The time has come to part with our beautiful 1991 Westfalia California 2.1 DJ petrol injection, which we have owned for the last 5 years. Under the previous owner (9 years), the bodywork was professionally restored along with an interior retrim, with all mechanics and servicing carried out by Brickwerks (well-known T3 specialists).
There is a comprehensive history file of mechanical replacement and renewal throughout the last 15 years of UK ownership, demonstrating how well the van has been maintained regardless of cost! I also have all the past MOT certificates since import.
MOT expiry is June 23 (no advisories last year), but happy to include a new MOT in the sale. The asking price excludes the ARB awning shown in the pics. I have several other accessories that I have bought during our ownership all of which are available if required, listed below.
The van is always parked under cover in a carport.
Thanks for looking!
Acquired in 2018
Previous owner acquired in 2009
Imported 2008 by RCC Imports - 1 German Owner from new (original documents available)
First registered February 1991
Mechanical Summary / Specification:
2.1 DJ petrol injection wasserboxer 112BHP!
5 speed manual gearbox
Engine reconditioned in Oct 2009 (30,000 miles ago)
Gearbox rebuilt by Aidan Talbot in 2011 (T3 gearbox specialist)
T3 Eibach Pro springs (40mm drop) and Bilstein dampers
Stainless steel exhaust system supplied & fitted by Brickwerks
4 x Mefro 15” steel wheels and centre caps with Firestone Vanhawk 2 tyres (practically as new)
Refurbished spare wheel with brand new tyre
Recent Maintenance / Renewal:
Dashboard PCB upgrade kit (replaces the PCB ribbon). Dash now has LED illumination.
New water pump
Gearbox oil change
Coolant change (G13)
Brake fluid change
Oil & filter change
Fuel filter, Air filter, HT leads, sparkplugs, distributor cap, ignition coil, Aux belts
Original Westfalia camping interior with rock n roll rear seat
Swivel front captain’s seats
240v electric hook up
Bosch leisure battery
Propane night heating
Fresh & wastewater tanks
New freshwater pump and freshwater hoses
New underslung 20ltr gas leisure tank fitted by Gasure in 2011
Full set of original curtains
Zinger Smart charge battery charger (charges both the leisure & car batteries)
Full bodywork restoration & retrim carried out in 2015 by Wedgies Workshop T25/T3 restoration specialists.
All corrosion removed/cut out. New body panels fitted. Full repaint. All seams / bodywork remain rust free.
Bodywork cavities, floors, doors, tailgate lined and/or insulated.
Dinitrol corrosion protection/underseal.
Retrimmed seats & door cards (I have also sourced a set of original door cards, as fitted).
Perforated vinyl headlinings and window surrounds.
Underside of elevating roof retrimmed.
New powder coated paint finish to elevating roof metalwork.
New cab carpets and matching rear carpet mat.
Period Audi 80 B2 steering wheel fitted (straight swap). Original steering wheel is included.
Original dealer-fit sunroof
Thatcham cat 2 immobiliser fitted in 2018
3-point seat belts for rear seats
Flat blade windscreen wipers with new 3-point washer jets
Wheel arch liners
Heavy duty tailgate struts (will lift with bikes on a bike rack)
Original factory fitted tow bar
2 sets of original keys
There is an intermittent issue when approaching a stop with the engine feeling like it wants to stall at low revs. Less of an problem if you change down as you slow down. This maybe a mixture issue, but I haven’t wanted to adjust anything and run the risk of upsetting something else as the engine is a joy the rest of the time.
The stitching has come adrift slightly on the rear seat red insert. I had planned to replace the red inserts with something more retro but never got around to it. This aside, the retrimming inside has been beautifully done and all the vinyl work is robust and professionally carried out.
The paintwork isn’t perfect. There are some scuffs and localised imperfections.
The dash digital clock has a connection issue. It’s working in the background as sometimes it does display, but most of the time it doesn’t. I think it’s fixable with some tinkering.
Pure DAB stereo is tuning itself off and on again in a loop. Will need looking at.