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Earlier this week, however, Reuters reported that Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega said he was looking at an exception to the rules for the Kombi.
Mantega said that as there was no room for an airbag or anti-lock brakes, the van may be the only model not required to carry the equipment, Reuters said.
The VW Kombi became popular with hippies during the 1960s and soon became a symbol of the decade. The vehicles have featured in numerous films over the years, and are pictured on Bob Dylan and Beach Boys record album covers.
Apple's founder Steve Jobs is even reported to have sold his VW camper in the 1970s to pay for a circuit board that went into one of his first computers.
To mark the end of production, VW produced a limited run of 600 special edition vans in white and blue, featuring "luxury internal finishings" and a commemorative plaque on the dashboard.