Dreamcar - this is truly beauty in design

If I ever was a rich man, and could collect cars as a hobby, this would be one of the first one’s I would try to obtain. It’s a VW Transporter with double front windows, able to be opened. If a car like this became available, it should be the earlier version with the double window.†


As far as I believe, the first generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 had the split windshield, and was informally called the Microbus, Splitscreen, or Splittie among modern fans. This version was produced from 8th of March 1950 through the end of the 1967 model year.


The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a panel van introduced in 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model. Following - and initially deriving from Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1 (Beetle) - it was given the factory designation Type 2.


As one of the forerunners of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the Type 2 gave rise to forward control competitors in the United States in the 1960s, including the Ford Econoline, the Dodge A100, and the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan, the latter adopting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. European competition included the 1960s FF layout Renault Estafette and the FR layout Ford Transit.


Like the Beetle, the van has received numerous nicknames worldwide, including the "microbus", "minibus",†and, because of its popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, "Hippie van”.


Brazil contained the last factory in the world that produced the T2. Production in Brazil ceased on December 31, 2013, due to the introduction of more stringent safety regulations in the country.†This marks the end of an era with the rear-engine Volkswagens manufactured (after the 2002 termination of its T3 successor in South Africa), which first originated in 1935 with their Type 1 prototypes.


I saw there was one posted on the Norwegian second hand website finn.no about a year ago: totally refurbished and restored, but it was priced at 300.000 NOK. It was beautiful - and I’m sure that whomever bought it, would be a very proud owner.†



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