VW T25 T3 Vanagon Big Window South African Micro Bus Exclusiv SYNCRO 3.3 (Suburu SVX) RHD *FOR SALE*

CVC say.

We love a big window South African spec van and this one is no exeption. The spec of them is usually so high that nothing else comes close for comfort. They are rammed full of unusual factory additions that you can spend hours just looking at them and picking up on the interesting detail. This van is a real head turner as you can see and if you did want to get it back to a more OEM factory look then all you need is a morning removing some added aftermarket bits that have been added. A show winner for sure.

Absolutely mint – Rust Free South African import Bus with a Multivan interior (7 seats with Belts). Probably the best available anywhere! Being the Exclusiv edition the interior was high specification from the factory and the upholstery and carpets and Dash etc are in incredible condition. Being a year 2000 van with Syncro conversion carried out in 2018 in South Africa. Being a Right Hand Drive this bus is very rare! 238000KM covered. Both Vans I have owned have been Multivan as I didn’t want a full camper as I’m 6ft 4 and like the full width bed and wouldn’t cook in a van of this size. Ironically I’m not a big camping fan but I just love the buses and versatility of them. VW are re introducing the Multivan now!



I sourced this bus using a very reputable South African specialist and was not disappointed. The rarity was what sold it to me unseen (other than photo’s). I had a German imported LHD bus many years ago and even though I had it professionally resprayed the seam rash just kept coming through. I sold that bus around 12 years ago and during Lockdown I decided I wanted another and it had to be RHD and rust free. When the bus arrived the bodywork was in very good condition but with a number of lacquer peel areas around the windows. I couldn’t live with it and decided I wanted a perfect bus so employed Elite Carbody in Milton Keynes to respray the bus in the original colour as arrived. Being South African the bus is also the Big Window version which makes a difference.

Here is a list of works I have carried out in my ownership. I should point out that I am very much an office based worker with very little knowledge around a car other than my love for cars! This means all works carried out have been done by professionals in professional garages rather than in a back yard! This bus has wanted for nothing and is kept inside in my warehouse at work on trickle charge. I have been to a few events and then stored here over the winter. Since the respray it hasn’t see any water other than when I wash it! Everyone is different but I don’t like “the Rat” look or phrases like “marks and rust as expected with a vehicle of this age”. If the car needs some work on anything then I get it done!

I’m advertising for sale because I just don’t use it and I have had a slight change in circumstances which enhances this point. I also have a new Motorbike!


Work Done (mechanical)

Engine conversion to a Suburu 3.3 SVX in South Africa by Syncro Hospital (1992 Engine imported from the US)

Full Syncro conversion using a 1992 donor 2018 in South Africa by Syncro Hospital

Engine health check and service October 2021

MOT March 2021 – I had to have it MOT’d to complete the import. Since then it’s been used a couple of times in the summer and then stored. New Suspension joints and steering rack joints being fitted last week March 2022 before being MOT’d. Its stored over winter and taxed until September 2022.

Replacement Gear Linkage October 2021

Battery trickle charger fitted March 2022

Service  October 2021

Syncro Fox Shocks fitted 2018 SA

Brand New Spare Tyre fitted when rear carrier was fitted (October 2021)

Aftermarket Engine management control box for SVX engine



Resprayed June 2021 in original colour as arrived by Elite Carbody Milton Keynes. Colour code LC7V Blue Anthracite (looks more dark grey) Bumpers in Gloss Black, Rear Badge and badges Matt Black, Wheel arch trims in Matt Black, Exhaust in Black. I have used Elite for over 20 years for both my business and personally. This was back to metal and respray with all trim removed and windows etc. The Original Syncro Wheels were also painted in gloss black.

Tow Bar and electrics

Cooper off road Tyres

Central Locking with original VW remote (working – and New battery Fitted)

Factory fitted Mobiliser

New Window rubbers fitted with respray where needed

Original VW Truck mirrors

Twin Aluminium Long Range Fuel Tanks fitted underneath – I believe they are 50 Litres each but haven’t used them.

LED Headlights and full beam

Roof Mounted Light bar

Side steps Rear Light Guards

Spare Wheel carrier – in black with all stainless steel fixings and joints

Replacement wiper blades

Refurbished front wiper arms



Layout is 2 Captains chairs up front. 2 Rear facing captains chairs with arm rests. Rear Bench (rock and roll bed) seat with 2 arm rests. All unmarked

Original Exclusiv upholstery and carpets – Full internal and external Valet in December 2021

Fitted over mat to the rear

Aftermarket front mats New 2021

Factory Multivan Rear Table

Factory Power Assisted Steering

Sliding Rear Windows

DAB Radio (face off)

Unmarked original SA dashboard with working clock – SHC upgraded the light to LED

Tinted Windows to South African Specification

Factory carpet engine bay cover

Rock and Roll Bed rear sea

7 Seats with Seat Belts

Interior LED footwell lights

Centre Consol with electrics for lights and phone charging USB

New Drinks holders to the rear

Heads Up Display (MPH)


Small issues

The only real issue I haven’t addressed is the Air conditioning compressor clutch isn’t working. I haven’t replaced as I haven’t had the need for Air conditioning in the UK. On a nice day I like to drive with the window open! I was also considering putting a pop top on in which case I would need to remove the aircon or adapt. This option I have left open!

Offers above £31,995 will be considered.

Van located in Milton Keynes.

Tel 07725 418475

email is robertb@framemakermk.co.uk


VW 2011 T5.1 T30 140ps SWB FOR SALE £23995

VW 2011 T5.1 T30 140ps SWB NOW SOLD

CVC say.

We have known this van for many years and know that the owner Grant has driven it pretty much every day since owning it. I used to be quite jelous of how he used to spend an afternoon most months cleaning it!

Owner says:

*We are reluctantly having to sell our beloved2011 T5.1 T30 140ps 6 speed SWB van as the ULEZ extension is coming in October 2021 and she only has a Euro 5 engine.

*We have been on dozens of fantastic trips to Wales, France and England.

*This is an amazing opportunity to own this unique van (see below).

*It is a truly all year round van as it has been professionally converted and includes an Eberspacher diesel heater with timer along side the insulated cab to keep all inside warm even on the coldest of nights!

*It is a fantastic multi van with multiple configurations as it can be used as an every day driver (school run or Tesco shopping), moving vehicle(helping a mate move a 3 seater sofa) with the seats easily removable from the aluminium track system. or as a fantastic stealth adventure camper (comfortably sleeping up to 4 adults).

*We bought her in 2012 as a ply lined van with 16000 miles on the clock and have had her professionally converted by CMC Reimo (www.conceptmulti-car.co.uk) and Vision Tech Automotive (www.visiontechautomotive.co.uk)

*It has a brand new state of the art Kenwood multimedia sound system fitted by BCSS (www.briancarsounds.co.uk)

*It has a full service history which was bought from and serviced by Eurovans in Crawley. (www.thejcbgroup.co.uk)

*She has 136900 miles on the clock and has been meticulously looked after.

*Clutch and flywheel have recently been replaced (10/06/20221)

*New discs and pads all-round were replaced 02/21

*4 x Michelin Primacy 4 extra load tyres (Fitted 02/21).

*Spare key

*MOT until July 2022

*We want this fantastic van to go to a good home, go on countless new adventures and create many new memories for its new owners.

*We are based in Sutton, Surrey.

*We are happy to do a video call/inspection.

*It has been priced to sell and offers fantastic value for a van of this spec.

*Viewings strictly by appointment only.

*Payment by bank transfer, swap/trade or part exchange is NOT an option.

Stuff done.. 

*Brand new (installed 06/2021) Kenwood DMX7520DABS Multimedia head unit with Android auto and Apple car play, reversing camera and Kenwood HD dash cam with warranty until 06/2024. Fitted by BCSS Coulsdon.

*6 x Xfire speakers with under seat mounted sub-woofer. Fitted by BCSS Coulsdon.

*Insulated floor incorporating Reimo Aluminium track rail system. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Vario tech 333 fully adjustable, crash tested, sliding seat (3 seat belts) with adjustable headrests and adjustable dining table. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Insulated wall panels fitted throughout. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*240v hook up with 2 x 240v sockets and 1 x 110v socket. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Fully insulated carpeted interior with 5 adjustable LED ceiling mounted lights. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Sliding door mounted window (non-opening) with privacy tint. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Off side rear passenger window (opening) with privacy tint. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*All round, insulated, internal clip window curtains including windscreen and door window curtain. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Genuine VW manufactured, aluminium bicycle rack. Can carry up to 4 bikes. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Upgraded tailgate gas struts to allow tailgate to stay open when bikes are on bike rack. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Multi rail Fitted by CMC Reimo allowing all types of shade and drive away awnings tube fitted.

*Rear heated windscreen with privacy tint and wiper (Factory fitted)

*All windows (except windscreen) fitted with UV privacy film.Fitted by Autoshades in Sutton.

*2 x Exide Marine ER350,85AH leisure batteries fitted 2017. Fitted by Vision Tech

*1000w inverter with 2 x sockets and kill switch. Fitted by Vision Tech

*Durite 12-volt 140-amp voltage sensitive relay. Fitted by Vision Tech

*Amperor MV3/180C  3 Stage leisure charger Fitted by Vision Tech

*Eberspacher diesel heater with programmable timer. Fitted by vision tech.

*Fully carpeted over wheel storage including recovery and safety gear. Fitted by vision tech.

*Hi-lo sport pop top, stealth elevating roof. 1350mm front and 520mm rear clearance. 1980mm height clearance. With double memory foam mattress. Almost impossible to see. Fitted by vision tech.

*Kiravans double swivel front seat. Fitted by vision tech.

*Multifunction stalks incl electronic cruise control, range,average MPG,real time MPG travel time, average speed etc. Fitted by vision tech.

*Fully adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable arm armrests for those long journeys.

*Driver and passenger wind deflectors. Fitted by Eurovans Crawley.

5 spoke Thunder alloys (Factory fitted).

*Electric folding, heated side mirrors. (Factory fitted)

*Fog lights (Factory fitted)

*Colour coded wing mirrors and front and back bumpers with reversing sensors. (Factory fitted)

*Fire extinguisher, levelling chocks, recovery pads, first aid kit, breakdown kit etc

*Dometic 12v/240v portable fridge, portable gas stove.

*Driver seat rear storage for iPad, books, waste bin to keep kids happy.


VW T25 T3 Vanagon Westfalia 1.8T Travel-Ready SOLD

This VW T3 1.8T Travel-Ready Westfalia is available for viewing if purchasing at the CampervanCulture.com Hanger in Wineham West Sussex UK BN5 9BJ. This is strictly by appointment only and we expect everyone to abide by current COVID rules.


126872 miles on the clock but as this is in MPH and it is a Westfalia so it will be a replacement clock anyway.



CVC say,

This van is very well known to us and it has had an unbelievable amount of money spent on it over the past few years. It is really well travelled and has driven right down the west coast of Africa as well as many other places. Check out Banjul Or Bust on social media for more insights. This van is a real wolf in sheep’s clothing and is much more than just a lifted 2wd van. With it’s engine conversion (I swear this is the nicest sounding engine you will ever hear) and it’s fully locking rear diff (yes you did hear me right) and Fox suspension! all the money has been spent in the right places. This makes this van a very capable vehicle. The van does need a cosmetic tidy up but if you know Matt you will know that he does not  fuss over things that don’t need fussing over. It wouldn’t take that much to get this van looking great. A coat of paint and some interior finishing touches could see you with one of the nicest coolest vans out there. Matt has left loads of stuff in the van for you. Trasharoo, Thermal wrap for the pop top canvas, Hi-Lift style jack etc etc.. We have to admit to being tempted by this one ourselves!

The owner says,

Good condition LHD T3. Many modifications and a huge slit of work done, this van is a tried and tested travelling machine! I have owned this van since November 2016.

This van successfully completed the 2018 Budapest-Bamako (driving Budapest to Banjul 16 days through the Sahara) as well as 9 months of travel within Europe in 2019/20 both on and off-road. The paintwork may mean it doesn’t look “perfect” but it’s truly a van built for travel off the beaten track – I’ve taken it there and come back in one piece!

Here is a list of all the significant work which has been done during my ownership. There are many more small jobs which were also completed but to list all of them would take forever. No expense was spared as I was kitting this van out for the adventures that I had and now it’s ready to go to a new owner for some new ones!

Work done (Mechanical):

– Engine converted from 2.0 Aircooled to 1.8T 150bhp APU from a Passat w/intercooler (2018 – Russel Johnston)
– All structural body work welding required with the exception of the rear corners (behind bumper) repaired and repainted (2018)
– Radiator upgraded to 50mm core radiator for improved cooling
– All window seals replaced and edges stripped and welded up + windscreen corners repaired and resealed (2018- Dougs VW Werks)
– Westfalia double glazed opening kitchen window fitted (2018 – Dougs VW Werks)
– Tailgate removed, edges repaired due to rust and new seal fitted (2018- Dougs VW Werks)
– Suspension upgraded to FOX racing suspension and GoWesty lift springs (2018)
– Wheels changed to 215/75R15 BF Goodrich AT2 tyres on 15” steel rims, including rear-mounted spare.
– Gearbox changed from 4 to 5-speed fully refurbished box with locking rear differential (2019 – Aidan Talbot)
– Suspension fully serviced and broken seals replaced ready for sale (2021)
– Majority of suspension bushes replaced with Powerflex
– Front brake discs replaced with Black diamond vented discs & pads, all hoses upgraded to braided brake hoses
– Clutch replaced with brand new clutch (Jan 2021)
– Fresh MOT with no repairs needed as of 13/01/2021
– Fully serviced prior to return to the UK (Oil, filters, etc.)


– Rocky Mountain Westy rear carry tray and spare wheel carrier mounted on rear tailgate (2018)
– Roof mounted 100W Solar panel on roof bars
– Roof mounted recovery tracks w/holder on roof bars
– CampervanCulture lift assist kit for the pop top roof so it can be opened with the above mounted – Roof canvas changed as original was rotten (2017)

– ARB Awning from CampervanCulture – Smoked indicator lenses on front

– Body repainted by hand using Rustoleum Satin paint in 2018 – Not the finest paintwork, but it’s strong
– Syncro/Truck mirrors fitted for excellent visibility


– Full original westfalia interior and pop-top roof
– Full set of double glazed windows including opening kitchen window
– Gaslow refillable gas bottle for stove
– ISRI Captain seats with swivel base on the passenger side
– Sterling B2B Battery charger to charge leisure batteries directly from alternator when the engine is running.
– 2x Trojan T-105 225aH Deep cycle leisure batteries
– Eberspacher D2L Diesel heater w/separate diesel fuel tank.
– 40L Water tank (standard westfalia)
– Interior was fully stripped, entire van soundproofed and insulated and interior re-fitted in 2018
– Victron intelligent solar controller w/bluetooth connection for secondary charge of batteries when parked.
– Waeco CF40 Compressor fridge mounted in van, easily kept -3 degrees in 30 to 40 degree heat in Europe in summer without problems, and whilst using a very low amount of power.

Small issues that need minor attention:

– Eberspacher will not start, simply blows white smoke – I believe it just needs a service, it has been working previously.
– No courtesy light above driver seat
– Gas bottle regulator may need replacing as it’s not working consistently.

Square Headlight Protectors

Imagine a stone flicking up, hitting your headlight and causing it to crack. Now imagine being on a back country road with 1 headlight running and the cost of a new headlight..

We didn’t want to imagine that, so we fitted these

Available in clear or copper, you can keep the headlights protected during your next adventure.

Check out this video on how to install them;




Westfalia Fridge Vent Power Point Upgrade

Phones, iPads, eBooks, Bluetooth speakers, GoPros..  The list of electrical stuff you might carry on a trip can go and grow.   The Westfalia was built before the dawn of portable devices and as such, Westfalia didn’t really give any power points in the back, never mind USB.

This is where the Fridge Vent Power upgrade point is a winner for us.  It’s subtle, cables are ran discreetly and best of all, it can be used when the table is in or out.  Kitted out with decent quality power points, including two USB connections, it ensures you or your rear passengers have the power available.

Check out this quick video to show how simple installation is.  You can order this CVC product here in  Grey or Brown


VW T25 T3 Vanagon Westfalia Front Cargo Rainfly/Sunshade

If you like to carry luggage in the Westy tub at the front, then you need to check this out.

Our Westfalia poptop rainfly/sunshade attaches to your existing roof braces to give you a taut, waterproof canopy over the front cargo area in front of your poptop window.

This has the benefit of acting as a windbreak, sunshade and waterproof canopy enabling you to have your poptop window open in all weathers as well as providing added privacy and protected access to whatever you might have stored in the Westy cargo space.

This way you can remain dry when getting stuff from the front cargo tub, or have the shade needed to keep everything cool, when the roof is popped and the sun is shining, making full use of a shaded window.

Here’s a handy video which shows you exactly why we stock them here

VW T25 T3 Vanagon Westfalia Cooker Ring Reducer

Do you like great coffee?  We do.  Those small espresso coffee pots don’t tend to work on the stove though.   It’s the same story if you have small pans.  They can tip over and be a pain.

That’s why we carry one of these

It helps bridge that gap, meaning you can have great coffee and not worry about the pans tipping over if you have to move them around.

Check out this video. “WIN”


VW T25 T3 Vanagon Backlit Gauge / Instrument Upgrade Kit

The standard VW dash lighting is weak at best, the bulbs have a tendency to blow and finding replacements all the time can be irritating.
This kit has been developed to bring your Transporter T3/T25/Vanagon dash lights up to date and in line with modern vehicles by providing back-lit style characters on all of the instruments and an illuminated needle like you see on current vehicles.

These plasma gauge faces are direct reproductions of the Miles per Hour (MPH) units originally supplied by Volkswagen on the T3/T25 Transporter or Vanagon which have markings for both MPH and KMH. This means they provide an option for those people who currently have a Kilometers per Hour (KMH) speedometer and wish to change to MPH without needing to buy an entire speedo unit. The bonus being that all the lighting is upgraded as well as changing the units of measurement!

They are available here

Check out this demo video to see how good they look;


Dash Clock Hard Wire Upgrade: How to save 9.5 hours

So if your blue ribbon is causing your dash to malfunction, you are faced with a few options..

Option 1:  Find a second hand part that might or might not work, but you know it will fail soon and then you are back to square one.

Option 2: Spend hours learning about the VW circuit and then begin a full rewire which is around 9-10 hours of work, if you know what you are doing.


Option 3: Install a Cluster Master kit and spend around 30minutes installing it with an easy guide to follow!

We would go for option 3 ourselves, which is why we stock the cluster master for World Wide models.  Simply visit here, select the one you need and then watch this video and install.


VW T25 T3 Vanagon – How to fix your digital clock LCD Screen

After more than 25 years of use a lot of the digital dash clocks have screens that have started to bleed making them un readable. If your VW T25, T3 or Vanagon has a bleeding display it is close to reaching the end of its’ working life. Second hand ones, if you can find them, are super expensive… and again could fail at any moment. Once installed this replacement screen will get your clock back working to how it was when it left the factory.

They are available on our web shop here

They are easy to replace too, check out this “how to” video…


VW T25/T3 Westfalia bed/pillow guard

The Westy Pop top is iconic, instantly doubling the sleeping capacity of the camper.  Sometimes we just sleep in the top on a summers evening, with the canvas windows open.  But… we always seem to loose a pillow in the night and we end up folding our last pillow to make up for it.  It can be a real pain.   This is when the bed guard earns its’ stripes.  Not only will it keep everything in the bed, so you can get some well earned rest, it can also provide an extra level of safety for any kids sleeping up in the top, along with any pets that might choose the top bunk!

Before you order, please make sure your Westy is already kitted out with the pins that these slot onto (see pic below). These were commonly fitted to Westfalia Jokers, Club Jokers, Californias and Atlantics.

They are both available here in Brown and Grey



Westfalia Front Table Bed Step

During the earlier years of CVC,  we focused on solving the problems we faced when out and about on our adventures.  One of those problems was getting into the top bunk, in our Westfalia.  That’s why we created these handy steps, which fit securely onto the front table leg (we now sell those too, in  grey or brown).

You can find the step here

and here’s the video below, find out what else we use this clever little step for;