Volkswagen T25/T3 California


Year – 1989

Mileage – 139k

MOT – Valid until May 24


Purchased and imported from Rottweil in Southern Germany in March 2015, where the van had been used as a summer van and stored during winters, with no rust in any of the key areas.

Our family has grown since then and we are moving on to a bigger van.

Since driving her back from Germany I have replaced and/or upgraded all of the key systems on the van (engine, electrics, camping components) and addressed all of the common faults that occur on these vans (dash printed circuit board, windscreen motor blower, turbo, engine, etc).

A reconditioned engine was fitted in 2020 by Doug’s VW Werks in Angmering. I can’t recommend enough that you seek out specialists like Doug who really know these vans for maintenance. His service is outstanding.

The van has just been resprayed and is in excellent condition with no major rust in any of the key areas. It has been upgraded with respect to it’s originality whilst making it a practical camper. The internal camping electrics have been upgraded and rewired throughout and a solar panel added alongside two leisure batteries for camping and to trickle charge the vehicle battery.

Comprehensive history back to original paperwork and vehicle manual present.

Last Serviced September 22. MOT May 24.

SunnTourer Driveway Awning, Deluxe Thermal Window Covers Set, Rear Leather/Mesh Mosquito Net, Tailgate Stand Off, Electric Hook Up Cables, BBQ Gas Hose included in sale.

Work done

Full rewiring completed by Huets the In Car Specialist, West Sussex (2015)costing £3.3k – including rewiring camping electrics to two new leisure batteries including:

Fit Solar PanelSolar -dual controller system,New fuse boxes,5 usb points installed, and an additional 12v socket, replacingDashboard Printed Circuit Board replaced (common fault),Dash bulbs replaced with LED bulbsHeadlamp and rear lamp wiring and bulb upgrade.New front windscreen heater motor heater – (common fault)New windscreen and seals.CTEK M200 Battery Charger installed (replacing the ‘buzzing black box’).Replaced washer jets and hosesUpgraded alternator wiring.New Printed Circuit Board (GoWesty) fitted to dash alongside oil pressure switch (common fault)Radio aerial replaced

New upgraded injectors and exhaust manifold 2015

New pop top tent fitted by Coastal Cushions in 2016

2 X rear three point seat belts fitted

Waeco Compressor Fridge professionally installed by Huets in 2016 (£735 fitting + £377 fridge)

New LDA pump 2017

New Starter Motor 2019

Full underseal of the van (2019)

Reconditioned 1.6 JX TD Engine fitted by Doug’s VW Werks in Angmering January 2020, at 134, 980km and has done approx 5,000km since. New clutch fitted and front suspension stripped and refurbished whilst engine being replaced (cost £4.2k). Serviced subsequently by Doug.

Thatcham Category 2 Immobiliser installed by Huets 2020

New alternator (2020)

New front to rear brake pipe (July 2020) (£120) – other line needs attention (MOT advisory)

Gear Linkages replaced (2020)

Power Steering Hoses Replaced (2020)

New Brake Discs and Calipers (2021)

New Turbo fitted (2021)

2 X 240ah Leisure batteries replaced & new 140w solar panel fitted by Huets August 2022

Full respray and pop top release mechanism and plates powder coated March 2023.

CV Boot joint replaced May 2023.



Alloy WheelsTinted WindowsRoof Bar Plates FittedTow BarFront & Rear Fog LightsPassenger window door seals replacedNew sliding door handle and lockCab door seals replaced


Original Westfalia Interior includes:

Westfalia Factory Conversion Features:

Rock n Roll Bed with further Double bed folding out when pop top extended.

Rotating Interior dinette table

Original fitted curtains

Eberspacher independent heater (works as on/off – temp variation dial does not work)

Clean and waste water tanks

Sink with tap (new faucet and submersible water pump)

Two point gas hob.

Underslung LPG tank including external connection point for gas bbq (cover recently replaced)

Skylight (mechanism and lid recently replaced)

Interior camping Lights

Generous storage space

2 X Swivelling front captains’ seats

240v hook up point

Sony Remote Control Bluetooth Stereo

5 USB charging points, and two 12v points.

Windscreen sunshades with Velcro closers

GoWesty Heavy Duty Window Winders

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