almost an exact replica of the 1978 Volkswagen LT 40 with character Fred at the helm.
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Capetonians quickly found the sighting both humorous and adorable, with some commenting that they “would climb into that van easy, no need to offer me sweets,” others expressing that they “can’t believe this exists in my city and I’ve never seen it,” and some wondering why it’s always Cape Town that has such weird and wonderful moments. Some users pondered if it was simply a tricked-out taxi.
Although the origins of this van might be as mysterious as its inspiration, we can’t wait for another sighting. Who knows? Maybe the Bat Mobile will be next.
Picture: Screenshot from video