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Hippie vans from the 1960s: Photos of people in their classic VW buses

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Iconic hippie Van Pictures.

The Hippie Van, VW bus or camper was introduced in 1950 as the second car model by German automaker Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Type 2 is officially known (depending on the body type) as the Transporter or Kombi.

In the 60s, it became popular as a hippie van or wagon throughout the counterculture movement, which has continued to remain iconic for many hippies in the past 50 years.

Volkswagen Type 2 vans are also known as microbuses, campers, or hippie vans, and have been around since the 1950s. Due to its rapid growth in popularity over the years, VW enthusiasts and lovers have been able to build and design more creatively with their iconic hippie vans. The fact that one of these amazing vans is on the road never fails to thrill fellow drivers and travellers.

It is just as special today as it was back in the 1950s, if not more so since these classic vans are now creative, legendary vehicles. Vans most often have their interiors renovated nowadays, but some vans have their exteriors just as cool as their interiors. The Volkswagen hippie van.

Names and nicknames

The model was renamed VW Kleinbus and Volkswagen Transporter but still gained the nickname Bully. Generally, it is referred to as VW bus, a minibus, a hippiemobile, hippie bus, hippie van, a “combie”, Microbus, or Transporter in the US.

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How much do hippie vans cost?

Boho Camper Vans. The cost of the vans will be between $30,000 and $37,000. The cost of the van buildout is $36,500.

Hippie vans production

On 31 December 2013, Brazil ceased production of its last Type 2 factory, the Type 2 T2 series, due to increased safety regulations. In 2002, its successor, the T3, was discontinued (in South Africa), marking the end of the era of rear-engine Volkswagens, which dates back to 1935 and the Type 1 prototype.

Here are some images of people driving their VW bus – Hippi Van from the 1960s.
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