Groovy Scooby van up for sale

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Scooby-Doo and the gang might be in your backyard. The iconic Mystery Machine has been driving around East Tennessee and now it's up for sale.

The owner can even talk like Shaggy.

"Like man, I was Shaggy for years," said Justin Webb, Owner of the Mystery Machine. "Like I'd eat Scooby snacks all over the place, man."

It might be hard to believe, but the Mystery Machine used to look like an old, beat-up van. It was covered in rust and was sitting in a backyard for six years.

"This is my child," said Webb. "I put every bit of love and sweat and blood and tears into this van and I really hate to see it go, but it's time."

It took Webb two years to complete, but he transformed it into a real-life Mystery Machine -- the ultimate groovy Scooby van. His goal is to make people smile.

"The goal was to really bring joy to all the people we met along the way, be that at gas stations or anywhere we stop," said Webb.

He goes to Children's Homes dressed as Shaggy, bringing Scooby and the whole gang along.

"There's nothing that compares to the smile of a child, especially when they get to meet that hero that they've seen on TV their entire lives," said Webb.

This isn't the end of the Mystery Machine. Webb is upgrading to a van that can accommodate more trips because he and the crew travel all over.

If you want the current van, it'll cost $5,000. He has invested $30,000 into it, but the engine has a cracked head.

Local 8 News reporter Dani Ruberti did a little digging and unfortunately, the life-size Scooby-Doo doesn't come with the purchase.

"Scooby-Doo is not included because it took us over a year and a half to find him," said Webb. "He's an old festival toy that we had to hunt down and re-stuff."

He wants to make sure it goes to the right home.

"I want her to go to a good family -- a family that's going to go around and visit people, as well, and not keep it in a garage somewhere," said Webb. "It needs to be out and visiting people and living the life it was made for -- living the dream."

He even has a room full of 3D printers, so he can make real life Scooby snacks.

Webb has a business called CosPlay Incorporated. He also goes around visiting people in a replica of a Jurassic Park car.

If you are interested in buying the Mystery Machine click the Related Links or email Justin at cosplayincorporated@gmail.com