The 1986 Volkswagen Watercooled T25 / T3 Westfalia Club Joker Model History.
Following on from the first 1984 Westfalia Club Joker (with L-shaped round rear seat configuration) in 1985 a new version of the Club Joker was released. The new model had the more standard rear seat layout as seen in the Joker model.
1) Watercooled VW Westfalia Club Joker engine options and approx price (inclusive tax when new in standard form):
Prices from 08/85 price list. Prices are in German Deutschmark:
VW Westfalia Club Joker Pop Top (Club Joker 1)
Price For Volkswagen Transporter
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DH (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox 26,884 DM
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DH (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 5 speed manual gearbox 27,516 DM
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DG (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox 27,562 DM
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DG (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox 28,195 DM
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DG (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox 29,648 DM
Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ (2109cc) Injection 82 Kw 112PS 5 Speed Gearbox 29,905 DM
Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ (2109cc) Injection 82 Kw 112PS Automatic 31,358 DM
X4X4 Bronze Beige Metallic (LH8U) (Bronzebeige Metallic) at extra cost(DM 1579) - Interior upholstery Light Beige UH
3) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Furniture Specification
Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker 1 Pop Top Version
The VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 layout consisted of:
1) Combination cupboard 87 cm wide x 45 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 Interior Photos
The 1986 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker had beige furniture and the upholstery was a beige brown velour called “Saiga”.
Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker 3 High Top Version
Having the same layout as the Club Joker 1 but with a hightop option.
4) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Upholstery Specification
The 1986 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker had beige furniture and the upholstery was light beige brown velour material called “Saiga”.
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 a beige brown velour material.
5) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Roof Specification
VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 Pop Top Roof Version:
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.
The roof canvas in the pop top was light brown for all 1986 model year Club Jokers
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.
The double bed in pop top had the same beige brown upholstery as the seats.
VW Westfalia Club Joker 3 High top Roof Version:
Large plastic double glazed panorama window at the front.
Insulated with 25 mm insulation.
One 40 cm x 40 cm lifting air vent with mosquito net.
Front cupboard locker over drivers cabin.
Fixing point in hightop roof for the surfboard rack (surfboard rack was available as an option at extra cost).
Double bed in hightop roof 194 cm x 116 cm.
The double bed in high top roof had the same beige brown upholstery as the seats.
6) 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 tan coloured brown carpet with a non slip rubber backing..
The front carpet in the cab was a tan coloured brown.
7) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Door Trim Specification
On the 1986 model year Westfalia Club Joker the door trims and seat vinyl were beige brown. The door trim had a matching material padded insert.
8) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker 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 from dark brown and lighter imitation leather. In some panels there is a padding of matching “Saiga” material.
Windows and Curtains
Both the Club Joker 1 (Pop Top) and Club Joker 3 (High Top) 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.
63 Amp leisure battery with split charge relay and automatic battery charger.
Three 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
55 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 87 cm wide x 45 cm 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 the 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.
Storage rail above kitchen.
All furniture is five sheet laminated and 15 mm thick plywood with a beige PVC coating and brown PVC edging. The upholstery is beige brown velour material. The seat rear and side surfaces are imitation leather.
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.
Wardrobe and small cupboard rear left over the engine bay.
Storage unit along the side with 3 stowage areas.
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 top 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 bank 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.
Velour carpet for rear living area (available at extra cost on Joker model).
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).
M621 90 Amp alternator for Club Joker 1 (pop top) petrol models (was also standard on Joker 1 for this model year) but was an option at extra cost on Joker 3 (high top) and Club Joker 3.
M643 Storage pocket on drivers door (available at extra cost on Joker model).
Z02 M-Packet including digital clock and rev counter with resettable mileage trip, Rubber trim on bumpers, Quarter light windows in cab (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 7/85 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
M050 Dual circuit and handbrake warning light. Cost 64.98 DM
M074 Rear mudflaps. Cost 93.84 DM
M099 M+S Steel Belt Tyres Fulda “Kristall” (185 R 14 C). Cost 188.10
M103 Stronger shock absorbers. Cost 132.24 DM
M162 Rubber profile strip in bumpers (not in conjunction with Z25). Cost 83.22 DM
M171 Steel Belt Tyres 185 R 14 C standard or at extra cost were:
697 Conti RS 771. Cost 42.18 DM
949 Goodyear G 800 + S. Cost 42.18 DM
954 Michelin XC (not in conjunction with M099). Cost 42.18 DM
M165 Locking service access flap (behind registration plate for oil and water top up). Cost 39.90 DM
M173 Steel Belt Tyres 205/70 R 14 (only in conjunction with M401). Cost 570 DM
M194 Two convex door mirrors. Cost 25.08 DM
M208 Towbar with ball type hitch. Cost 576.84 DM
M220 Limited slip differential. Not in combination 44KW Otto engine. Cost 1056.78 DM
M288 Headlight washers. Cost 383.04 DM
M401 Alloy Wheels 6J x 14 (only in conjunction with M173). Cost 1275.66 DM
M488 Swiveling single seat for the living area with lockable stowage area. Cost 994.08 DM
M534 Child lock on sliding door. Cost 30.78 DM
M568 Heat absorbing glass for driver and passenger door windows. Cost 64.98 DM
M571 Rear Fog Light. Cost 61.56 DM
M621 More powerful alternator 90 Ah. (only required with otto motor this is standard on Club Joker 1). Cost 230.28 DM
M622 Cigarette lighter with 12 volt outlet. Cost 50.16 DM
M640 Long term under body protection. Cost 354.54 DM
M652 Intermittent windscreen wipers (not in conjunction with Z01). Cost 61.56 DM
M657 Power steering with small steering wheel (only in conjunction with 66kW motor). Cost 1679.22 DM
M659 Halogen fog lights (not in conjunction with Z01). Cost 308.94 DM
S790 Exhaust katalysator and lamda sensor with every vehicle with exhaust cleaned engine (allowing the use of leaded petrol). Cost 165.30 DM
M999 Sun visor with mirror and light. Cost 50.16 DM
R01 Radio “Alpha” Mono. Cost 372.00 DM
R11 Radio “Beta” Mono. Cost 472.00 DM
R22 Radio “Gamma” Stereo Cassette. Cost 743.70 DM
Electronic Cruise control. Order Number 216 002 446 001. Cost 858 DM
Westfalia radio package Blaupunkt Heidelberg SQR 24. Order Number 216 002 346 001. Cost 1327 DM
Westfalia radio package Phillips Racing 744. Order Number 216 003 346 001. Cost 948 DM
Eberspacher heater timer control with digital display for diesel or petrol heating package. Order Number 216 001 446 002. Cost 169 DM
Installation of a second lifting air vent in the hightop roof. Order Number 216 010 145 010. Cost 195 DM
Colour of pop top roof (instead of white) in the body colour of the vehicle.
Normal paint. Order Number 216 094 400 010. Cost 243 DM
Metallic Paint Order Number 216 094 400 011. Cost 401 DM
Colour of high top roof.(instead of white) in the body colour of the vehicle.
Normal paint. Order Number 216 095 400 010. Cost 811 DM
Metallic Paint Order Number 216 095 400 011. Cost 1044 DM
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 beige brown upholstery material to match the interior of the bus. Order Number 216 084 000 001 (Possibly also 216 084 812 001). Cost 1220 DM
Headrests for rear seat and middle seat bank if ordered as an extra. Order Number 502 320, Cost 59 DM.
Seat storage box for behind passenger seat with matching beige brown cushion. Order Number 216 015 000 020 (Possibly also 216 015 812 020), Cost 282 DM.
For vehicles with Turbo diesel and the ones with automatic gearbox there was a modification to the second hot air outlet in the rear in the living area. Order Number 216 094 400 005. Cost 32 DM.
Two loudspeakers (15 Watt) fitted in the rear roof locker with Radio R022. Order Number 216 001 346 001. Cost 80 DM.
Removal of normal wheels and fitting of alloy wheels M401 when ordered as an extra cost option. Order Number 216 094 400 009. Cost 117 DM.
10) Accessories available at extra cost included (Prices in German Deutschmark and Order Number from Accessories Price List dated 05/86):
Freestanding Awning ( 350 cm x 230 cm ). Over roof complete with supports. Order Number 216 008 443 001, Cost 1395 DM.
Freestanding Awning ( 295 cm x 210 cm ). Over roof complete with supports. Order Number 216 009 443 001, Cost ? DM.
Freestanding Awning ( 350 cm x 280 cm ). Order Number 216 008 443 010, Cost ? DM.
Sun Awning. Order Number 216 006 443 010, Cost 149 DM.
Pull out side awning (300 cm x 200 cm) “Automatic box”. Order Number 538 220, Cost 1145 DM.
Installation kit for Pull out side awning for high top. Order Number 217 001 433 020, Cost 38 DM.
Installation kit for pull out side awning for VW Transporter roof gutter. Order Number 216 009 433 020, Cost 90 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 169 DM.
Cycle Rack for 2 bicycles for VW Transporter T3 tailgate . Order Number 539 130, Cost 387 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 575 DM.
Swinging arm attachment set for one surfboard. Order Number 216 001 434 021, Cost 223 DM.
Adaptor bracket set for one surfboard. Order Number 216 003 434 021, Cost 154 DM.
Surfboard rack for Westfalia hightops with pre installed screw connection:
2 surfboard holders to be mounted on left and right of roof:
For Westfalia Joker high top (after 08/84). Order Number 216 004 434 020, Cost 202 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 480 DM.
Adaptor bracket set for one surfboard. Order Number 216 003 434 021, Cost 154 DM
Ski Holder for VW Transporter tailgate. Order Number 539 080, Cost 396 DM.
Insulated cover for pop top canvas when roof is up. Order Number 504 572, Cost 345 DM.
Mosquito net for the double window over the sliding door. Order Number 216 005 238 001, Cost 54 DM.
Mosquito net for the tailgate. Order Number 216 004 238 001, Cost 70 DM.
Mosquito net for the sliding door. Special design for Club Joker. Order Number 216 007 238 001, Cost 119 DM.
Child bed that is suspended over the driver and passenger seats in the cab. Order Number 216 010 237 001, Cost 97 DM.
Child net for inside Club Joker 1 pop top roof. Order Number 216 007 237 020, Cost 68 DM.
Child net for inside Club Joker 3 high top roof. Order Number 216 015 113 050, Cost 68 DM.
12 volt magnetic light. Order Number 216 014 345 001, Cost 46 DM.
Connecting cable 1.4 meter long for between vehicle and cable drum. Order Number 507 698, Cost 32 DM.
Twenty five metre 220 volt mains hook up cable. Order Number 507 906, Cost 296 DM.
Adaptor for filling gas tank in France and Italy. Order Number 523 266, Cost 40 DM.
10 metre water hose for filling fresh water tank. Order Number 503 465, Cost 90 DM.
Plastic air vent for passenger side window for ventilation while camping. Order Number 216 010 145 033, Cost 131 DM.
Step Tread - a small foldable step. Order Number 539 125, Cost 45 DM.
Water canister (12 litres) with funnel. Order Number 504 051, Cost 22 DM.
Universal folding table stand. Order Number 216 027 227 001, Cost 69 DM.
Fire extinguisher with holder. Order Number 216 013 250 010, Cost 61 DM.
Tableware set with stand. Order Number 216 096 210 025, Cost 158 DM.
Head cushions for comfortable sleeping with Saiga brown beige cushion. Order Number 216 002 812 030, Cost 55 DM.
Cup Holder. Order Number 503 467, Cost 12 DM.
Toilet Bi-Pot 125 fits in seat storage box. Order Number 523 288, Cost 132 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