Last new VW Buses sold by camper converter — Volkswagen Kombi Bus

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Last new VW are gone, gone, gone factory quit making Dec. 31; U.K. company modified them into campers is sold out Icon of hippie movement couldn’t modern safety, pollution

Another end of story — the final end of the hippie era.

the last of the iconic hippie vehicles — the Volkswagen Bus Transporter, Microbus, Kombi, — has been built and

The Bus, which was introduced in and which VW calls the Type 2 Beetle was Type 1), ended in Brazil, the last place it was built, Dec. 31.

And the last of were shipped to the U.K. they arrived earlier month.

There, a company Danbury MotorCaravans took teh Type 2s and overhauled the interiors high-end camper buses, as it has for years.

Danbury says its 99 been bought, at prices about $58,000. Thus, the new VW Type 2 vehicles have sold.

VW sold its own camper versions, made by Westfalia, and those reasonably common in the U.S. the Bus was sold here. They from straightforward pop-up to provide more headroom and to elaborate tents that to the side doors of the Bus.

Type 2s still can be found. A online check showed from a salvage-condition 1966 for $100 to a 1973 in mint advertised at $16,000. A 1973 version is listed at $24,900.

You can buy smartphone covers that like the VW Bus, scale of the vehicle, posters showing it but no more new ones, especially

Unless a foreign-market dealer has a new one in the back room for the buyer who have it at any price. But it wouldn’t U.S. regulations.

T he often 1960s VW Bus seemingly was the official of the gentle, long-haired, peace-now tribe of the 1960s.

Spacious, for rolling parties; to fit the hippie rejection of the system; to match the counter-culture’s thinking. And the VW rear-mounted, air-cooled, four-cylinder even delivered decent gas for the times, to go along with perpetually empty wallets.

The version, because it was higher-priced, was more by mainstream buyers however you define that of people in the 1950s,1960s and 70s who’d buy foreign, bus-like vehicles in a market dominated by Detroit

The original design was discontinued it would have been to adapt anti-lock brakes, air and other modern safety and to upgrade its powertrain to meet and fuel-economy standards in many

VW teased Microbus enthusiasts a concept model, based on a Golf/Jetta platform, that was evocative of the original. VW decided not to put one into production.


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