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VW T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger Camper Model History

1986 VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Camper

Circa 1986 Dawson Danbury introduced the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Danbury Luxury Lounger. It was available in eitheir tintop or high top form initially. On later models it was also possible to specify a side elevating pop top roof option. The unusual layout consisted of an “L” shaped settee which converts to a large double bed. Incorporated into a cupboard behind the passenger seat there was a fold out 2 burner stove and grill. A fridge is located below the sink and drainer in a cupboard located to the front of the rear seat.

Note that during the production period of this model various changes were made to the specification including changes to upholstery materials, electrical control panels, furniture design etc. Where possible I will try and show examples of any updates and the approximate date of any change in the descriptions below.

1) VW Danbury Luxury Lounger engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

Prices shown are from Nov 1986 Magazine pricelist.

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox 10440 (Tintop), 11345 (Hightop)

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

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

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 4 speed manual gearbox

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 5 speed manual gearbox

 

From circa 1986:

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

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Injection 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 (excl mirrors) 1850 mm

 

Side Elevating Poptop Roof

Height (roof down) 2083 mm

Height (roof up) ?? mm

 

Hightop Fixed Roof Available circa 1985 onwards.

Height ?? mm Hightop

 

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Colour Options

As far as I know in 1985 the VW Danbury Luxury Lounger was available in 1 colour.

Other colours may have been available so if you see a Danbury Luxury Lounger in another colour please send me a photo ;-)

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweis)

 

PastelWhite

1986 VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger Camper Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger layout consisted of:

1) Drivers seat.

2) Passenger seat.

3) Rear “L” shaped settee which converts to a large double bed.

1986 VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Settee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Dinette can be formed using the removable table that could be positioned in front of the rear settee using centre leg.

1986 VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Dinette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Slim unit directly behind passenger seat contains fold out stainless steel Lytham Adventurer two burner stove with grill. Stove is situated near sliding door so cooking can be managed from inside or outside the van.

Behind the drivers seat there is a unit containing a cocktail cabinet.

1985 VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Stove And Grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Sink and drainer with Electrolux RM 122 underneath located in unit to the front of rear seat . Tap is switched on and off via a retractable foot pump.

1985 VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Sink and Drainer And Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Full headlining throughout and around windows.

Carpet trim on side panels, floor and engine deck.

Sliding window.

Three two gallon water containers (six gallons of water storage in total).

All the windows are fully curtained with Velvet curtains.

1986 VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Curtains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)  Options available at extra cost included:

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger  Poptop Side Elevating Poptop Roof  and Fixed Hightop Roof  Specification

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger Poptop Side Elevating Poptop Roof Specification

VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Poptop Roof

VW T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger Elevating Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Danbury Luxury Lounger Elevating Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danbury fibreglass elevating roof runs full length of the vehicle.

Gas filled struts assist with raising roof, hold the roof in place and take weight when lowering.

Access hatch.

Fully upholstered bed in roof (1829 mm x ?? mm).

 

 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger Fixed Hightop  Roof  Specification

Fixed Hightop Roof

1985 VW T25 Danbury Luxury Hightop

 

 

 

 

 

Window in front and both sides.

Two roof vents with flyscreens.

Front roof rack

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger Side Stripes and Logos

Side Stripe And Door Logo

VW T25 Danbury  Door Stripe and Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tailgate Logo

 VW T25 Danbury Tailgate Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Download Nov 1986 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Luxury Lounger, Family Estate And Coronet Camper Magazine Pricelist (PDF Format)

Download Nov 1988 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Coronet, Family Estate Luxury Lounger and Renegade Camper Magazine Pricelist (PDF Format)

 

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