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2013-09-26 10:42

TRIBUTE TO AN ICON: Wheels24 reader ROBIN KNIGHTON says his 1974 Baywindow Kombi “turns heads wherever it goes.” Image: ROBIN KNIGHTON


Wheels24 reader ROBIN KNIGHTON showcases his 1974 Baywindow Kombi affectionately known as Nara. Check out his Kombi towing his 1982 fleetline caravan!

It's the end of the road for the iconic Volkswagen hippie van as production of the Kombi ceases in its last bastion - Brazil. In September 2013, Wheels24 reported that production of the legendary Kombi will end on December 31.

Safety regulations mandate that every vehicle in Brazil must have air bags and anti-lock braking systems starting in 2014, and the automaker said it cannot change production to meet the law.

In response to our article, Wheels24 readers emailed us to showcase their Kombis in tribute.

Gallery: Wheels24 readers' VW Kombis


Wheels24 reader ROBIN KNIGHTON tells us about “Nara” - his 1974 VW Baywindow Kombi:

“Read your great article on the VW kombi and would like to share with you a photo of our 1974 Baywindow Kombi named "Nara" towing our 1982 fleetline caravan.

We have had it since February 2013. It was purchased from the original owner who has had the Kombi when it was brand new.

The Kombi is lots of fun to drive and really turns heads wherever it goes.

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