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2014-04-11 08:41

FAREWELL KOMBI: VW’s iconic Kombi will be discontinued. Do you have Kombi memories to share? Image: VW

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It's the end of the road for the iconic Volkswagen hippie van as production of the Kombi ceases in its last bastion - Brazil. Wheels24 readers showcase their Kombis in tribute. Check out our reader images!

SAO PAULO, Brazil - In 2013, Wheels24 reported that Volkswagen will discontinue its Kombi.

Video: VW Kombi tribute

The VW Type 2 Kombi was created by Dutchman Ben Pon in the 1940's. He came up with what he called a combination of the "reliable mechanical set" of a Volkswagen Sedan and a light load vehicle.

The last Type 2 Kombi rolled off the assembly line in Brazil and to honour its heritage, VW compiled a video tribute of its icon.

END OF AN ERA

Adopted in Brazil, the name "Kombi" is an abbreviation of the German word Kombinationsfahrzeug - meaning "combined vehicle". In Germany the model was called VW Bus T1 (Transporter Number 1).

In recent years, despite the competition of bigger vans sold in the Brazilian market, the VW Type 2 was still the favourite among many people. From September 1957 to September 2013 over 1.5-million units were produced in the Sao Bernardo do Campo plant in Sao Paulo.

Do you have any images and/or stories of the legendary VW Kombi? Email us and we'll publish them on Wheels24

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