The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Westfalia Joker with Grey Furniture / Dark Grey Edging and Grey Upholstery Model History.
In July 1986 the new updated Volkswagen Westfalia Joker camper was introduced. Whilst maintaining a similar layout to the previous version of the 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 also external colour options changed as well.
1) Volkswagen Westfalia 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 Joker Pop Top (Joker 1)
Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre Otto Motor DG (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox 42,805 DM
Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ (2109cc) Injection 82 Kw 112PS 5 Speed Gearbox 44,583 DM
The 1987 model year T25 / T3 Volkswagen Westfalia Joker Camper was available in two different interior layouts known as Joker 1 (Pop top) and Joker 3 (High top).
VW Westfalia Joker 1 Pop Top
The VW Westfalia 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 Joker 1 Pop Top Interior Photos
The 1987 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Joker had light grey furniture and upholstery with blue / black stripes
VW Westfalia Joker 3 High Top
Having the same layout as the Westfalia Joker 1 but with a hightop.
The 1987 model year Volkswagen Westfalia Joker had light grey furniture and the upholstery was grey with blue / black stripes.
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 Joker Roof Specification
VW Westfalia 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.
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 pop top roof 185 cm x 122 cm.
VW Westfalia 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 in roof on pop tops and high tops was a light grey material.
The roof canvas on pop tops was light grey.
6) Volkswagen Westfalia 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 Joker Door Trim Specification
Door trims and interior panels were grey vinyl with a storage pocket on drivers side.
8) Volkswagen Westfalia 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 was an insulating noise absorbing mat. The side walls and roof panels (only in Joker 3 Hightop) are made from lined wood panels.
Windows and Curtains
5 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.
63 Ah Leisure battery with split charge relay and automatic 220 volt charger.
3 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 15mm thick plywood with a light grey PVC coating and dark grey PVC edging. The upholstery with blue / 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 night heater using either diesel or petrol depending on engine specified.
Joker logos and stripes on the outside of the vehicle.
Additional Model Equipment
Swivelling driver and passenger seats.
Joker came with captain seats with adjustable armrests and headrests but not the special ISRI high back comfort seats that were standard in the Club Joker (although high back comfort seats were available as an option on the Joker if you paid extra for them)
Joker had round single headlights as standard (Club Joker had square headlight grill with double headlights).
Dashboard had a speedometer with resettable mileage trip and analogue clock (Club Joker had digital clock and also rev counter).
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.
90 amp alternator (only with petrol engine).
Holders for two headrests on rear seat.
220 volt adaptor cable.
Seat belts for two people on rear seat.
Preparation for rear speaker installation in the rear roof locker including appropriate cable installation.
Joker logos and stripes on the outside of the vehicle.
Four silver wheel trims.
Four cupholders (2 front, 2 rear).
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 Joker. Below is a list of some of them taken from 7/86 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
Removal of the VW standard model seats in the cab area (required when specifying 2 x Westfalia Comfort seats as an option) Cost 362.52 DM
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 Joker. Below is a list of some of them taken from 7/86 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
Plastic front spoiler. Order Number 216 001 127 015 (Standard on Club Joker). Cost 216.98 DM
2 Westfalia comfort seats for driver and passenger. Order Number 216 081 820 001 (Standard on Club Joker). Cost 1212.51 DM
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
Timer for Eberspacher Heating System. Order Number 216 003 446 001 (Standard on Club Joker). Cost 255.59 DM
Removable velour carpet for rear living area. Order Number 216 051 899 101 (Standard on Club Joker). Cost 115.33 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 Joker 1 and 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 Joker 1 (Pop Top). Order Number 216 009 433 021. Cost 93.51 DM
Awning mounting set for Joker 3 (High Top). Order Number 217 001 433 021. Cost 39.48 DM
Aluminum 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 Joker 3 (High Top). Order Number 216 004 434 025. Cost 209.88 DM
Translift System for 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 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
Ventilation assembly. 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 Joker Side Stripes and Logos
VW Westfalia Joker side stripes and driver and passenger door decals.
12) VW Westfalia Joker Camper Rear Badges
13) Links to Volkswagen Westfalia 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.