At the end of 2013, Volkswagen ceased production of the Type 2, known around the world by several names: Transporter, Kombi, or Microbus, Bus or Camper. The Type 2 has been in continuous production since 1950, a remarkable 63 years.
This vehicle is an icon. It followed the Beetle, officially known as the Type 1, as Volkswagen’s second automobile. While sales in the United States ended years ago, production continued elsewhere. The last Kombi rolled off the line in Brazil on December 20.
Volkswagen put together a great little video dedicated to the Type 2’s life, legacy and importance. If you’ve ever felt any connection to or have even seen a Type 2 on the road, I encourage you watch this. It is one of the greatest tribute videos I’ve ever seen.