VW T25 Holdsworth Villa 3 Campervan 1986 – Hard sided pop top, new engine




….Year: 1986Mileage: 80,080MOT until: September 2018Caravelle 78PS, 1915cc Petrol Engine, water cooledI bought ‘Vampy’ to go to Glastonbury in 2005 and have loved her ever since. She was checked over by an ex-VW mechanic prior to my buying her and he described her as ‘really really good, you need to buy this one!’ That began a beautiful love affair with my van, she’s been driven up to the Hebrides and down to the south of France, and we’ve had many adventures in her, including a few Glastonburys where she saved us from the rain, gave us toasted bacon sandwiches, cold wine and ice for G&T. Over the years, we’ve tweaked her to upgrade bits ‘n’ bobs, the best thing I ever did was fit electric power steering which makes parking in small spots a breeze. We put a new engine in her in April 2014 and we’ve driven only about 5,000 miles since then.Vampy is a superb example of a Holdsworth premium van conversion, with the rare hard-sided pop top roof – we have only ever seen one other!In terms of history: I’ve owned her for the past 13 years and done around 23,000 miles in that time, and was previously owned by only one family. Comes with original VW T25 plastic wallet with manual, original Holdsworth user guide and wiring diagrams, lots and lots of invoices, service history, past MOTs, etc. Extensive documentation for service history.We’re only selling because we sail more than we camp now, and we think Vampy doesn’t float (we’ve not tried!) It’s time to pass her onto her next family who can love her and have adventures in her all of their own.Many photos available here: tinyurl.com/vampypicsor email for more picsCamper:Holdsworth Villa 3 – Hard-sided pop top, warmer and less draughty/damp than a canvas top. Features as described by Holdsworth:Fully insulated solid sided elevating roof. [ much better than a tent-top, you don’t get wet when it rains!]Simple fail safe one-action raising and lowering mechanism assisted by four gas struts.Adjustable ventilation by adjustment of roof height.Double glazed acrylic plastic window in each side of roof.Integral roof rack at front of roof.Swivel passenger seatRock-n-roll rear bench seat with 3 seat beltsOriginal detachable table and poleOriginal Holdsworth decals all roundFits two adults sleeping at the bottom rock ‘n’ roll bed and you can fit one small/light adult or two kids in the roof section.Interior:Full set of original pink/beige/brown dralon seat covers and rear foam pieces for rock-n-roll bed, worn in a few placesOriginal wood laminate interior units with solid beech wood edgings and handles – side opening door at back on drivers side replaced with tambour unit which means it’s much more accessible. One counter top has warped slightly due to old water ingress.Lino flooring replacing the original (rather manky) carpetElectrolux RM212 3-way fridge with electronic ignition – works well on gas or 240V to chill, 12V mode is ineffective or broken, we’re not quite sure.2 burner gas stove with grillOriginal enamelled sink, tap with electrically operated foot/floor pumpOriginal 54 litre/12 gallon water tank under floor, low water indicatorHatch for Porta PottiPlenty of storage, including above bed area.Dash Storage unit in front of passenger seat from JustKampersTinted windows for privacyMatching new polka-dot curtains all-round with black-out linings, help keep the van cool in summer and mean you don’t get woken up at 5.30am!Electrics: 240V external site hookupOriginal Warner Electric CTF5000 Caravan Control Unit for mains and charging batteriesNew split charger and leisure battery under rear seatsMultiple USB charging ports under passenger seat in spare battery box (otherwise unoccupied)2 x 13A sockets – one connected to site power, one ready to be connected to inverter (included).2 x fluorescent strip lights in kitchen/living area, 2 x LED bulbs in original holders in rear sleeping areaJVC Bluetooth stereo with front speakers – wiring installed for rear speakers and speakers included, but not installed.Immobiliser – Thatcham Cat IIEngine and mechanicals:1.9 litre 78PS petrol engine, replaced with Vege reconditioned engine 4 years ago at around 75000 miles4 speed gearboxElectric power steering supplied and fitted by Ultimate Engineering of BristolChassis is clean and rust-freeTyres in good condition with plenty of tread remainingDrives beautifullyBodywork:Original Pastel White, never resprayed, so you are looking at 32 year old bodywork.Some surface rust in the usual places, in particular seams of panels. Some rust in the panel above front bumper, and above one corner of the windscreen where pop top attaches.Paint has faded in some areas in particular in rear quarter.Some dings and chips as you would expect from a 32 year old van.See photos for detailed pictures of conditionExtras!Porta-Potti (clean :-)Fiamma 2 bike rack on rear (boot still opens, not with bikes attached though!) – and bike rack cover2 spare gas bottlesHaynes ManualNet pockets on rear door to stow water bottles/ books etc when you’re sleepingLevelling chocks & spirit level on dashCarbon Monoxide detectorFire extinguisher and fire blanketSpare petrol canFull set of plates and cutlery that match the curtainsSet of cooking pots and utensilsSolar showerVarious other camping bits and bobsViewingSW18 London, 5 minutes from A3 at Tibbets CornerAccompanied test drive possible if you are fully insured with a deposit equal to the excess. See www.dayinsure.comDrop me a message on ebay to view or for any questions.

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