Reuters Business Report - The classic design of the VW Kombi van has hardly changed in years.
Alisson Pereira knows. He's grown up around them.
They're still being made in Brazil where he lives - but not for much longer.
KOMBI OWNER, ALISSON PEREIRA:
"I have been working with the Kombi since I was 18, but it's been practically part of my entire life. My father had a Kombi and I was more or less raised inside a Kombi watching my father work. It's not just means of transportation, it's also a journey."
Around ten million vans have been built across six decades.
More than 1.5 million have been produced in Brazil.
Only a thousand more are to be made before the production line is finally switched off at the end of the year.
It will be a sad day for Kombi lovers everywhere, not least market trader Mario Santos whose Kombi is almost 40 years old.
FARMER'S MARKET VENDOR, MARIO SANTOS SILVA:
"The little that I have is thanks to her. Really, I am against stopping production of the Kombi. I am totally against it."
Production may soon be ending - but the Kombi will live on in the hearts of its fans forever.