From 1950 to 1979, VW’s iconic T1 and T2 Kombi vans, known by most of us as the ‘hippie van’ or ‘microbus’, rocked our little world with its low entry fee, quirky looks, and efficient use of space. For those coming of driving age and music festival age in the years that came after were short for choices. It may have been the lack of the school bus-style steering wheel and driving position or the frenetic air-cooled four with about 50 horsepower, but the folks who drove these made the car what it is.
Sure VW offered up the larger and more refined T3 Vanagon and T4, and the Americans offered up larger vans for the money, but somehow the fun had gone away. In the same way that Volvo’s 850 never achieved the cult status that the 240 has, the Kombi may not always have offered einspritzer, but it has always had Fahrvergnügen. Despite previous attempts to keep it going, production has now finally ended in Brazil, feel free to check out the video after the jump.
By: Sawyer Sutton
Source: Volkswagen Brazil