Well preserved as it’s only been on the road for four or five years. Much work was carried out by a series of enthusiasts during the last twenty-three years and now it’s back on the road.
First all the 16″ parts were removed from a crashed 16″ and put on this 14″. They never made a 16″ RHD so it cannot be passed off as one.
Gearbox rebuilt by Aidan Talbot – uprated third and fourth gear pairs, oil baffles, de-coupler and new shims, washers and bearings.
Those are original alloy wheels – not the copies and there are five of them.
The engine was fitted with a Eurospares kit from California. This includes a metal box and hatch to accommodate the engine at the angle it is supposed to run at.
The engine itself has very low milage (300 miles when installed).
New springs all round.
Original power steering setup with transmission fluid and a pump on the engine.
The intake cooler is in the void behind the rear left light with a little perspex window.
The bars and covers on the popup roof have been powder coated and the canvas was new – still never been used.
I think the seats are special Synchro seats – they have a more bucket shape.
The owners says:
I’m having to sell it! My poor – NOT original 16″ Syncro. It was originally a 14″ Syncro panel van made in 1992. One of the first owners (there have been four before me) grafted on the Westfalia roof and did all he could to make it into a 16″ – he already had a crashed 16″ so transferred all the 16″ parts of which there is a long list. Then he welded on all the plates for strengthening under and inside.
I don’t know how long this took him but from what I have heard it was four or five years that it was in a warm garage having all this done to it.
Then in 2001 my friend Trevor bought it from him. He ran a VW garage so it was in a nice warm dry garage and stripped the van down replacing and powder-coating parts as needed. It took him fifteen years to get it to the point where I bought it from him – still in pieces. It had been there for 15 years.
I was lucky that Darren Watkins of Wedgies Workshop, Newton Abbot was available at this point because he’s done a very nice job of fitting the new PD 1.9 engine and finishing it all off.
I have just recently got it back from him – but I have to sell it now.
It was with Darren for three years so out of the 26 years since it was first registered it has spent 23 years off road – in various garages so has only been in use for three or four years.
So… The gearbox was stripped down and rebuilt by Aiden Talbot so there’s all his paperwork to show what he did. This includes upgraded gear-pairs for third and fourth gears, oil baffles, decoupler and new for old seals and bearings. – He’s the man!
The engine was taken from a crashed Passat with delivery miles only and since then, apart from test runs, it’s only come up to Surrey from Newton Abbot and is showing 600 miles on the clock. The engine is fitted using a Eurospares kit from California fitted at the angle it’s supposed to be at. The kit includes a metal shelf with a hatch for the additional height. Darren put this on a strut so it stays up when you need it to.
It has new springs all round and those wheels – there are five of them. I don’t like them much but I’m told they are quite sought after. They are remaking them now. – copies.
It has the original power steering set-up with transmission fluid and a pump on the engine. The intake-cooler rad is in the void behind the left rear light with a little perspex window. The tyres are quite old now but they have plenty of tread.
The bars and covers on the popup roof were powder coated the canvas was new – never been used. I think the seats are special Syncro seats (Dan’s note: they’re ISRI seats). They have a more bucket shape – so you don’t fall out I guess.
Mint Vanagon Westfalia California loaded full of GoWesty upgrades and a fortune spent on restoration of bodywork, suspension, engine and chassis with Dinitrol protection. This Vanagon is a rare JDX Turbo Diesel with Auto Transmission Hall B factory special order. A T25 Westfalia for the SERIOUS Enthusiast. Maintained in concours condition throughout complete with carefully considered camping equipment.
Full photographic record of restoration work and supporting paperwork. If your looking for a top quality Vanagon configured for all year round camping and touring this is one of the best outside of the United States. Must be seen to be appreciated.
GoWesty 15” inch Alloy wheels with All Terrain Tires.
1.5 high lift springs and Fox adjustable shock absorbers
GoWesty Air horns
GoWesty Additional privacy curtains & GoWesty Storage Bag
Tinted privacy glass
Large Wolf Storage Box with high lid option
Campervan Culture Roof bars and with quick release Thule Box
GoWesty extending ladder
JVC stereo with bluetooth & usb
CV/Culture Bluetooth battery monitor kit
CV/Culture Spice Rack
Front map table & dash tidy
Extending Westfalia shower tap upgrade
Full Westfalia documentation and service history on paper & USB
Digital manuals including the T25 Bentley Service Manual.
VW heavy duty mats with Rubber Barrier Mats in space so carpets and rubber flooring has no wear.
Extendable Clothes Bar and various storage boxes full of maintenance equipment
Tow ropes, and road safety kit for continental travel plus hook up lead.
Complete Westfalia top quality interior with Captains chairs in immaculate condition in working order with Eberspacher diesel heater.
As of this summer CVC are very happy to announce our partnership with Classic Line insurance. Both Jed’s Syncro Westfalia and Dan’s 2WD Westy are now fully covered, as well as having the security of an agreed valuation (an essential in our eyes) via Classic Line. You’ll start seeing their name pop up in our videos and newsletters and well as leaflets in your orders etc, along with the odd competition or two for good measure. If your insurance is due soon we suggest you check them out.
It’s that time again to get your submissions in for the second CVC calendar! Photos need to have been taken at some point in 2018, be horizontal and high resolution, and with just your van and mother nature (let’s leave those pesky humans out of them). Please email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include van year/model and where the photo was taken, plus any other interesting details. Get snapping!
Deadline is November 4. Those chosen receive a free calendar.
Before we give you all the lowdown on the show please read the following. We will only be bringing limited stock to the show this year. So if you would like anything delivered to you at BusFest (or the Adventure Overland show) please place an order through the webshop and choose “For Local Pick-up” as the delivery option. Finally just add an order note specifying that you would like to collect at the festival.
Listen up ya’ll.. CVC will be there, inside The Avon Hall supporting ‘Well Travelled Transporters’. This year for us will be a little different as we will not be setting up shop for trading on the same scale as previous years. The reason for this is that when we are 3 people deep and constantly serving people we don’t get a chance to speak with you. We don’t want you to be kind enough to come and speak with us and us not being able to give you any of our time. You will be able to pre order though and we can bring your gear to the show with free shipping and will have some stuff with us for you to buy and take away on the day. That said we have a lot on offer this year.. We are currently two thirds of the way through our Transylvania trip and this will be the first official reveal of The Managon. You have a chance to ask all about it, get in it, get under it.. Hell you can even get on top of it if you like! You want to build something like it? Just ask.. all the info and knowledge we have put together on this build is yours, just bring a note pad and scribble down the answers. See The CVC 2WD Adventure Camper now it has been fully restored and newly equipped ready for adventure. Meet Canadian Vanlifers Live.Travel.Play and ask them anything about their van and their 3 years travelling around the world. Meet Westfalia Digital Nomads the makers of the famous ‘Vanlifers’ movie ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRQamLSFTy0 ) these people really do inspire and are a must see. Meet Tom Dibb talented musician and all round nice guy who drove his VW T25 camper Pickle from the UK to Australia. He has so many interesting things to say we couldn’t even start to mention them in this post. We might even get treated to a mini gig
😉 Meet ChefCampers.com who have just sold or given away everything they have (including their house!) and are just now starting a new life travelling the world searching out culennary sensations from other cultures as well as adventure in their VW T25 California Syncro. There will be even more people and well travelled VW Transporter vans to meet in the is area but this is just a little heads up of a taste of things to come.
With the Westy Bravo, the valuable, under utilized space on the rearmost panel of your Westfalia wardrobe cabinet becomes a practical, well organized and even beautiful storage space.
Offering 3 flap-top, snap close pockets and 16 3D patterned open tool slots, there’s space for everything you need, conveniently next to the engine bay where easy tool access is most helpful.
Made of high quality ‘Crazy Horse’ saddle leather that only gets better with age, the Westy Bravo features heavy duty stitching, reinforced, riveted corners, durable construction and two colors to complement the standard brown and grey Westfalia interiors.
A bold and functional organizer for the rearmost face of the Volkswagen T3/T25 Vanagon Westfalia cabinet.
Premier quality saddle leather, aka: ‘Crazy Horse’.
Designed to take a beating and always look great!
Hand-crafted in Mexico
Reinforced and riveted corners
Built to last!
We have very limited stock of these available in grey and brow. Buy yours here.
Who would have thought this would ever be available..
Through CVC, brand new VW T25-T3-Vanagon H4 Square Headlight kits for both LHD and yes…. RHD! Complete with brand new backing plates and adjuster screws and tips.
This is not a wind up, and also get this… Brand new grilles with or without badge.
The headlight prototypes have been running around the UK for a good while now under top secret conditions (actually not really, they have been on full view the whole time but they are that good nobody noticed 😉 ) and production has been underway and due to land with us at CVC ready to ship out at the end of January 2018. Stock will be limited so we are giving you the unique opportunity to pre order a set.
Remember USA customers who spend under $799 don’t pay import duty if they buy from us and you don’t pay the UK VAT at 20% so this is especially amazing for you guys even before you consider the epic exchange rate you get just now.
UK you still get an amazing deal and a chance to own what has been up until now the holy grail of VW T25 parts.
On the continent? You guys get a excellent exchange rate with the Euro v Pound right now too and we give good shipping rates.
VW T25 Camper van professionally converted by East Dulwich Campers in 2014 to an Urban Camper.
The engine is a 2.0L petrol from a MK3 Golf GTI with a five speed manual gearbox. It also has been converted to run on LPG as well as petrol (£0.59 a litre!)
Power steering, remote central locking.
4 new Crossclimate tyres 2k miles. LHD
Full stainless steel Powerflow exhaust system fitted this year. £500 lifetime guaranteed.
Six seats, 4 inertia reel seat belts, two lap belts.
The bodywork was completely refurbished and sprayed Anthracite Grey (an original VW colour) very solid body. A few marks, as we use it for what it was built for.
Gas hobb runs off separate LPG tank. 3 way fridge. Loads of storage.
Runs perfectly, just completed 2k miles through France and didn’t miss a beat or use any oil.
Will cruise along at 70mph all day.
Any questions please email me. Selling to pay for our wedding next year. So I’m not in a rush to sell but if you’re serious and want a good looking van with the benefit of a few modern touches get in touch.
Every year CVC pack up the vans and head to Busfest, the world’s largest gathering of VW vans, held at the Three Counties Showground in the shadow of the Malvern Hills here in the UK. This year was no exception, even with Jed’s van off the road due to a knackered gearbox. Enjoy!
It’s that time again to get your submissions in for the second CVC calendar! Photos need to have been taken at some point in 2017, be horizontal and high resolution, and with just your van and mother nature (let’s leave those pesky humans out of them). Please email your photos to email@example.com. Include van year/model and where the photo was taken, plus any other interesting details. Get snapping!
Deadline is November 1. Those chosen receive a free calendar.
With the CampervanCulture.com webshop closed for 2 weeks the CVC team went there separate ways for a well earned break. Anne, Noah and I (Dan) headed off from the south coast of England, up to Holyhead, then across the Irish Sea to Dublin to explore the west coast of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be closed over Easter April 19 - 22. Also, any orders placed between April 29 - May 9 will not ship until the week commencing May 13. Thank you for your understanding, Jed, Dan and Lou.