VW T25 Campervan Camper Caravelle Volkswagen T3 1986 Pop Top MOT

It's sadly time to sell our beloved 1986 VW Camper due to streamlining our T25 and car down to one T5 camper.

Quick details:

1.6 diesel engine replaced around 2009

Interior redone from scratch in 2015

86543 miles (on this engine)

Right hand drive

Brand new battery

Complete electrics/leisure battery/split charger overhaul in 2022

New pop top canvas with access to external bulk head storage

Fits under car park barriers

Full respray and panels refurbed/replaced in ~2017

Brakes overhaul

Steering column overhaul

Accelerator pedal refurb

4 belted seats

Great condition front seats

Sleeps 4

MOT'd until August 2024

Rock n roll bed

Flexible arm reading light

2 x working gas Smev hob

Full heater/fan refurb in 2023

Working Smev tap connected to leisure battery

3 way fridge

Very cheap insurance as it's a classic

Tinted windows perfect for stealth camping

Black alloys, refurbed/sprayed 2015

Square headlights, (maybe we’re biased but think they look smarter than round headlights)

Bluetooth Pioneer stereo 2019

D reg so should be tax exempt in a few years

Includes Just Kampers window thermo mats/foils

Calor gas bottle

Warning triangle

Includes typical van 'trinkets' (bulbs, fuses, surplus red seat leather, spare parts)


Spare wheel

Haynes manual

Very clean interior

0-60… eventually

Fun to drive, even as a daily driver. Very quick to set up camp on arrival at your site and open your chilled wine within minutes, whilst you people-watch others putting up their tents.

We purchased the van in 2010 when the Icelandic volcano erupted causing an ash cloud and we needed to get to Italy for a wedding. It's taken us everywhere since, including last year when I worked away from home and camped in it after work.

We think the van was originally a Caravelle 78PS Hannover Edition (??). When we bought it in 2010 it was converted with IKEA units. It was completely emptied out in 2015 and had a full respray and new lighter weight interior to our design.

I replaced the typical table pole in the floor for a three pin Fiamma stand so it can be moved outside or used outside.

The stereo was fitted around 3 years ago and has good speakers fitted front and back.

We have had absolutely loads of work carried out on this van, too much to remember, as we've owned it for 14 years!

The bodywork was totally resprayed with some panels replaced however it's starting to bubble in the usual T25 hot spots.

The pop top canvas is clean as the whole canvas was replaced during lockdown.

2 adults can easily fit in the pop top and we use it with a self inflating mat or camp mats. The rock n roll bed can fit some 4ft fitted sheets or the Outwell/Outdoor Revolution self inflating mattresses that are designed for campers.

Our children love sleeping up top and I used a pop up crib in the top when they were babies.

It's not my intention to hide any faults so please view it if interested and and we can talk through any quirks we know of/ can remember. Though that this van is nearly 40 years old, there aren't many:

There is an additional temperature gauge on the dash to avoid overheating, additional access to water coolant, unreliable fuel gauge (in a good way, it's usually got more in than it shows), wobbly speedo (again in a good way, you're usually going slower than it says so no risk of a ticket).

I can send more photos on request or come and view in person.

If you give it some regular TLC it should provide you with many more years or memories as it has done for us.

Recent MOT advisory Play in steering rack under joints / general body corrosion / wheel bearing has slight play nearside front. I don't know if these are repaired as it was getting other work done by our mechanic at the time.

Will include a few extra bits including camping chairs and Haynes manual.

Based near Newark in Nottinghamshire.

Open to sensible offers, T25s are notoriously hard to value.


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