Officially known as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, the T1 was 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 with 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/wagon, and still remains iconic for many hippies today.
- 80 km/hr
- 18 kW, 24 bhp, air-cooled flat four-engine boxer