The End of the Kombi – and an era

Classic Driver - - NEWS & EVENTS -

De­cem­ber 31 not only marks the end of 2013, it is also the end of the long­est pro­duc­tion run in au­to­mo­tive his­tory.

VW have an­nounced that Brazil­ian pro­duc­tion of the VW type 2 (known to the rest of us as the Kombi) is to cease at the end of the year. First seen in 1949, the end of the Kombi also is the end of the rear-en­gined VW, a mere 78 years since the first KDF-Wa­gen hit the Au­to­bahn in 1935.

To farewell the world’s orig­i­nal peo­ple mover, the Kom­bined VW Own­ers Club of Welling­ton are hold­ing a farewell cruise/wake on 8 De­cem­ber and if you turn to page 52, Clas­sic Driver tries out a one fam­ily owner 1964 Kombi.

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