Some of the last of the Brazilian-built Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi vans that have been converted into campervans are seen at Danbury Motorcaravans workshops on January 23, 2014 in Bristol, England.

Since 1997, the Bristol motorhome specialist has been importing and converting into luxury campervans the iconic VW Type 2 Kombi, which was first sold in 1950, and have, until last December, continued to be built in Brazil.

Although costing after conversion at least $57,000, most of the final 99 new vehicles that have been imported into Bristol have already been bought. The vehicles will be the last brand-new VW Type 2 camper vans available in all of Europe, and will mark the end of an era for the much-loved van.

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