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Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over 10 million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles.

Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
The badge on the front of a Volkswagen Transporter van is seen near Newquay on August 8, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)
Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Professional surfer Zak Lawton from Croyde in Devon poses for a photograph besides his 2006 fifth generation T5, Volkswagen Transporter in Newquay on August 8, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The van, which he bought for £8000 and converted himself is nicknamed Foxy. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)
Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
The front of a 1989 third generation or T25 (T3), Volkswagen Transporter van is seen near Newquay on August 8, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)
Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Graham Snodden, 47, from Chesterfield poses for a photograph besides his 1971 early second generation or T2, bay window Volkswagen Transporter van near Newquay on August 8, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The van, which is nicknamed Mr Brightside, was bought for £6000 as a US import and then restored is now worth roughly £35000. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)
Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
The front of a 1971 second generation or T2, bay window Volkswagen Transporter van is seen on August 8, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)
Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Matt Lawton, 41, from Stoke on Trent poses for a photograph besides his 1959 first generation or T1, split-screen Volkswagen Transporter pick-up van in Newquay on August 7, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The van, which he bought for £10000 last year is a US import from Florida. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)
Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Grant Goree, 39, from Woking poses for a photograph besides his 1958 first generation or T1, split-screen Volkswagen Transporter van in Newquay on August 6, 2014 in Cornwall, England. The van, which he bought for £6000 twelve years ago is an ex-German airport fire truck and is nicknamed Tulula. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)
Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Paul Knight from Chepstow poses for a photograph besides his 1964 first generation or T1, split-screen Volkswagen Transporter van on August 4, 2014 in Exeter, England. The van, which he has owned since 2002 still has the original 1200cc engine. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)
Volkswagen Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Daniel Vosloo from Hertfordshire poses for a photograph besides his 1965 first generation or T1, split-screen Volkswagen Transporter van on August 4, 2014 in Exeter, England. The van, which is nicknamed Zippy and was originally from South Africa now has a Porshe 911 engine fitted. The Volkswagen Transporter was first produced in 1950 and has sold over ten million units worldwide evolving through five generations of functional and practical body styles, each representing the ultimate multi-purpose vehicle of its time. To commemorate the model's 60th anniversary in the UK Volkswagen has launched a special edition of the Transporter dubbed the Sportline 60. (Getty Images)