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VW T25 /T3 Holdsworth Villa 3 Celebrity 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Camper Model History

VW T3 Holdsworth Celebrity Camper

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Camper

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Hightop Camper

Circa 1990 Holdsworth introduced a special edition of the Holdsworth Villa called the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Holdsworth Villa Celebrity. This special edition was manufactured to celebrate the company’s 21st birthday.

The Holdsworth Villa Celebrity edition was available in elevating poptop and hightop roof versions. The hightop version used Volkwagen’s hightop van as a basis. All the models I have seen have been red or white with special “Celebrity” decals. The interior was similar to the standard Holdsworth Villa 3 of the year having cupboards along the side behind the drivers seat and the rear seat converted into a 3/4 width double bed.

The Celebrity model had some improvements in the standard specification over the Holdsworth Villa 3 model including light ash furniture,  an Italian stainless steel 4 burner cooker and sink (compared to the enamel 2 burner cooker and sink in the Villa 3), flyscreens and an updated Zig Electrical Control Unit.

The Holdsworth Villa Celebrity was most likely available with either 78 bhp, 112 bhp water cooled petrol engines or 70 bhp turbo diesel water cooled engines. Either a five speed manual gearbox or an automatic gearbox could most likely also be specified.

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

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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

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS automatic gearbox ?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre JX (1588cc) 51 Kw 70PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4570 mm

Width 1840 mm

Holdsworth Villa Celebrity with VW Hightop Roof Height 2440 mm

Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Elevating Roof Height 2150 mm

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Colour Options

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

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

H3H3 Marsala Red (LH3D) (Marsalarot) (with white roof)

PastelWhite

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Hightop Camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MarsalaRed

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Hightop Camper
VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Elevating Roof Camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Furniture Specification

Furniture is timber finished with hand crafted beech wood edgings, cappings and handles.

 

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity layout consisted of:

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity  Interior Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furniture in the Holdsworth Celebrity model was a light ash colour.

A) Adjustable front driver and swivelling passenger cab seats.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Front Sea

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Swivel Passenger Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Front (optional) and rear removable tables.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity  Rear Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Holdsworth Celebrity had an Italian stainless steel cooker unit with four burners and with grill.  This was an upgrade from the standard Villa 3 model as that had a 2 burner cooker.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Cooker And Sink Unit

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Stove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) & M) Stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Sink and cooker and drainer top are a one piece unit.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity SinkAnd Drainer

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Sink and Drainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Storage unit.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Storage Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G) Rear wardrobe

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity  Rear Wardrobe

VW T3 Holdsworth Celebrity  Rear Wardrob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K) Rear roof storage locker in elevating poptop roof. Adjustable spotlights on bottom of roof locker.

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K) Rear roof storage lockers in hightop roof. Adjustable spotlights on bottom of roof locker.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Rear Storage Cabinets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N) Electrolux RM 212 three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (with electronic ignition system) below sink. Fridge has internal freezer compartment.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity  Electrolux RM212 Fridge

VW T3 Holdsworth Celebrity  Electrolux RM212 Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O) Special under seat compartment for Porta Loo.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity  Porta Loo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Gas cylinders stored in cupboard next to fridge. Shelf slides out at touch of a finger for easy access.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Gas Bottle Shorage Cupboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mains electric hook up with earth leakage and overload circuit breakers.

220 volt plug socket.

Second battery with split charging.

Zig SP-4 electrical control panel with master switches for 12 volt lighting and water pump. Zig WG 2000 water level gauge.

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa  Celebrity Zig SP4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full carpeting - wool twist with a 5 year guarantee.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Carpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draylon curtains all round.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Curtain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draylon fabric seat covers for all seats including the cab seats.

1991Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Seat Material

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built in 54.5 litre (12 gallon) underfloor freshwater tank with water level gauge.

Rear bench rock n roll seat converts to a large double bed (193 cm a 127 cm). Foam is 5 inches thick.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Rear Seat

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Lower Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorescent lighting above kitchen.

Individual reading lights at the bed head.

Courtesy lights.

 

5) Options available at extra cost included:

Childs cab bunk (1422 mm x 660 mm).

Propex thermostatically controlled blown air heating system (could have been standard on Celebrity model?).

Front cab table to make second dinette (could have been standard on Celebrity model?).

41 litre waste water tank (could have been standard on Celebrity model?).

Flyscreen for louvre window (could have been standard on Celebrity model?).

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Elevating Solid Sided Poptop Roof Specification

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Poptop Roof

VW T3 Holdsworth Celebrity Elevating Solid Sided  Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Large double bed in raised roof (1625 mm x 1118 mm)

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Elevating Roof Bed

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Elevating Roof Side Windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Hightop Roof Specification

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Uses Volkswagen’s factory fibreglass hightop roof with standing height from the rear seat right to the front windscreen. Due to the design of the roof there are no interrupting roof beams.

Opening windows on each side of roof.

Cupboard at the front of the hightop.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Front Cupboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional lift out shelf at front for extra storage. Its possible this was available for Celebrity model?

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa 3 Front Roof S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional overcab bed instead of front locker.

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Overcab Bed Option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear roof lockers arranged to maintain headroom.

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8) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Celebrity Front, Side and Tailgate Stripes and Logos

Side Stripes And Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Side Stripes and Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Side Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Celebrity Front Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tailgate has Holdsworth Sticker

VW T25 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Tailgate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T3 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Rear Sticker

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1987 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa 3 (and Holdsworth Vision) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Price Lists Download

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

1988 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa 3 Owners Instruction User Manual And Wiring Diagram (PDF Format)

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Celebrity Magazine Article / Review Download

1989 VW T25 / T3 Earls Court Caravan and Holiday Show Report including Holdsworth Celebrity (also includes Autohomes, Autosleeper and lots of other manufacturers - (PDF Format)

April 1990 Holdsworth Open Weekend Magazine Advert featuring Holdsworth Villa, Vision and Celebrity (PDF Format)

Feb 1991 Holdsworth Villa 3, Celebity and Vision Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

 

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