The Volkswagen T25 / T3 1988 Westfalia Club Van with Grey Furniture / Dark Grey Edging and Grey Upholstery Model History.
In June 1988 a rare model called the Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van was introduced. Having a similar layout to the equivalent Westfalia California of that year but with differences to the standard equipment. For example the kitchen unit was slightly different and did not come with a cooker or fridge (although these could be specified as options). Also it had no LPG gas tank or gas fittings. This model was available only with a poptop roof with aero dynamic spoiler on the cab roof. See below for full specification details.
1) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van engine options and approx price (inclusive tax when new in standard form):
From 06/1988 price list. Prices are in German Deutschmark:
VW Westfalia Club Van Pop Top
Diesel Watercooled 1.7 Litre KY (1716cc) 42KW 57PS with 4 speed gear box 30,586 DM
Diesel Watercooled 1.7 Litre KY (1716cc) 42KW 57PS with 5 speed gear box 32,299 DM
M343 Spare wheel carrier for all Syncro models with 185 R 14 C-tyres. Cost 39 DM
M478 Spare wheel carrier for all Syncro models with 205 R 14 C-tyres. Cost 408 DM
2) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van Colour Options
The Westfalia Club Van was available initially in 1988 in 10 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 1749 DM (with red roof)
A7A7 Light Grey (L345) (Lichtgrau) (with white roof)
E1E1 Brilliant Orange (L20B) (Leuchtorange) (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 (LP7Y) (Flashsilber Metallic) at extra cost at extra cost 1749 DM (with white roof)
3) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van Furniture Specification
The 1988 model year T25 / T3 Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van was available with one interior layout and only in pop top form.
VW Westfalia Club Van Pop Top
The VW Westfalia Club Van Pop Top layout consisted of:
1) Combination cupboard 87 cm wide x 45 cm deep on the left behind the drivers seat with sink and locker (suitable for two flame spirit cooker), including cutlery draw, a large cupboard for tableware, Cupboard (where the fridge would be on other models) and a flip up cover over the top.
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 Van Pop Top Interior Photos
The 1988 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van had light grey furniture and grey velour upholstery the same as the California model.
4) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van Upholstery Specification
The 1988 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Joker had light grey furniture and the velour upholstery was grey
This material seems to be very hard wearing so generally wear isn’t a problem.
Curtains were grey with a darker grey / red stripe pattern.
5) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van Roof Specification
VW Westfalia Club Van Pop Top Roof Version:
Westfalia fibreglass poptop roof with aero dynamic spoiler 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 and black out curtain.
Two fresh air vents over the sliding door.
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.
6) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van 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 Van Door Trim Specification
Door trims and interior panels were grey vinyl (with a storage pocket on drivers side available as an option at extra cost).
8) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van 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 bitumen insulation and PVC covering. The side walls and roof panels are made from lined panels.
Curtains in the rear living area including curtains to separate the drivers cab area.
220 volt External Hook Up with internal outlet socket and safety trip cut out.
3 Transistor Lights 12 Volts.
Freshwater and Wastewater
55 Litre Freshwater tank with electric pump and lockable cap.
20 litre waste water tank.
Combination cupboard 87 cm wide x 45 cm deep on the left behind the drivers seat with sink and locker (suitable for two flame spirit cooker), including cutlery draw, a large cupboard for tableware, Cupboard (where the fridge would be on other models) and a flip up cover over the top.
All furniture is five sheet laminated and 15mm thick plywood with a light grey PVC coating and dark grey PVC edging. The upholstery is grey velour material.
Rock N Roll Seat Bed for 2 people in the rear with upholstered cushion over the engine bay and additional removable plastic cover.
Roof locker cupboard above rear seat.
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.
Roof storage locker over drivers cab (according to brochure but not sure about this as model was only available in poptop form with roof spoiler above drivers cab so would be no room for storage above drivers cab?)
Roof frame panels on left and right with integrated curtain rails and transistor lights.
Double bed when rock n roll bed folded down including cushion over engine bay (188 cm x 120 cm).
Club Van logos and stripes on the outside of the vehicle.
Additional Model Equipment
Swivelling driver and passenger seats.
Westfalia Club Van came with captain seats with adjustable armrests and headrests.
M219 Forced ventilation via rear vents in side windows left and right.
M386 Carpet inside covering front wheel arches
M652 Intermittent windscreen wipers.
M054 Lockable glove box lid.
M550 Sliding window with fly net in the sliding door.
M950 Four silver wheel trims.
Grey velour carpet inside the cab area footwell.
Holders for two headrests on rear seat.
220 volt adaptor cable.
Seat belts for two people on rear seat.
Removable velour carpet in living area.
12 Volt accessory socket in dashboard.
12 Volt accessory socket behind drivers seat.
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 Club Van. Below is a list of some of them taken from 06/88 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
M025 Clock and speedometer with resettable mileage trip. Cost 127.68 DM
M050 Dual circuit and hand brake warning light (with Syncro model). Cost 71.82 DM
M074 Rear mudflaps. Cost 103.74 DM
M102 Heated rear screen. Cost 269.04 DM
M103 Stronger shock absorbers. Cost 147.06 DM
M165 Locking access flap (behind registration plate for oil and water top up). Cost 55.86 DM
M173 Steel belt tyres Michelin 205/70 R14. Cost 632.70 DM
M467 Electric driver and passenger heated convex mirrors. Cost 476.52
M511 Instrument panel part padded. Cost 120.84 DM
M530 Automatic Step (Not sure what this was ? but not in conjunction with Westfalia Heating). Cost 617.88 DM
M534 Child lock on sliding door. Cost 34.20 DM
M561 Quarter light windows in front cab. Cost 172.14 DM
M552 Additional heater in passenger compartment. Cost no extra charge
M568 Heat absorbing glass for side and rear windows. Cost 294.12 DM
M571 Rear Fog Light. Cost 68.40 DM
M573 Air Conditioning (Climate Control). Cost 4849.56 DM
M640 Long term bitumen based underbody treatment. Cost 393.30 DM
M643 Storage pocket on drivers door. Cost 55.86 DM
M651 Electric windows in cab. Cost 894.90 DM
M657 Power steering. Cost 1965.36 DM
M659 Halogen Fog lights. Cost 342 DM
M675 Rev Counter with Digital Clock and Mileage Trip. Cost 342 DM
M984 Double square headlights. Cost 315.78 DM
M987 Sliding window with fly net opposite the sliding door. Cost 273.60 DM
M999 Sun visor with mirror and light. Cost 55.86 DM
RBA Radio “Beta” Mono. Cost 613.32 DM
RCB Radio “Gamma” Stereo Cassette. Cost 940.50 DM
Metallic Paint (X2 ,W4, X9). Cost 1749.90
Also there were a couple of packages you could buy such as:
Z01 Bad weather package including Rear fog lights, Intermittent windscreen wipers, Halogen fog lights (Only in conjunction with M619 for petrol engine vehicles). Cost 444.60 DM
Z02 M-Packet including clock and speedometer with resettable mileage trip, rubber trim on bumpers, quarter light windows in cab, reversing light. Cost 609.90 DM
Also available as additional options:
Westfalia Petrol Eberspacher Heating Package including 63 Ah second battery and automatic battery charger. Order number 1012, Cost 2894 DM
Westfalia Diesel Eberspacher Heating Package including 63 Ah second battery and automatic battery charger. Order number 1013, Cost 2894 DM
Timer for Eberspacher Heating System. Order Number 216 003 446 001. Cost 261.98 DM
Electrolux Kuhltruhe Fridge 12v / 220V, to install behind the passenger seat. Order Number 216 020 208 001. Cost 582 DM
63 Amp Leisure battery with split charge relay and battery charger. Must be ordered if fridge is ordered without heating package. Order Number 216 046 345 010. Cost 498 DM
Two flame spirit cooker. Order Number 216 105 210 021. Cost 382.36 DM
Glass sunroof integrated with the roof spoiler. Order Number 216 013 145 015. Cost 934 DM
Colour of pop top roof:
In another model series colour. Order Number 216 104 400 010. Cost 169.13 DM
In non model series colour. Order Number 216 094 400 010. Cost 258.30 DM
Metallic Paint Order Number 216 094 400 011. Cost 427.43 DM
Changes to equipment when ordering air conditioning M573. Order number 1 050. Cost 473.55 DM
Changes to rear seat bank when ordering second heater M552. Order number 1 040. Cost 33.83 DM
Installation of second battery in storage cupboard left when ordering ABS M432. Order number 1 060. Cost 247.03 DM
10) Accessories available at extra cost included:
There were many accessories available at extra cost for your Westfalia Club Van. Below is a list of some of them taken from 6/88 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
Installation of two loudspeakers (15 Watt) in the rear roof locker. Only in conjunction with radio RCB. Order Number 216 004 346 001. Cost 85.08 DM
Radio package Blaupunkt Wiesbaden SQR 45. Order Number 216 002 346 001. Cost 1413.22 DM
Radio package Phillips Racing 744. Order Number 216 003 346 001. Cost 1009.59 DM
Cruise Control System. Order Number 216 002 446 001. Cost 913.75 DM
Two runners in rear floor to allow fitting of optional middle seat bank for two persons. Order Number 1 030. Cost 138.45 DM
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 216 116 821 001. 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 125.67 DM.
Universal storage / seat box for behind passenger seat (not possible if fridge has been ordered). Order Number 216 025 270 020. Cost 293.00 DM
Table with swinging arm for drivers cab area (60 cm x 40 cm). Order Number 216 035 227 001. Cost 125.67 DM
Child nets for inside roof bed for Pop Top. Order Number 216 039 113 020. Cost 98.40 DM
Mosquito net for rear tailgate. Order Number 216 009 238 005. Cost 96.00 DM
Mosquito net for sliding door. Order Number 216 010 238 005. Cost 123.64 DM
Fire extinguisher. Order Number 216 013 250 010. Cost 64.97 DM
Grey Awning without poles. Order Number 216 010 433 001. Cost 921.48 DM
Poles for awning. Order Number 216 010 433 020. Cost 242.92 DM
Hang up sleeping compartment. Order Number 216 010 433 040. Cost 198 DM
Awning carpet. Order Number 216 010 433 005. Cost 119 DM
Canopy. Order Number 216 010 433 050. Cost 199 DM
Awning 250 cm wide, for vehicles with pop top roof. Cost 1121.85
Awning mounting set for Pop Top. Order Number 216 009 433 021. Cost 93.51 DM
Aluminum cycle rack. Order Number 216 001 434 030. Cost 439 DM
Translift System for Pop Top. Order Number 216 005 434 010. Cost 487.76 DM
Surfboard attachment. Order Number 216 005 434 025. Cost 107.56 DM
Kajak attachment. Order Number 216 005 434 030. Cost 102.24 DM
Ski attachment. Order Number 216 005 434 035. Cost 162.95 DM
Translift Connector. Order Number 216 005 434 015. Cost 53.25 DM
Translift winding fitting. Order Number 216 005 434 020. Cost 8.20 DM
Insulated cover for Poptop. Order Number 216 015 113 045. Cost 367.41 DM
Curtain for front windscreen and cab side windows. Order Number 216 041 881 021. Cost 211.50 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 103.30 DM
Folding head cushion. Order Number 216 002 821 031. Cost 58.58 DM
Ventilation assembly. Order Number 216 010 145 033. Cost 139.50 DM
Tableware Set. Order Number 216 096 210 028. Cost 164.16 DM
Universal folding table stand. Order Number 216 027 227 002. Cost 73.48 DM
Sleeping bag. Order Number 216 112 230 050. Cost 151.23 DM
12 v Magnetic Light. Order Number 216 014 345 002. Cost 47.79 DM
Cable drum. Order Number 216 002 345 010. Cost 296 DM
Luggage bag with securing straps for cycle rack on tailgate. Order Number 216 004 443 004. Cost 179.98 DM
Compact water hose system. Order Number 216 101 210 035. Cost 91 DM
12 Litre Water Canister. Order Number 216 101 210 030. Cost 23.43 DM
Folding Step. Order Number 216 053 203 030. Cost 47.93 DM
Chemical Toilet. Order Number 216 004 209 010. Cost 140.58DM
11) Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van Side Stripes and Logos
VW Westfalia Club Van side stripes and driver and passenger door decals.
12) Links to Volkswagen Westfalia Club Van 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 Van Sales Brochures Prospekt Download