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A totally original VW T25 Transporter Double-Cab pick-up with just 25,347 miles.
Safety cell cab construction, double cab passenger compartment, steel dropside body, tail drop board, tail board footstep, dual access under floor locker, ribbed steel load floor, deep laminated windscreen, safety glass, large exterior mirrors, front head restraints, engine access hatch, three speed demisters, cab heater, cigar lighter, perforated headlining, locking fuel filler, front and rear seatbelts, space for radio, ashtray, courtesy lamp. Dealer options; VW tailored rubber mats (Part number ab8/79).
The superb, rugged Type 25 Transporter pick-up offers the ultimate combination of utilitarian capabilities with classic Volkswagen kudos and appeal. With added rarity value in the form of the Double-Cab body, this astonishing example is absolutely original, unrestored and unmolested. The factory coating of Bamboo yellow has been incredibly well preserved for a used commercial vehicle. A shiny, rich depth of colour owes credit to the amazing low mileage, cosseted ownership and Volkswagen’s comprehensive seven stage paint procedure. The underside was factory treated to a five stage manufacturing process and thus is structurally perfect, as are the original body panels. Inherent with the vehicles used workhorse nature, paintwork and body imperfections are visible and have been left untreated in order to proudly exhibit the original state. There is a small dent to the front nearside corner. The load bed bares markings of usage but is structurally undamaged and free from significant wear. Onlookers will be pleased to note that all trim sections, badges, catches and even the tailgate footstep remain intact. The correct data plate and factory build stickers underneath the driver’s seat and in the engine compartment further uphold the originality principles. A sure delight for the avid Volkswagen and classic commercial vehicle enthusiast.
Functional, serviceable and exactly as Volkswagen intended. Previous keepers of this utility vehicle have resisted temptation to introduce luxury items and upgrade equipment leaving the sparse cabin space true to the vehicles purpose. All the functions and controls that are fitted operate as if new. The original Leatherette upholstery in Saiga (code QR) is remarkable clean with only very light crazing to the covering on the driver’s seat outer bolster and a small tear to the underside corner of the rear bench. The matching door cards are spotless and the perforated headlining is completely intact but ever so slightly discoloured. The washable rubber floor coverings are pristine having been protected from new by heavy duty tailored VW rubber mats. Spacious capacity for six adults as well masses of rear storage and secure underside locker, the versatility for commercial and leisure usage is immense!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The water cooled 1913cc petrol engine develops 60bhp at 3700rpm and 140Nm of torque at just 2200rpm. A top speed of 73mph and 0-50 quoted in 19.1 seconds is adequate. Having covered just 25,347 miles and enjoying enthusiast ownership, the performance is quiet and smooth and mechanical operation exceptional. The 4 speed manual gearbox offers sturdy yet effortless changes. Simple mechanics and a huge parts supply network make this a very capable daily classic.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard 6 J X 14 steel rims with bright replaced VW hubcaps all round are unrestored and display only faints markings to the rims. Brand new 185 R14 Goodyear Cargo-Vectar tyres designed for vans are fitted. Powerful servo assisted brakes stop the vehicle quickly and in a straight line.
Supplied new on 11th April 1988 by Porsche Austria Gesellschaft m. b. H. & Co, the first and only Austrian keeper was a Maria Reinprecht who kept this example until October 2012! UK based Just Westys came across this miraculously original and unmolested T25 Double-Cab whilst on the search for top quality Campervans, and knowing just how special the vehicle was had to bring it back with them!
All Volkswagen handbooks and guides are in the original V.A.G plastic wallet and two Austrian service booklets display a number of stamped entries up to April 2011. Some further paperwork consists of Austrian invoices and UK MOT certificates. An original sales brochure and sales supplement complete the history file for this very special example, guaranteed to attract appreciation from enthusiasts and collectors wanting the best on offer.
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