Images of classic Volkswagen Kombis and Microbuses
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Volkswagen Kombi And Microbus Images


Sometimes it seems like Volkswagen made more 23-Window and 21-Window buses than they did Kombis and Microbuses because VW Car Shows seem over-weighted with those "Deluxe" buses. But for many of us, there's nothing like the understated cool of a Classic Volkswagen Kombi or Microbus with its more frugal use of window openings. Although outwardly the Kombi and Microbus look similar, there are significant changes that differentiate the 2 models. The Kombi is considered a "commercial" vehicle. Most came with a simple one-color paint scheme and plain grey hub caps. Kombi interiors were utilitarian by design and consisted of flat vinyl upholstery and grey painted "fiber-board" door panels. With the Kombi's seats unbolted, the interior was perfect for carrying boxes and other cargo. The name "Kombi" is derived from the fact that it was a "combination" vehicle that could carry cargo or passengers with ease. It's interesting to note that virtually all camper conversions began life as a Panel Van or a Kombi bus. The Microbus is actually just a "fancy" version of the Kombi. Both models share the same 11-window body, but the Microbus came with chrome hub caps, and usually had a 2-tone paint scheme and white wall tires. Inside, the Microbus came with upholstered door panels, upgraded seat upholstery and a full headliner, to transport the driver and his passengers in style. For a lot of Volkswagen fans and collectors, there's nothing like the clean and simple lines of a vintage Volkswagen Kombi or Microbus.



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