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More than 800 Volkswagen T25 Parts and Accessories available at Just Kampers. The VW T25 is the third generation of the VW...

Key data for the VW T25 (T3)

Main variants of the T25:

  • Panel van, with 1 or 2 sliding doors
  • Single cab pickup
  • Double cab pickup (DoKa)
  • Microbus.  Features 3 rows of seats and a low spec interior
  • Caravelle.  Features 3 rows of seats and a high spec interior
  • Syncro 14".  Features 4x4 transmission
  •  Syncro 16".  An even tougher 4x4 model.

The T25 'Campers’ were converted by various companies. Some, such as Westfalia, used a Microbus as the base vehicle while many others used the cheaper panel van as a starting point. 

Quick Identification

Air-cooled models have a single grille by the headlamps.

Water-cooled (Petrol or diesel) versions have two grilles. one by the headlamps and a second lower down by the indicators.

Production Notes

1979 - May  Introduction of the VW T25, a total redesign of the old Bay window, being wider with larger windows and tailgate, and a new front style. There was new suspension, which moved away from the torsion bar system, with power from either a 1600cc 50bhp (37kw) or 2000cc 70bhp (51kw) air-cooled petrol engine.

1981 - February  Saw the introduction of a water-cooled 1600cc diesel engine with 50bhp (37kw). This engine originally came from the Golf.

1981 - September  Introduction of the Caravelle, offering a more luxurious interior.

1981 - October  Saw the first water-cooled flat four petrol engines in two versions: DF 1900cc 60bhp (44kw) and DG 1900cc 78bhp (57kw). Rear air intakes became plastic inserts.

1982  Was the end of production of air-cooled engine models in Germany.

1983  - August  Saw the introduction of a higher spec 'Caravelle' with the option of a 4 lamp square grill.

1985  The year of a full 'revamp' of the model. Changes included new exhaust systems, front suspension, sliding door locks and fuel injection systems, to name a few. It is estimated that VW made over 1,000 changes in this year. 1985 also saw the introduction of the Syncro, a four-wheel drive vehicle, which was built with Steyr/Daimler/Puch in Austria, capable of climbing a 54% gradient and utilising a centre viscous coupling.

1986  From this years onwards vehicles did not suffer so badly with rust due to a new rust treatment in the production process.

1990 - September  Saw the last T25 leave the Hannover factory, however production carried on in South Africa until the end of 2002. The last Syncro was built in 1992.

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