Photographer's Note

With much elegance and health, the main icon of the automobile industry, the Kombi, arrives at the 50 uninterrupted years of production in Brazil. Produced in the plant of So Bernardo do Campo since 1957, it counts on a historical trajectory and without precedents and congregates numbers that translate the respect and the undisputed leadership in the market segment.

Born in bossa nova era, was protagonist of the hippie movement of the sixties, lived the years of the dictatorship, the militarism and attended the birth of the Brazilian democracy. n all these years, the Kombi witnessed the closing and the opening of the market of vehicles.

Camouflaged of pastry shop, Post offices, school bus transport, among others, the Kombi always preserved the attributes of the first vehicle of Brazil, and certainly the best cost-benefit of the category.

As none another vehicle of the national market, it fulfills an important paper in the development of small businesses, as well as is indispensable in the transport of load/passengers of larger companies. The Kombi is the vehicle most diligent of the history of Brazil besides being an icon of the history of the automobile and the world pop.

Another names: Rugbrod in Dennamark, Barndoor in USA, JunaKeula na Finland, Bulli in Germany and Papuga in Poland. And some nicknames: Hector in Canada, Breadloafs in Brazil, USA and UK, Klaippari in Finland, Hipisowka in Poland and Kombi, really, in Australia.


In image, one model of VW Kombi 1975, working in all 33 years old.

See a WS-1 (1957 model) and WS-2 (2008 model).

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Additional Photos by Lucas Vieira (lucasgalodoido) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6049 W: 190 N: 7835] (27698)
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