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1987 Westfalia Vanagon Camper 

 

The Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon Camper with Grey Furniture / Dark Grey Edging and Grey Upholstery Model History

In July 1986 the new updated Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon camper was introduced. Whilst maintaining a similar layout to the previous version of the Vanagon Camper the furniture was now in a more modern light grey with dark grey edge trim. The upholstery was in matching grey materials. Engine specifications and external colour options changed as well.

 

1) Watercooled VW Westfalia Vanagon Camper engine options and approx price ( inclusive tax when new in standard form):

Prices from 01/87 price list. Prices are in German Deutschmark:

Westfalia Vanagon Camper GL Pop Top

Petrol  Watercooled  2.1 Litre Engine with Digifant fuel injection and 4 speed manual gearbox 34,919 DM

Petrol  Watercooled  2.1 Litre Engine with Digifant fuel injection and automatic gearbox  37,102 DM

Then add the additional cost for Westfalia equipment

Westfalia Vanagon Camping Equipment  - 12,099 DM

2) 1987 -1991 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon Camper Colour Options

Initially the 1987 Westfalia Vanagon Camper was available in 6 colours.

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweiss) - White Poptop Roof

S8S8 Savanna Beige Metallic (LH1V) (Savannabeige Metallic) at extra cost - Desert Beige Poptop Roof

X9X9 Flash Silver Metallic (LP7Y) (Flashsilber Metallic) - with White Roof

W4W4 Titian Red Metallic (LE3T) (Tizianrot Metallic) - with Red Roof

X2X2 Dove Blue Metallic (LH5U) (Taubengrau Metallic) - with Steel (Stahl) Blue Roof

9731 Wolfram Grey Metallic (LH7V) - with Cloud Grey Roof      

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For model years 1988 and 1989 Flash Silver Metallic was not an option and then in 1990 it was reintroduced.

In 1990 the options were Pastel White, Flash Silver Metallic and a new colour Bordeaux Red Pearl Metallic (Burgundy) (LC3Y)  -with matching roof

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And in 1991 the options were Pastel White, Flash Silver Metallic, Bordeaux Red Pearl Metallic (Burgundy) and a new colour Orly Blue Metallic (LP5Z)  -with matching roof

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3) 1987 - 1991 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon Camper Furniture Specification

At the introduction of the 1987 model year Vanagon Camper with the grey interior there were 2 versions available 1) The Camper and 2) The Camper GL. The base Camper had a poptop roof (with skylight), rear seat/bed, a rear facing seat behind the driver, clothes locker, storage cabinets. folding side table and removable fridge.

The Camper GL was the full on camper with stove, sink and fridge etc. From now on this model history refers only to the Camper GL model.

1987 - 1991 Westfalia Vanagon Camper GL Pop Top

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The 1987 - 1991 VW Westfalia Vanagon Camper GL layout consisted of:

1) Combination cupboard 87 cm wide x 45 cm deep on the left behind the drivers seat with sink, two flame LP gas cooker with splash plate. The splash plate folds down and can be used to drain dishes after washing. Also the unit has a cutlery draw, a large cupboard for tableware and the fridge.

2) Cupboard unit with 10.5 US Gallon (40 litre) integrated freshwater tank.

3) Wardrobe (with mirror on inside of door) and storage unit with 3 shelves over the engine bay.

4) Roof locker below roof bed.

5) Cushion 120 cm wide over the engine bay.

6) 3/4 width rock n roll bed for 2 persons (bed is 188 cm x 120 cm when folded out) with bedding storage area under seat.

7) Rear table on swinging arm (80 cm x 40 cm) with light grey surface finish and dark grey edging trim.

8) Front table on swinging arm (60 cm x 40 cm) with light grey surface finish and dark grey edging trim.

1987 - 1991 Westfalia Vanagon Camper GL Pop Top Interior Photos

The 1987 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon Camper had light grey furniture and grey velour upholstery.

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4) 1987 - 1991 Westfalia Vanagon Upholstery Specification

The 1987 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon camper had light grey furniture and the upholstery was grey velour.

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Curtains were grey with a darker grey/red stripe pattern.

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5) 1987 - 1991 VW Westfalia Vanagon Camper GL Pop Top Roof

Luggage rack over the drivers cab.

Inner lining of roof was a soft flock material.

Canvas had a large opening aperture at the front with a zippable mosquito net.

Fibreglass roof had an opening skylight plastic window (29 cm x 39 cm) with mosquito net.

Double bed in pop top roof 185 cm x 122 cm.

The double bed in roof on pop tops was a light grey material.

The roof canvas on pop tops was light grey.

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6) 1987 - 1991 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon Camper GL Flooring and Carpet Specification

The rear floor was a hard wearing grey lino type material and this was covered by a removable square grey carpet with a non slip rubber backing.

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The front carpet in the cab was grey.

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7) 1987 - 1991 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon Camper GL Door Trim Specification

Door trims and interior panels were grey vinyl with a matching material padded insert. There was a storage pocket on the drivers side door panel.

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8) 1987 - 1991 Westfalia Vanagon Camper GL Standard Model Specification

Insulated on all inner bodywork in the living area with 25 mm thick mineral fibre plates. Floor area has a plywood sheet with PVC covering. Over the engine bay there is an insulating noise absorbing mat. The side walls and roof panels are made grey imitation leather. In some panels there is a padding of matching grey material.

The 1987 - 1991 VW Vanagon Westfalia Camper had opening sliding windows on the sliding door and above the kitchen unit.

Curtains all round including drivers cabin area. The curtains for the sliding door and front windscreen were clipped on when required.

110v Volt external hook up with internal duplex outlet socket and safety trip cut out.

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45 litre (1.5 cu. ft.) fridge working from 12v, 110v AC or LP gas.

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One redesigned 12 volt transistor light over kitchen unit.

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40 Litre (10.5 US gallon) Freshwater tank with electric pump and external hook up.

Swivelling passenger and drivers bucket seats with armrests with frame type headrests.

External underbody LPG tank (3 US Gallon).

Diode control display system on the kitchen unit showing fresh water tank level, battery charge level and indicator when fridge is running on gas.

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Power steering with smaller steering wheel (safety steering wheel with energy absorbing and collapsible column).

Speedometer with resettable mileage trip.

Tachometer (Rev Counter).

Digital LCD clock.

Fuel level gauge.

Coolant temperature gauge.

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Padded dashboard with additional convenience tray.

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Illuminated vanity mirror in sunvisor.

Lockable glovebox.

Map glovebox light.

Tinted glass.

Steel wheels with aerodynamic full wheel covers.

Electric rear window demister.

Two speed front windshield wipers with intermittent cycle feature.

Door switch controlled courtesy light.

Three point inertia reel seat belts in front and 2 x rear lap belts.

Illuminated ashtray with cigarette lighter.

Drivers door storage pocket.

Square Headlights with separate square high beam lights.

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Dual Outside mirrors.

Flow through fresh air ventilation with 3-speed blower-assist.

Multidirectional heated and fresh air distribution system with illuminated control panel.

Overhead fresh air outlets.

Separate rear heater with 3-speed blower- assist.

Lined panels on interior side walls and carpeting throughout.

External water hook up for city water (this means to connect mains water supply direct to van).

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Opening front quarter light windows in driver and passenger door.

Removable insect screen for rear tailgate.

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Initially the 1987 Vanagon Camper GL had the same chrome bumpers front/rear, with impact strip as earlier models. By mid 1987 the bumpers had been changed to updated black aero styled bumpers with front spoiler and door side planks (on driver and passenger doors).

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Electrical Cable.

Fire Extinguisher.

Initially the 1987 Vanagon Camper GL had no ventilation in the rear side windows but from 1988 each window had a black plastic vent.

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The ride height was lowered by one and a half inches in 1988 for all Vanagon GL Campers.

Up until 1988 the Vanagon Camper GL had chrome window trim inserts but from from 1989 onwards the chrome was replaced with black inserts.

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9) Options available at extra cost included:

M027 California Emissions Equipment - 4 Speed. Cost 573 DM

M027 California Emissions Equipment - Automatic. Cost 703 DM

R74 Radio Heidelberg AM/FM Cassette Radio Stereo US with Anti Theft Protection. Cost 1,102 DM 

M573 Air Conditioning. Cost 4,527 DM (Standard from 1990 model onwards).

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M425 Rear Window Wiper/Washer. Cost 393 DM (Standard from 1990 model onwards).

M173 Michelin Tyres 205/70 R14 C. Cost 591 DM (Standard from 1990 model onwards).

M401 Alloy Wheels 6J x 14. Cost 1,470 DM

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M341 Central Locking System. Cost 627 DM

M998 Body Coloured Electric Adjustable and Heated Exterior Mirrors. Cost 445 DM (Standard from 1990 model onwards).

Metallic Paint. Cost 1,634 DM (Standard from 1990 model onwards).

Cruise Control

Power Electric Windows.

10) 1987 - 1991 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon Camper Rear Badging

 

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11) Links to 1987 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Sales Brochures (Prospekt) and Price Lists (Preisliste)

The following links show various sales literature that was produced by Volkswagen and Westfalia.

Please note that some of the links take you to an external site called vwpix.org, which is an excellent source of sales literature for all versions of VW camper van.

1987 - 1991 VW Westfalia Vanagon Camper Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

1986 / 1987 USA VW Vanagon Camper GL Sales Brochure Prospekt (2 Pages Colour)

1987 USA The Volkswagen Camper by Westfalia Sales Brochure Prospekt (6 Pages Colour)

1987 USA VW Vanagon Range Sales Brochure Prospekt (14 Pages Colour)

1988 USA VW Vanagon Range Sales Brochure Prospekt (14 Pages Colour)

1989 USA VW Vanagon Range Sales Brochure Prospekt (16 Pages Colour)

1990 USA VW Vanagon Range Sales Brochure Prospekt (16 Pages Colour)

1990 USA Fahrvergnuegen Sales Brochure Prospekt (16 Pages Colour)

1990 USA VW Model Range Sales Brochure Prospekt (15 Pages Colour)

1991 USA VW Vanagon Range Sales Brochure Prospekt (18 Pages Colour)

1987 - 1991 VW Westfalia Vanagon Camper Accessories Zubehör Download

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1987 - 1991 VW Westfalia Vanagon Camper Price Lists Preisliste Download

Jan 1987 USA VW Westfalia Vanagon Camper USA Price List Preisliste (4 Pages Black and White)

1987 - 1991 VW Westfalia Vanagon Colour Charts

1991 USA Volkswagen Colour and Upholstery Guide (4 Pages Colour)

 

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