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VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa 2 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa (Mark 2) Camper Model History

VW T25  Holdsworth Villa  Mk2

VW T25  Holdsworth Villa Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Hightop Camper

Circa 1984 Holdsworth introduced the latest version of the Holdsworth Villa called the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Holdsworth Villa 2. This was available in either tintop, poptop elevating roof or hightop roof versions. The interior had cupboards along the side behind the drivers seat, a removable seat behind the passenger seat and the rear seat converted into a 3/4 width double bed. The MK2 Villa model used a new solid sided elevating roof in place of the PVC / canvas version used in the Villa Mk1 model. There were also changes to the interior upholstery and the furniture specification.

The Holdsworth Villa MK2 was fitted with either 60 or 78 bhp water cooled petrol engines or the diesel 50 bhp water cooled engine. Four or five speed manual gearboxes or an automatic gearbox could be specified.

1) VW Holdsworth Villa MK2 camper engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

Price below taken from Oct 1985 magazine buyers guide price list. Do you have a copy of any other price list that you could send me ? Please help improve the site and send me a copy or contact me for postal details ;-)

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Boxer Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox - Hightop Camper 10,492, Elevating Roof Camper 10,294

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Boxer Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Boxer Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Boxer Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Boxer Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS Motor (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 4 Speed Manual Gearbox ?

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4570 mm

Width 1840 mm

Holdsworth Villa MK2 Tintop Height 1980 mm

Holdsworth Villa MK2 Elevating Roof Height 2150 mm

Holdsworth Villa MK2 VW Factory Hightop Roof Height 2360 mm

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Holdsworth Villa MK2 Colour Options

As far as I know the VW Holdsworth Villa MK 2 was available in 3 colours.

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweiss) (with white roof)

B5B5 Bamboo Yellow (LH1B) (Bambusgelb) (with white roof)

J5J5 Medium Blue (LH5G) (Mediumblau) (with white roof)

 

PastelWhite

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa  Mk2 Hightop Camper

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BambooYellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MediumBlue

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TimorBeige

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa 2 Tintop Camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa MK 2 Furniture Specification

Furniture is finished in walnut faced plywood with work tops in leather grained laminate. The furniture  panels and upholstery were trimmed with either a blue or brown theme.

 

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa MK 2 layout consisted of:

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Interior Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Adjustable swivelling (optional) front driver and passenger cab seats.

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Front Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Front (optional) and rear removable tables.

Volkswagen T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Rear Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Spinflo two burner cooker unit with grill

D) Enamelled sink unit. Sink and cooker top are a one piece unit.

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Kitchen Unit

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Cooker Sink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Storage unit.

VW T3 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F) Optional Electrolux RM 122 two way (gas / 12 volt operated) refrigerator. Fridge has internal ice cube tray.

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Fridge

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G) Fold out flexi-seat with storage (can be used for either porta loo or bulky items). Faces rearwards for dining (a small flap folds out to provide a fifth seat around the table), forwards for driving and it lifts out altogether for more free floor space.

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa  Buddy Seat

VW T25  Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Flexi Seat  With Porta Loo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H) Rear wardrobe.

VW Holdsworth Villa Rear Wardrob

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Rear Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J) Roof  Locker

VW T3 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Rear Lockers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Mains hook up with Warner Electric CTF5000 caravan control panel and split charging circuit enabling connection of a second battery.

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Warner Electric CTF5000 Control Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full carpeting.

Curtains all round.

Wool Rayon seat covers.

Rear bench rock n roll seat converts to a large double bed (188 cm x 127 cm).

VW Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Rear Seat

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa  Rear Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorescent lighting above kitchen.

Courtesy lights.

 

5) Options available at extra cost included:

 

Childs cab bunk (1422 mm x 660 mm).

Electrolux RM 122 two way (gas / 12 volt operated) refrigerator.

Louvre window.

Under floor space heater system.

Swivelling cab seats with cab table to make second dinette.

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Mark 2 Elevating Poptop Roof Specification

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Elevating Ro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully insulated solid sided elevating roof.

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.

Roof vent in top of roof.

Integral roof rack at front of roof.

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Roof Rack

 

 

 

 

Can be specified without roof bed.

Large double bed in raised roof (1620 mm x 1118 mm)

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Upper Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was also possible to have the Holdsworth Villa with tintop or with the VW factory hightop as used on the Holdsworth Variety model (see Variety model description for more info about the hightop).

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa 2 Side Stripes and Logos

Side Stripes And Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Side Stripes

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Side Stripes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear Tailgate Stripes and Logo

HoldsworthVilla2RearTailgat

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) Links to Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa MK2 Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa MK2 Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

1985 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa 2 and Holdsworth Variety Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa MK2 Price Lists Download

Download Oct 1985 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 and Holdsworth Variety Price List From Magazine Buyers Guide (PDF Format)

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

1987 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa 3 Owners Instruction User Manual And Wiring Diagram (PDF Format)

Note the above manual is similar but for a later year ! Do you have a copy of the manual for the Holdsworth Villa 2 that you could send me ? Please help out and send me a copy or contact me for postal details ;-)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Magazine Articles / Reviews Download

Download Sept 1983 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa (and Devon Sunrise and Autohomes Kamper Mk 2 and Autosleeper VT20) Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

Download July 1984 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa and Variety Motor Caravan SMTT Test Day Report (also includes Autohomes Kamper and Karisma,  Autosleeper VT20, Diamond RV Autostrada and Autocruiser and some other non VW models - (PDF Format)

Download Dec 1984 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa MK2 and Variety NEC International Motor Show (also includes Diamond RV Autostrada and Autocruiser and some other non VW models - (PDF Format)

Download Jan 1985 VW T25 / T3 1984 Earls Court Show Report including Holdsworth Villa Mk2 and Variety (also includes Autohomes Kamper, Kameo and Karisma, Diamond RV Popular Autostrada and Autocruiser and some other non VW models - (PDF Format)

Download April 1985 Holdsworth Villa MK2 and Variety Magazine Review (PDF Format)

Download July 1985 Holdsworth Villa MK2 and Variety Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

Download Sept 1985 Holdsworth Villa Mk2 Magazine Review (PDF Format)

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

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