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VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision Camper Model History

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Hightop Camper

VW T3 Holdsworth Vision Hightop Camper

Volkswagen T25 Holdsworth Vision Hightop Camper

Circa 1986 Holdsworth introduced a new model called the VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision. This was a hightop camper using Volkswagens factory hightop van as a basis. The interior was unusual in design as it had the kitchen and storage lockers running across the rear end. There was a fold away room divider between front and rear creating a seperate toilet compartment when required. The Holdsworth Vision had two flexi seats that gave a variety of layout options and could also be arranged to create either two single beds or a double bed downstairs.

The layout seems to be loosely based around the earlier Holdsworth Variety model but with many improvements.

The Holdsworth Vision was fitted initially with either 60 or 78 bhp water cooled petrol engines or 50 bhp diesel or 70 bhp turbo diesel water cooled engines. Four or five speed manual gearboxes or an automatic gearbox could also be specified. Later on it was possible to specify the 112 bhp petrol engine.

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

No Holdsworth price list yet ! Do you have a copy that you could send me ? Please help improve the site and send me a copy or contact me for postal details ;-). Price below is from April 1990 Magazine Price List.

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Boxer Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

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 16,918

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 4 speed manual 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 ?

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

Diesel Watercooled 1.7 Litre  KY  (1716cc) 42 Kw 57PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Diesel Watercooled 1.7 Litre KY (1716cc) 42 Kw 57PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre JX (1588cc) 51 Kw 70PS 4 speed manual 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 Vision with VW Hightop Roof Height 2440 mm

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Holdsworth Vision Colour Options

As far as I know the VW Holdsworth Vision was available in 3 colours.

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

D6D6 Timor Beige (LH8T) (Timorbeige) (with white roof)

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

PastelWhite

VW T25 Holdswoth Vision Camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TimorBeige

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MarsalaRed

1988HoldsworthVisionRed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision MK 3 Furniture Specification

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

 

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision layout consisted of:

VW T25 Holdswoth Vision Interior Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Adjustable front driver and swivelling passenger cab seats. Note for the Holdsworth Vision camper the cab seats had an inflatable pillow deep inside the back rest. This was allow the seat to be comfortable for driving but flat when used as part of the bed.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Front Seats

VW T25 Holdswoth Vision Front Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Front (optional) and rear removable tables.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Table1

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Front Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front and rear tables stored at back when not in use.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Rear Tailgate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen unit across rear of van

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Kitchen Unit

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Kitchen Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sink and cooker and drainer top are a one piece enamelled unit.

C) Spinflo 2 burner cooker unit with grill

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Cooker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Enamelled sink unit. Sink tap is supplied via an electric water pump that is switched on and off using a foot switch.

M) Drainer

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Sink Drainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Storage unit.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Storage

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Storage Cupboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G) Rear wardrobe

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Rear Wardrobe

VW T25 Holdswoth Vision Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Vision Electrolux RM212 Fridge

VW T25 Holdswoth Vision Fridge1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O) Special compartment for Porta loo (designed to fit a Thetford 235 Porta Potti)..

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Loo Storage

VW T3 Holdsworth Vision Loo Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P) Toilet Compartment formed by fold away sliding door.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Porta loo

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Porta Potti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Gas cylinders stored in rear cupboard accessed via the tailgate.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Gas Bottle Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

220 volt plug socket.

Zig CF8 Control panel incorporating battery charger, fuses, battery condition indicator and second battery with split charging.

HoldsworthVisionZigCF8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later models were fitted with Zig SP-4 control panel with master switches for 12 volt lighting and water pump and Zig water gauge WG-2000.

1990 VW Holdsworth Vision Zig SP4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full carpeting - wool twist with a 5 year guarantee.

Draylon curtains all round.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Curtain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draylon fabric seat covers for all seats including the cab seats. Several different fabrics were used over the production life of the Holdsworth Vision.

Built in 54.5 litre (12 gallon) underfloor freshwater tank with low level warning indicator (or water level gauge in later models).

Flexi seats can be arranged in several different layouts including facing forward, L-shaped dinette, seat closest to sliding door removed completely for extra floor space.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Rear Seats

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Rear Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With cab seats swivelled and folded flat and flexible rear seats reclined you can form either two single beds (1905 mm x 609 mm) or a large double bed (1905 mm x 1372 mm). Note the standing headroom from rear of van to front windscreen.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Single Beds

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Double 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.

Front cab table to make second dinette.

41 litre waste water tank.

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision Hightop Roof Specification

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Hightop

 

 

 

 

 

Uses Volkswagens factory fibreglass hightop 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 inside.

Opening windows on each side of roof.

Pair of cupboards at the front of the hightop.

VW Holdsworth Vision Front Stoarge Cupboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional lift out shelf at front for extra storage.

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Front Roof Shelf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional over cab roof bed in place of front cupboard.

HoldsworthVisionovercabBed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J) Rear roof lockers arranged to maintain headroom.

VW T3 Holdsworth Vision Rear Roof Locker

W T25 Holdsworth Vision Rear Roof Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional roof bed  (1829 mm x 1169 mm).

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision Roof, Front, Side and Tailgate Stripes and Logos

Holdsworth changed the exterior stripes and logos several times during the production life of the Holdsworth Vision. Below I will try and show the different variations used over the years.

Circa 1986-1988 Holdsworth Vision Decals

Roof Stripes, Side Stripes And Logo

1986VisionRoofStripe

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Side Stripes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Side Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Front Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tailgate Sticker

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Rear Sticker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1988-1990 Holdsworth Vision Decals

Roof Stripes, Side Stripes And Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Side Stripes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Side Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Stripe And Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Roof Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tailgate Sticker

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Rear Sticker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1990 Onwards Holdsworth Vision Decals

Roof Stripes, Side Stripes And Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Side Stripes

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Side Logo

 

 

 

 

 

Front Roof Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Roof Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Logo

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Front Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tailgate Sticker

VW T25 Holdsworth Vision Rear Sticker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

1986 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision (and Holdsworth Villa 3) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

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

1986 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision Price Lists Download

August 1987 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Mk3 and Holdsworth Vision Pricelist (PDF Format)

Sept 1987 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Mk3 and Holdsworth Vision, Autohomes Kamper, Karisma, Kameo and Komet, Autosleeper VT20, VHT and VX50 Price List From Magazine Article (PDF Format)

April 1990 VW T25 / T3 Holdsworth Villa Mk3 and Holdsworth Vision Price List From Magazine Article (PDF Format)

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision Owners Instruction User Manual Handbook Download

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

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Holdsworth Vision Magazine Article / Review Download

Dec 1985 Holdsworth Vision Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

Aug 1986 Holdsworth Vision Magazine Review (PDF Format)

Nov 1986 Holdsworth Vision Magazine Review (PDF Format)

Feb 1987 Holdsworth Model Range Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

June 1987 Holdsworth Vision Syncro Magazine Review (PDF Format)

Sept 1987 Holdsworth Vision Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

April 1989 Holdsworth Open Weekend Magazine Advert featuring Holdsworth Villa and Vision (PDF Format)

Jan 1990 Holdsworth Villa and Vision Magazine Advert (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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