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Volkswagen Type 2 (1950)

Founded in 1937, Volkswagen AG is a German car manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Its holding company, the Volkswagen Group, was created in 1975 and is now the second-largest automaker in the world.

Launched in 1950 and credited to Dutch Volkswagen importer Ben Pon, the iconic Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) was Volkswagen’s second car model. Following the Type 1 (Beetle), it was given the prosaic name ‘Type 2’, but it is commonly known as the Transporter, Kombi, Microbus, Bus or Camper. Volkswagen subcontracted the modifications to Westfalia-Werke, who started converting buses into camper vans in 1951. The iconic ‘pop-top’ package, as pictured above, was added later, and became very popular on the second-generation VW Bus from 1968 to 1979.

Below is a picture of the first generation Type 2:

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