The original rear-engined Volkswagen camper van is no longer, as production will cease later this year in Brazil.
The iconic camper joined the Transporter line-up in 1951, and by the 1960s, it was adopted by a free-spirited generation. Set apart with its distinctive smiling face, the Volkswagen T2 camper became a cult symbol, representing an alternative lifestyle.
The practical camper van captured the spirit of its time - often customised with various crazy colours and psychedelic designs, it even found fame as the 'Mystery Machine' in the hit cartoon series, 'Scooby Doo'.
But all is not lost for those seeking the globetrotting experience - the latest generation of Volkswagen camper, the California SE and California Beach, is the most recent evolution of the iconic camper van.
The Volkswagen California boasts a purpose-built design, raising the bar for comfort, performance and safety. At the same time, it tries to symbolise the fun and adventure that surrounded the original camper van. The Volkswagen California recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, with around 100,00 models rolling off the production line since it first appeared.