Volkswagen Kombi Deluxe 1963 BOEING STEARMAN.psd
The Volkswagen Kombi Deluxe from 1963 is the legendary traveler's car. It was built on a new concept with many benefits, which meant that it became a hit among the young generation of the time, as well as with the hippies and Bohemians of the time. The car had been inspired by the VW Beetle, which was popular with the German motorist in their teens and twenties at the time, but it did have some bug appeal for the time and it was also a great-looking vehicle in its day. As well as being sporty, it also featured a long tail and a stylish bonnet which hid the engine under the bed.
The Volkswagen Kombi Deluxe from 1963 still holds the title of being the first car to be fitted with air suspension. This meant that the front wheels were placed higher up than the ones at the back, meaning that they could act as shock absorbers in the event of an impact. Volkswagen enjoyed great success in this new development, especially in the US where sales of their hatchbacks increased exponentially, to the point where it became known as the Volkswagen Beetle. When the company went into private hands, however, things changed dramatically. Sales declined for many years until the 1980's when they were brought out again with a more streamlined look and the air suspension was dropped altogether.
This classic car is something that will appeal to both young and old, as it is a very roomy interior, with plenty of space to allow luggage and all the accessories that come with it. Many owners also enjoy tuning the car to produce a slightly firmer ride, although many of the older models have retained the hard top with the hard top retained on the roof. These cars are a real symbol of the times in which they lived and they are vehicles which remain highly popular to this day, remaining fresh in the hearts of those who use them every day. So if you have never owned a Volkswagen Kombi Deluxe or are looking to do so, try a test drive to see if you are prepared to embrace the hippie era?