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A wonderfully original Richard Holdsworth Vision Camper VW T25 with just 33,579 miles.
Safety cell cab construction, deep laminated windscreen, safety glass, engine access hatch, three speed demisters, cab heater, cigar lighter, electric mains hook up, bottled gas supply, ZIG DCU3 power supply and remote charging, sophisticated electrical control system, lighting, rear end kitchen, enamel cooker, sink and drainer unit, Electrolux 212 refrigerator, under-floor fresh water and grey water tanks, L shaped dinette seating with forward facing travel adjustment, double bed, room divider, eye and base level cupboards, wardrobe, roof cabinets, toilet, lounge mirror. Factory options; Propex blown air heating (£325), dining table and swivel/recline cab seat (£120). Additional accessories; Eurovent Autovilla drive away awning.
This original low mileage example is a genuine Richard Holdsworth Vision conversion from new and has remained cossetted within the same family its entire life, having covered just 33,579 miles. The beautiful Alpine White paintwork (code L90D) boasts a brilliant virtually mark free shine and excellent finish. Only very minor blemishes can be seen upon close inspection and the original decals show slight ageing. All original panels are straight with uniform gaps and completely free from corrosion issues, as is the underside. All trim sections, badges and decals to this beautifully preserved example are just as Volkswagen and Richard Holdsworth intended. Supplying dealer number plates and rear badge remain fitted and all the original glass is number plate etched. The optional awning is in superb order owing to very minimal use and careful storage. A truly amazing example presented in impeccable order.
Exceptional design and build quality from the renowned conversion experts Richard Holdsworth, this pristine example has remained precisely as per the build specification. All original fittings, fixtures and upholstery are wonderfully preserved and spotlessly clean. All soft furnishings are of Draylon woven rub-free fabric which remains in fantastic unworn condition aside from tiny section to the driver’s seat edge where the material is slightly thin. Additional factory quality carpeting to the cab and living area floors as well as leather effect moulds to minimise exposed metal areas complete the luxury appeal. The light ash furniture features genuine plywood and solid beech timber edgings to ensure optimum resilience. Piano brass hinges and catches further emphasise the first class mentality to the Richard Holdsworth product. All spotless cooking and washing facilities are intact and operational but have not been tested for performance or safety by KGF Classic Cars. Further functions and controls operate seamlessly and even the detractable room divider remains fitted! The ultimate mid-size classic camper van guaranteed to delight the most particular caravaneer.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The water cooled 1915cc petrol engine develops 78bhp at 4400rpm and 150Nm of torque at just 2600rpm. Having covered such low mileage and enjoying enthusiast ownership, the performance is quiet and smooth and mechanical operation exceptional. The 5 speed manual gearbox offers sturdy yet effortless changes and relaxed 5th gear cruising. Simple mechanics and a huge parts supply network make this a very capable useable classic.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard 6 J X 14 steel rims are dressed in pristine original VW hubcaps all round and quality Barum Vanis 185 R14C reinforced tyres designed for vans are fitted. Powerful servo assisted brakes stop the vehicle quickly and in a straight line.
Supplied new on 1st August 1990 by Volkswagen Main Dealers, Wolfe Garage of Kent, this genuine Richard Holdsworth conversion has been cherished within the same family from new. Mr John Dancy being the first of just three keepers, a new vehicle order form and sales invoice outlines a purchase price of £16,288.33 and the original PDI sheet from Wolfe Garage remains. Throughout the family ownership, the vehicle was passed to his wife Jane and then daughter Emma who has owned it since.
The colossal history file is quite simply incredible and thorough perusal would consume hours! All Volkswagen handbooks and guides are in the original V.A.G plastic wallet and the service record displays a host of stamped entries up to August 2015. Absolutely all equipment instructions and guides have been kept to ensure working knowledge of every facility can be upheld. A huge collection of invoices and receipts are accompanied by every MOT certificate from three years old to fully warrant the mileage. Original Richard Holdsworth sales brochures and awning supplement complete the history file for this very special example only with the spare key and even many old tax discs! This example is guaranteed to attract appreciation from enthusiasts and collectors wanting the best on offer.
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