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November 7, 2013
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Goodbye to the legendary Volkswagen van

It’s hauled hippies and surfers. It’s gutless on hills, handles poorly, is subject to rollovers and requires frequent repairs. More than 10 million of the iconic Volkswagen vans have been sold since the first model was rolled out in Germany in 1950, just five years after the end of World War II. Today, however, the celebrated van appears to be reaching the end of its long road after 63 years of continuous production. Production was transferred from Germany to Mexico in 1979 because the van didn’t meet European safety standards. A decade or so later, it was moved again ... …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 8, 2013 12:32PM Published Nov 7, 2013 06:35PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.