Vintage Volkswagen Kombi bus (van, transporter or camper) are parked in a garage after being completly restored by mechanics of the "T1 specialist" company, on November 3, 2016 in Florence. AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
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How many enthusiasts does it take to restore a fleet of rust-riddled Volkswagen camper vans?At the back of a hangar in the heart of Florence, two VW fans have dedicated their lives to restoring these iconic vans from the Swinging Sixties, importing them from South America before fixing them up and selling them on.From Ferrari to Fiat, Italy is a car-crazy country, but Nucci firmly believes there is nothing better than a VW camper. He's been sprucing up the classic vans for collectors for over seven years, and these days boasts an increasing number of businesses and advertising companies among his customers. Altamore, who came up with the idea for restoring the vans, says clients come not just from Italy but all over Europe.
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