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;


New Updated VW T25 T3 & Vanagon ARB Awning installation *NO DRILLING REQUIRED*

You all know we love the ARB awning.  With so many people now opting for the quality overland choice, rather than the plastic caravan options, we thought it would be good to update the video on how these are installed.

We have our own brackets made within 1 mile of the CVC hangar.  These brackets have stood the test of time and demonstrated that they work in all conditions.  They don’t require any drilling and they ensure the awning sits at the perfect angle for deployment.

We feel no camping rig is complete until the ARB is added, so check out this video on how to install one.  They don’t just fit T25’s too, they can be fitted to all the transporters and many more vehicles.  You can check out the range of ARB awnings here

VW T25 T3 & Vanagon Front Runner Roof Rack How To Install

Here at CVC HQ, we chuck out a beer when you fit your rack at the Hangar, CVC HQ.  Take a look at this video to see how easy they are to fit and how good it looks on this very nice, limited edition Magnum.

We are an authorised installer for Front Runner, which means we can also build bespoke racks for your vehicle too, so you get exactly what you need.

Our Front Runner racks can be found here