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VW Kombi tribute

2013-09-25 10:56

TRIBUTE TO AN ICON: Wheels24 reader Wanda Foxcroft said: “I heard you guys wanted photos of Kombi's to mark the end of a 60 year production. So here is my 1971 Delux kombi.” Image: WANDA

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!

It carried hippies through the 1960s, hauled surfers in search of killer waves during endless summers and still serves as a workhorse across the world, but the long, strange trip of the Volkswagen van is coming to an end.


In September 2013, Wheels24 reported that Brazil was the last place in the world still producing the iconic vehicle, or "bus" as it's known by aficionados, but VW says production will end 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.

Gallery: Wheels24 readers' Kombis

Wheels24 asked our readers to send us images of their Kombis and created a gallery as a tribute to be VW van/camper/bus/greenhouse, whatever they all were or became.

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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