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Volkswagen to end production of Camper Van

Date: 01/10/2013 14:32:52
Category: Caravan and motorhome tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Volkswagen has halted production of its iconic Camper Van, putting an end to 63 years of history.

What critics would regard as the company's best-loved vehicle was first introduced to the camping world in 1950, but it didn't find fame until the 1960s.

From there it was used a symbol of alternative lifestyle - the van's place in hippy culture further enhancing its cult status and even earning it a feature on 'Scooby Doo' as the 'Mystery Machine'.

Sporting a purpose-built design, a raising bar for comfort as well as superior performance and safety over its competitors, the Camper Van was a leader in its class for years. 

Furthermore, as the design was so basic, Volkswagen was able to create 90 different body combinations of the model over its first five years in production. These vehicles are now expected to become even more collectable as, according to autoexpress.co.uk,  the company has decided to cease production of its vehicle in Brazil later this year.

Volkswagen will attempt to preserve the legacy by bringing out a line of new camping vehicles, but owners of the older versions may now see more benefit in providing vehicle tracking software for their highly sought-after assets.

Mirror.co.uk says this group includes known figures like Martin Clunes and Formula 1 racing driver Jenson Button, who have both been pictured with their own camper vans.  

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