The Last Kombi – Things are quiet
Haven’t heard anything new about the faint possibility for the continuation of Kombi production. However, I did see a story that mentions slow sales for the Last Edition Kombi in Brazil, the run of 600 was doubled to 1200 to meet apparent demand. The high price tag for what is an economy vehicle means dealers still have some of the vans on their lots. If you want to work a deal with a salesman reports say you could get one for a little as USD $33,000, still that’s a lot more than the standard models sold for. In other news, Danbury Motor Caravans in England just sent out an email saying that they have received their final shipment of 99 Type 2 vans and that, “There is still a chance to buy one of these!!” Many are already sold. Today’s video was posted by Youtube user Ednéia Silva. Watch the first 12 minutes of this Brazilian TV program hosted by Joana Calmon, it features a very interesting retrospective on the Kombi. It’s in Portuguese, but you can try the caption setting for English subtitles which are not perfect but they get the point across.