The 1983 Volkswagen Watercooled T25 / T3 Westfalia Club Joker Model History.
In 1983 at the same time the remodelled watercooled Westfalia Joker was released (with beige furniture) a new higher spec model called the Westfalia Club Joker was added to the range. Available in both Club Joker 1 (Pop Top) and Club Joker 3 (High Top) versions this model also had beige furniture with brown edging. Initially the Club Joker upholstery was a brown material and it had a slightly different layout inside than the Joker with an L-shaped round rear seating arrangement. In 1986 the upholstery and layout changed again to the more standard rear seating arrangement as seen in the Joker. For information about the 1986 model Click Here.
1) Watercooled VW Westfalia Club Joker engine options and approx price (inclusive tax when new in standard form):
Prices are from 10/83 price list. Prices are in German Deutschmark:
VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 (Pop Top)
Price For Volkswagen Transporter
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DF (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox 24,569 DM
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DF (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 5 speed manual gearbox 25,149 DM
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DG (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox 25,194 DM
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DG (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox 25,774 DM
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DG (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox 27,121 DM
Then add the additional cost for Westfalia equipment depending on the configuration chosen (see diagrams lower down for clarification)
VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 with double glazing with comfort seats - Petrol 15,638 DM
VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 with double glazing with comfort seats - Diesel 15,820 DM
VW Westfalia Club Joker 3 with double glazing with comfort seats - Petrol 17,395 DM
VW Westfalia Club Joker 3 with double glazing with comfort seats - Diesel 17,577 DM
2) 1983 - 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Colour Options
The VW Westfalia Club Joker was available initially in 1983 in 4 exterior colours:
H3H3 Marsala Red (LH3D) (Marsalarot) - Interior upholstery Brown / Beige
J4J4 Kurilian Blue (LH5T) (Kurilenblau) -Interior upholstery Brown / Beige
N1N1 Escorial Green (LT6A) (Escorialgrün) - Interior upholstery Brown / Beige
T3T3 Merian Brown (LA8A) (Merianbraun) - Interior upholstery Brown / Beige
In Early 1984 an extra metallic colour was available:
X4X4 Bronze Beige Metallic (LH8U) (Bronzebeige Metallic) at extra cost(DM 1579) - Interior upholstery Brown / Beige
3) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Furniture Specification
1983 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker 1 Pop Top Round Seat Version
The VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 (Pop Top) layout consisted of:
1) Combination cupboard 71 cm wide x 50 cm deep on the left behind the drivers seat with sink, two flame 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 integrated freshwater tank.
3) Wardrobe and storage unit 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 dark brown surface finish and dark brown edging trim.
8) Front table on swinging arm (60 cm x 40 cm) with dark brown surface finish and dark brown edging trim.
VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 Poptop Interior Photos
The 1983 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker had beige furniture and the upholstery was dark brown with a pattern effect called “Adagio”.
1983 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker 3 High Top Round Seat Version
VW Westfalia Club Joker 3 Hightop Interior Photos
Having the same layout as the VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 but with a hightop option.
4) 1983 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Upholstery Specification
The 1983 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker had beige furniture and the upholstery was dark brown with a pattern effect known as “Adagio”.
This material seems to be harder wearing than the earlier options but can still show signs of wear on seat edges etc.
The curtains were made from a beige cloth material.
5) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Roof Specification
VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 Pop Top Roof Version:
Beige coloured fibre glass 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 plastic window (29 cm x 39 cm) with mosquito net.
Double bed in pop top roof 185 cm x 122 cm.
VW Westfalia Club Joker 3 High top Roof Version:
Beige coloured fibre glass roof.
Large plastic double glazed panorama window at the front.
Insulated with 25mm insulation.
One 400mm x 400mm lifting air vent with mosquito net.
2 x 12 volt lights inside roof area.
Front cupboard locker over drivers cabin.
Double bed in hightop roof 194 cm x 116 cm.
The double bed in both pop top and high top roof had the same dark brown “Adagio” upholstery as the seats. The roof canvas in the pop top was light brown for all 1983 model year Club Jokers.
6)1983-1985 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Flooring and Carpet Specification
The rear floor was a multi coloured lino type material and this was covered by a removable square dark brown carpet with a non slip rubber backing.
The front carpet in the cab was a tan coloured brown.
7) 1983-1985 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Door Trim Specification
On the 1983 model year Westfalia Club Joker the door trims and seat vinyl were dark brown. The door trim had a matching “Adagio” material padded insert.
8) 1983-1985 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Standard Model Specification
Insulated on all inner bodywork in the living area with 25mm thick mineral fibre plates. Floor area has a plywood sheet with PVC covering. Over the engine bay is insulating noise absorbing mat. The side walls and roof panels are made from dark brown and lighter imitation leather. In some panels there is a padding of matching “Adagio” material.
Windows and Curtains
On the Club Joker 1 (Pop Top) and Club Joker 3 (High Top) both had 5 tinted and double glazed windows in rear living area. The window above the cooker opens.
High quality cotton curtains all round including drivers cabin area. The curtains for the sliding door and front windscreen were clipped on when required.
220 volt External Hook Up with internal outlet socket and safety trip cut out. Hook up adaptor cable is included.
Leisure battery with split charge relay and automatic 220 volt charger.
3 Transistor Lights 12 Volts 8 Watt (two under the storage channel on the left over the kitchen channel and one over the sliding door.)
Freshwater and Wastewater
40 Litre Freshwater tank with electric pump and lockable cap.
20 litre waste water tank under the vehicle.
External underbody 8kg LPG tank with Eis-ex (gas preheater for extreme cold temperature use) and 3 tap control.
Combination cupboard 71cm wide x 50cm deep on the left behind the drivers seat with sink, 2 flame 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 a fridge.
Diode control display system on the kitchen unit showing fresh water tank level, leisure battery charge level and indicator when fridge is running on gas as well as switch and display for Eis-ex LPG preheater.
Storage rail above kitchen.
All furniture is five sheet laminated and 15mm thick plywood with a beige PVC coating and brown PVC edging. The upholstery is dark brown velour material. The seat rear and side surfaces are brown imitation leather.
L-Round seat configuration (Rock N Roll Seat / Bed) for 2 people in the rear with 120 cm wide upholstered cushion over the engine bay.
Roof locker cupboard above rear seat with shelf accessible from rear tailgate area.
Small cupboard rear left over the engine bay with two cubby hole shelves.
Rotating table (80 cm x 40 cm) on metal arm for rear living area.
Smaller rotating table (60 cm x 40 cm) on metal arm for front cab area.
Table tops and kitchen top surface are finished in dark brown.
Double bed when rock n roll bed folded down including cushion over engine bay (188 cm x 120 cm ).
42 litre fridge working from 12v, 220v and gas.
Eberspacher 2300 thermostatically controlled night heater.
CLUB JOKER logos on the outside in gold.
Additional Standard Model Equipment
Two Westfalia Comfort seats in drivers cabin with armrests and integrated headrests.
Two runners in rear floor to allow fitting of optional middle seat for two persons.
Holders for two headrests on rear seat.
Seat belts for two people on rear seat.
Rear upper surfaces in dark brown.
Curtains between rear living area and drivers cab.
Four wheel trims in gold colour.
Front headlight grill in gold colour.
M054 Lockable glove box lid (available at extra cost on Joker model).
M089 Windscreen in laminated safety glass (available at extra cost on Joker model).
M206 Dipping rear view mirror (available at extra cost on Joker model).
M386 Carpet over front wheel arches inside bus (available at extra cost on Joker model).
M511 Instrument panel part padded (available at extra cost on Joker model).
M551 Halogen Headlights (available at extra cost on Joker model).
M616 Reversing light (available at extra cost on Joker model).
M643 Storage pocket on drivers door (available at extra cost on Joker model).
Z05 M-Packet including Clock and speedometer with resettable mileage trip, Rubber trim on bumpers, Quarter light windows in cab, Reversing light (available at extra cost on Joker model).
Two loudspeakers (15 Watt) fitted in the rear roof locker. Number 216 001 346 001 (available at extra cost on Joker model).
Black Plastic Front Spoiler. Order Number 216 001 127 010 (available at extra cost on Joker model).
9) Options available at extra cost included:
There were many options available at extra cost for your Westfalia Club-Joker. Below is a list of some of them taken from 10/83 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
M032 Lockable fuel cap. Cost 22.19 DM
M050 Dual circuit and handbrake warning light. Cost 59,52 DM
M657 Power steering (not in conjunction with M156). Cost 1522.99 DM
M659 Halogen Fog lights. Cost 284.50 DM
R39 Radio Braunschweig 2. Cost 364.04 DM
R44 Radio Emdem. Cost 464.07 DM
R60 Ingolstadt 2 Stereo CR. Cost 968.50 DM
The following options were available for Club Joker Only (ie not Joker)
M060 Additional Heating
M508 Sliding window
M530 Automatic Step (Not sure what this was ?)
M552 Additional heater in passenger compartment
M558 Second battery (with split charge relay?)
M560 Steel sliding roof
M640 Long term underbody protection
Also there was a package you could buy:
Z01 Bad weather package including Rear fog lights, Intermittent windscreen wipers, Halogen fog lights. Cost 367.22 DM
Also available as additional options:
For both Club Joker 1 and Club Joker 3 it was possible to get a removable two seat middle bank unit that sat behind the driver and passenger seats and in front of the rear seat and fastened to rails in the floor. This unit was available in brown beige upholstery material to match the interior of the bus. Order Number 216 084 806 001. Cost 1144 DM
For vehicles with automatic gearbox there was a modification to the second hot air outlet in the rear in the living area. Order Number 216 088 400 001. Cost 78 DM.
10) Accessories available at extra cost included (Prices in German Deutschmark and Order Number from Accessories Price List dated 03/84):
Freestanding Awning (350 cm x 230 cm). Over roof complete with supports. Order Number 216 008 433 001, Cost 1830 DM.
Freestanding Awning (295 cm x 210 cm). Over roof complete with supports. Order Number 216 009 433 001, Cost 1199 DM.
Freestanding Awning (350 cm x 280 cm). Order Number 216 008 433 010, Cost 635 DM.
Awning that is attached in vehicle gutter (250 cm x 190 cm). Order Number 216 006 433 010, Cost 152 DM
Pull out side awning (250 cm x 190 cm). Order Number 538 199 538 205, Cost 831 DM.
Side walls for pull out side awning fits left or right side with base skirting. Order Number 538 203, Cost 116 DM.
Ski rack for 4 pairs of skis fitting to vehicle tailgate. Order Number 539 080, Cost 385 DM
Surfboard Rack for VW Transporter with steel roof, pop top or high top:
Roof bars for VW Transporter T3. Order Number 216 002 434 020, Cost 556 DM.
Swinging arm attachment set for one surfboard. Order Number 216 001 434 021, Cost 215 DM.
Adaptor bracket set for one surfboard. Order Number 216 001 434 022, Cost 122 DM.
Surfboard rack for Westfalia hightops without pre installed screw connection:
1 surfboard holder to be mounted on left and right of roof:
For Westfalia Joker high top roof bar (upto 07/84). Order Number 216 003 434 020, Cost 464 DM.
Adaptor bracket set for one surfboard. Order Number 216 003 434 021, Cost 149 DM
Mosquito net for the double glazed window over the cooker. Order Number 216 005 238 001, Cost 50 DM.
Mosquito net for the tailgate. (Press studs are already installed on vehicle ready for this) Order Number 216 004 238 001, Cost 68 DM.
Mosquito net for the sliding door. Special design for Club Joker. Order Number 216 007 238 001, Cost 112 DM.
Insulated cover for pop top canvas when roof is up. Order Number 504 572, Cost 324 DM.
PVC coated tarpaulin material luggage bag for the luggage rack above the front cabin (not for Club Joker 3 high top). Order Number 216 004 443 001, Cost 158 DM.
Seat storage box for behind passenger seat with Adagio brown beige cushion. Order Number 216 015 806 020, Cost 265 DM.
Child net for inside Club Joker 1 pop top roof. Order Number 216 007 237 020, Cost 64 DM.
Child net for inside Club Joker 3 high top roof. Order Number 216 015 113 050, Cost 64 DM.
Head cushions for comfortable sleeping with Adagio brown beige cushion. Order Number 216 002 806 030, Cost 53 DM.
Water canister (10 litres) with funnel. Order Number 504 051, Cost 22 DM.
Adaptor for filling gas tank in France and Italy. Order Number 523 266, Cost 39 DM.
Twenty five metre 220 volt mains hook up cable drum. Order Number 507 906, Cost 286 DM.
Connecting cable 1.4 meter long for between vehicle and cable drum. Order Number 507 698, Cost 31 DM.
12 volt magnetic light. Order Number 216 014 345 001, Cost 46 DM.
Headrests for middle seat bank if ordered as an extra and/or rear seat. Order Number 502 320, Cost 55 DM each.
Universal folding table stand. Order Number 216 027 227 001, Cost 61 DM.
Fire extinguisher 1kg. Order Number 216 011 250 010, Cost 53 DM.
Fire extinguisher 2kg. Order Number 216 012 250 010, Cost 74 DM.
11) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Side Stripes and Logos
VW Westfalia Club Joker side stripes and driver and passenger door decals.
12) Links to Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Sales Brochures (Prospekt) and Price Lists (Preisliste)
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. Most of the brochures are in German language as this was the main market.
VW Westfalia Club Joker Sales Brochures Prospekt Download