The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Westfalia Club Joker with Grey Furniture / Dark Grey Edging and Grey / Red Upholstery Model History
In July 1986 the new updated Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker camper was introduced. Whilst maintaining a similar layout to the previous version of the Club Joker 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)Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker engine options and approx price ( inclusive tax when new in standard form):
From 07/1986 price list. Prices are in German Deutschmark:
VW Westfalia Club Joker Pop Top (Club Joker 1)
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DG (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox 46,315 DM
Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ (2109cc) Injection 82 Kw 112PS 5 Speed Gearbox 48,094 DM
The VW Westfalia Club Joker was available initially in 1986/87 in 4 colours.
R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweiss) (with white roof)
H3H3 Marsala Red (LH3D) (Marsalarot) (with red roof)
W4W4 Titian Red Metallic (LE3T) (Tizianrot metallic) at extra cost 1633.62 DM (with red roof)
X2X2 Dove Grey Metallic (LH5U) (Taubengrau Metallic) at extra cost 1633.62 DM (with Steel (Stahl) blue roof)
In June 1988 Volkswagen introduced 6 more colour options in addition to the options above:
A7A7 Light Grey (L345) (Lichtgrau) (with white roof)
J2J2 Marine Blue (LA5B) (Marineblau) (with white roof)
J5J5 Medium Blue (LH5G) (Mediumblau) (with white roof)
J6J6 Capri Blue (Capriblau) (L52H) (with white roof)
K6K6 Slate Blue (Schieferblau) (LH5V) (with white roof)
X9X9 Flash Silver Metallic at extra cost (LP7Y) (Flashsilber Metallic) at extra cost 1749.90 DM from 06/88 price list (with white roof)
In 1988 a new colour was introduced Bordeaux Red Pearl Metallic (Burgundy) (LC3Y) Bordeauxrot Perleffekt
3) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Furniture Specification
The 1987 model year T25 / T3 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Camper was available in two different interior layouts known as Club Joker 1 (Pop top) and Club Joker 3 (High top).
VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 Pop Top
The VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 Pop Top 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 light grey surface finish and dark grey edging trim.
8) Optional (at additional cost) front table on swinging arm (60 cm x 40 cm) with light grey surface finish and dark grey edging trim.
VW Westfalia Club Joker 1 Pop Top Interior Photos
The 1987 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker had light grey furniture and grey upholstery with a red / black stripe pattern.
VW Westfalia Club Joker 3 High Top
Having the same layout as the Westfalia Club Joker 1 but with a hightop.
VW Westfalia Club Joker 3 High Top Interior Photos
4) Westfalia Club Joker Upholstery Specification
The 1987 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker had light grey furniture and the upholstery was grey with red / black stripes.
This material is prone to wear especially on the front seats so check carefully if looking to buy this model of Club Joker.
Curtain material was grey with a black and red striped pattern.
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 on pop tops was light grey.
Fibreglass roof had an opening plastic window (29 cm x 39 cm) with mosquito net and black out curtain.
Two fresh air vents.
Double bed in poptop roof 185 cm x 122 cm.
The double bed cushion in roof on pop tops was a light grey material.
VW Westfalia Club Joker 3 High top Roof Version:
with large plastic double glazed panorama window at the front.
Insulated with 25 mm insulation.
Two 40 cm x 40 cm lifting air vents with mosquito nets.
Two x 12 volt lights inside roof.
Storage cupboard above drivers cabin.
Double bed in hightop roof 194 cm x 116 cm.
The double bed cushion in roof on high tops was a light grey material.
6)Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker 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.
The front carpet in the cab was grey.
7) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Door Trim Specification
Door trims and interior panels were grey vinyl with a storage pocket on drivers side.
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 (only in Club Joker 3 Hightop) are made from lined wood panels.
Windows and Curtains
Five tinted and double glazed windows in rear living area. The window above the cooker opens.
Curtains all round. The curtain for the front windscreen was clipped on when required.
220 Volt external hook up with internal outlet socket and safety trip cut out and 220 volt adaptor cable.
63 Ah Leisure battery with split charge relay and automatic battery volt charger.
Three transistor lights 12 volts (additionally there were two reading lights in roof bed on Club Joker 3 hightop models).
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, 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.
Storage rail above kitchen.
Diode control display system on the kitchen unit showing fresh water tank level, leisure battery charge level, indicator when fridge is running on gas and Eis-ex switch and LED indicator to show when Eis-ex is switched on (LPG preheater for use in extreme cold conditions).
42 litre fridge working from 12v, 220v and gas.
All furniture is five sheet laminated and 15 mm thick plywood with a light grey PVC coating and dark grey PVC edging. The upholstery with red / black stripes on a grey base material.
Rock N Roll Seat Bed for 2 people in the rear with 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.
Double bed when rock n roll bed folded down including cushion over engine bay (188 cm x 120 cm).
Thermostatically controlled Eberpacher night heater using either diesel or petrol depending on engine specified.
Eberspacher heater timer control with digital display. (Not standard on the Joker).
Club Joker logos and stripes on the outside of the vehicle.
Additional Model Equipment
Holders for two headrests on rear seat.
Seat belts for two people on rear seat.
Swivelling driver and passenger seats.
Isringhauer (ISRI) highback comfort seats with adjustable armrests and cloth storage pockets at rear in Club Joker upholstery. (Joker came with captain seats but not these special ones. Westfalia comfort seats could be ordered at additional cost for the Joker)
Rubber backed Velour carpet for the rear of the bus. (not standard on Joker).
Four silver wheel trims.
Four cupholders (two front, two rear).
Front spoiler (not standard on Joker).
Front and rear bumpers with profile strip (Not standard on Joker).
Speedometer with resettable mileage trip, rev counter and digital clock.
Opening quarter light windows for driver and passenger (Not standard on Joker).
Front windscreen in laminated safety glass.
Dual circuit and handbrake warning light.
Lockable glove box lid.
Carpet inside covering front wheel arches.
Child lock on sliding door.
Intermittent windscreen wipers.
Club Joker had square headlight grill with double headlights. (Joker had round single headlights as standard).
Passenger sun visor equipped with make up mirror with light (not standard on Joker).
90 amp alternator (only with petrol engine).
12 Volt accessory socket in dashboard.
Dashboard and steering wheel in black. Cab area door trim in grey.
5 1/2 J x 14 Wheels. Steel belt tyres 185 R 14 C.
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 7/86 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
Towbar. Cost 597.36 DM
2 x Electric adjustable and heated side mirrors. Cost 444.60 DM
Power steering with smaller steering wheel. Cost 1738.50 DM
Electric windows. Cost 835.62 DM
Central Locking. Cost 627.00 DM
10) Accessories available at extra cost included:
There were many accessories available at extra cost for your Westfalia Club Joker. Below is a list of some of them taken from 7/86 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
Radio Package Blaupunkt. Order Number 216 002 346 001 Cost 1378.75 DM
Radio Package Phillips. Order Number 216 003 346 001. Cost 984.97 DM
Cruise Control System. Order Number 216 002 446 001. Cost 891.46 DM
Two runners in rear floor to allow fitting of optional middle seat bank for two persons. Order Number 1 030. Cost 135.07 DM
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 in grey upholstery material to match the interior of the bus. Order Number 216 016 270 002. Cost 1267.58 DM (Only in conjunction with two runners mentioned above)
2 Headrests for rear seat (or middle seat bank if ordered as an extra.) Order Number 216 112 230 030, Cost 122.60 DM.
Universal storage / seat box for behind passenger seat. Order Number 216 025 270 020. Cost 293.00 DM
Table with swinging arm for drivers cab area. Order Number 216 035 227 001. Cost 122.60 DM
Dividing curtains for between cab area and rear living area on Joker 1 (Pop Top). Order Number 216 003 280 025. Cost 92.47 DM
Dividing curtains for between cab area and rear living area on Joker 3 (High Top). Order Number 216 004 280 025. Cost 113.25 DM
Child nets for inside roof bed for Joker 1 (Pop Top). Order Number 216 039 113 020. Cost 70.65 DM
Child nets for inside roof bed for Joker 3 (High Top). Order Number 216 010 237 030. Cost 70.65 DM
Mosquito net for rear tailgate. Order Number 216 009 238 005. Cost 72.73 DM
Mosquito net for sliding door. Order Number 216 010 238 005. Cost 123.64 DM
Mosquito net for opening window. Order Number 216 005 238 005. Cost 56.11 DM
Fire extinguisher. Order Number 216 013 250 010. Cost 63.38 DM
Awning 250 cm wide. Order Number 216 009 433 030. Cost 1121.85 DM
Awning 300 cm wide. Order Number 217 001 433 030. Cost 1189.66 DM
Awning mounting set for Club Joker 1 (Pop Top). Order Number 216 009 433 030. Cost 93.51 DM
Awning mounting set for Club Joker 3 (High Top). Order Number 217 001 433 021. Cost 39.48 DM
Aluminium cycle rack. Order Number 216 001 434 030. Cost 402.09 DM
Ski Holder. Order Number 216 001 434 035. Cost 414.44 DM
Surf board holder for Club Joker 3 (High Top). Order Number 216 004 434 025. Cost 209.88 DM
Translift System for Club Joker 1 (Pop Top). Order Number 216 005 434 010. Cost 475.86 DM
Surfboard attachment. Order Number 216 005 434 025. Cost 104.94 DM
Kajak attachment. Order Number 216 005 434 030. Cost 99.74 DM
Ski attachment. Order Number 216 005 434 035. Cost 158.97 DM
Translift Connector. Order Number 216 005 434 015. Cost 51.95 DM
Translift winding fitting. Order Number 216 005 434 020. Cost 6.75 DM
Insulated cover for Club Joker 1 (Poptop). Order Number 216 015 113 045. Cost 358.45 DM
Additional insulated and quilted clip on winter curtain for front windscreen. Order Number 216 015 280 021. Cost 261.83 DM
Child bed for the cab area. Order Number 216 010 237 002. Cost 100.78 DM
Folding head cushion. Order Number 216 002 270 031. Cost 57.15 DM
Air vent that fits into passenger window frame. Order Number 216 010 145 033. Cost 136.11 DM
Tableware Set. Order Number 216 096 210 028. Cost 164.16 DM
Universal folding table stand. Order Number 216 027 227 002. Cost 71.69 DM
Sleeping bag. Order Number 216 112 230 050. Cost 147.54 DM
12 v Magnetic Light. Order Number 216 014 345 002. Cost 47.79 DM
Cable drum. Order Number 216 002 345 010. Cost 307.54 DM
Adaptor for gastank. Order Number 216 016 246 030. Cost 41.56 DM
Compact water hose system. Order Number 216 101 210 035. Cost 53.51 DM
12 Litre Water Canister. Order Number 216 101 210 030. Cost 22.86 DM
Folding Step. Order Number 216 053 203 030. Cost 46.76 DM
Chemical Toilet. Order Number 216 004 209 010. Cost 137.15 DM
11) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Joker Side Stripes and Logos
VW Westfalia Club Joker side stripes and driver and passenger door decals
12) VW Westfalia Club Joker Camper Badging
13) 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