Volkswagen Ends Production Of Iconic ‘Hippie Bus’ In Brazil … — Volkswagen Kombi Bus

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Volkswagen Ends Production Of ‘Hippie Bus’ In Brazil

Celebrates The End Of An Era For The Iconic Kombi

Kombi owners in Brazil – and the world – are mourning the end of production of the bus, with some van holding an exhibition in Sao Bernado do Brazil earlier this to celebrate the unique car culture.

For it carried hippies to music and hauled surfboards to the beach, but now of the iconic Volkswagen Kombi – affectionately in the U.S. as the “bus” – to a halt later this

After 62 years, the German will finally stop the Kombi on December 20 in Brazil, the country in the world to manufacture the van and a where the unique-looking automobile has a cult following.

Without my I’d be lost, Paulo Veras, a beach vendor in Rio de and Kombi owner told the I’ve been using it for and there’s nothing else can really do the same job.

Brazil’s environmental and safety – especially those mandating every vehicle in the country has air and anti-lock brakes – have put the brakes on the Kombi production. But as a gesture of thanks to the Latin nation, Volkswagen is offering a edition Kombi to buyers and

Sporting a hefty $43,000 tag, the 1,200 Kombi will be available later month and feature powder-blue and a trim evoking the 1960s.

Kombi owners in Brazil – and the world – are mourning the end of production of the bus, with some van holding an exhibition in Sao Bernado do Brazil earlier this to celebrate the unique car culture.

Originally known as the Type 2 – it was Volkswagen’s second automobile the famed Beetle – the van took off in in the United States during the and 1970s. Advertising slogans the cheap van as “a way of life,” and hippies the globe bought the ticket and the ride.


“The van represents freedom. It has a and charm lacking in other It’s about the open about bringing smiles to faces when they see an old VW van along,” Damon Ristau, of the documentary film “The

In the so-called developing world – as throughout much of Africa and America – Kombi production well into the 21st as its stripped-down, basic design and of manufacture made it ideal for vendors and business owners to goods.

In Brazil, the Kombi has functioned as a food cart, a postal a military transport vehicle and as a modified hearse.

We still more than 2,000 a month, said Volkswagen’s Manager Carlos Leite, that Brazil is losing an but not replacing it with anything.

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