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VW T3 Danbury Series II 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Camper Model History

1980 VW T3 Danbury Series II Camper

VW T3 Danbury Logo

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series 2 Camper

Circa 1980 Danbury introduced the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Danbury Series II (Series 2). It had a fully automatic side elevating pop top roof called the “Autoroof”. The Series II was advertised as being a six seater. The layout consisted of a middle seat with reversible back rest and a rear seat that folded to create a double bed. The Series II had cupboards along the offside wall. Incorporated into the side cupboards were a 2 burner stove and grill, sink and drainer and a fridge. The engine options were either the 1600 cc or the 2000 cc CU air cooled engines. 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 Series II engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

Prices shown are from Jan 1981 pricelist

From circa 1981:

Petrol Aircooled 1.6  litre CT Motor (1584cc) 37 KW 50 PS 4 Speed Manual Gearbox ??

Petrol Aircooled 2 litre CU Motor (1970cc) 51 KW 70 PS 4 Speed Manual Gearbox 8467

Petrol Aircooled 2 litre CU Motor (1970cc) 51 KW 70 PS Automatic Gearbox 8827

 

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4570 mm

Width (excl mirrors) 1850 mm

 

Side Elevating Poptop Roof

Height (roof down) 2083 mm

Height (roof up) ?? mm

 

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Danbury Series II Colour Options

In 1981 the VW Danbury Series II was available in 4 single colours.

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

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweis)

B5B5 Bamboo Yellow (LH1B) (Bambusgelb)

D6D6 Timor Beige (LH8T) (Timorbeige)

H3H3 Marsala Red (LH3D) (Marsalarot)

 

 

PastelWhite

1980 VW T3 Danbury Series II  Poptop Camper

TimorBeige

 

a_BambooYellow

 

a_MarsalaRed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an extra price option the VW Danbury Series II was also available in 4 duo-tone colour combinations.

E1E1 Brilliant Orange (L20B) Leuchtorange) / B9B9  Ivory Beige (L567) (Elfinbein)

T1T1 Agate Brown (L86Z) (Achatbraun) / B9B9  Ivory Beige (L567) (Elfinbein)

T6T6 Assuan Brown (LH8B) Assuanbraun) / Samos Beige (LH1N)

B5B5 Bamboo Yellow (LH1B) (Bambusgelb) / B9B9  Ivory Beige (L567) (Elfinbein)

 

OrangeIvoryPaint

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series 2  Camper

agatebrownIvoryPaint

 

SamosBeigeAsswanBrownPaint

 

BambooYellowIvoryPaint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Camper Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II layout consisted of:

Initial Layout:

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series II Campervan Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upholstered in latest easy clean fabric from USA.

102 mm high density foam cushions.

Units made from pine with matching hessian door inserts, trim panels and hard wearing Warerite laminated top surfaces.

All cupboard doors have crank hinges so they fold back flush against units.

Cutlery drawer.

 

 

1) Drivers seat.

2) Passenger seat.

3) Forward facing seats. Seats can be repositioned to create a large double bed.

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series 2 Foward Facing Seats

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series 2 Double Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Double seat with reversible back rest that could be flipped to make the lounge. A dinette can be created by locating the removable table using the central leg.

1983 VW T3 Danbury  Series II Lounge

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series II Dinette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Cupboard directly behind drivers seat contains Lytham Adventurer two burner stove with grill.

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series 2 Cooker And Grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Sink and drainer located in unit adjacent to cooker. Tap is switched on and off via a retractable foot pump.

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series II Sink and Drainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Depending on year either an Electrolux RM 122 Fridge or an Italian BOB 35 litre three way chest fridge were fitted.

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series II Electrolux Fridge

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series II BOB Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) The windows are fully curtained.

1980 VW  T25  Danbury Series 2 Curtains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Jacket length rear wardrobe.

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series 2 Rear Wardrobe

1980 VW T3 Danbury Series 2 Rear Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

240 volt hook up / plug socket.

Start inhibitor to prevent vehicle being started when hook up plugged in.

Zig CF6 Electrical control panel with fuses, battery condition indicator and vehicle battery recharging facility.

1980 Danbury Series 2 Zig CF6 Control Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Volt television socket.

Two fluorescent lights.

Fully carpeted floor.

Side step.

Sliding window.

Ashtray in rear.

 

5)  Options available at extra cost included:

 

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II  Poptop Side Elevating Poptop Roof

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Fully Automatic Poptop Side Elevating Poptop Roof Specification

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series 2 Poptop Roof

1980 VW T3 Danbury Series 2 Elevating Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980 VW T25 Danbury Seies II Elevating Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Danbury Series II was the first ever motorised caravan to have an electrically operated fully automatic elevating roof called the “Autoroof”.

Danbury fibreglass elevating roof runs full length of the vehicle.

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

Fluorescent light and bedside table in roof.

Switch for roof is in a lockable cupboard.

1980 VW T25 Danbury Series 2 Autoroof switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Side Stripes and Logos

Side Stripe And Door Logo

1980 Danbury  Door Stripe and Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tailgate Logo

1980 VW T25 Danbury Tailgate Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

Download Feb 1980 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Series II (Series 2) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

Download May 1981 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Series II (Series 2) And Family Estate Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Price Lists Download

Download Jan 1980 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Camper And 12 Seater Pricelist (PDF Format)

Download Jan 1981 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Camper Estate, Executive Estate, Series II (Series 2), Series II Hire, Showman And 12 Seater Pricelist (PDF Format)

Download June 1982 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Camper Family Estate, Series II (Series 2) And Diamond Magazine Pricelist (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Wiring Diagram Download

Download 1980 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Series II (Series 2) Camper Owners User Instruction Manual (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Danbury Series II Magazine Article / Adverts / Review Download

Download July 1980 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Camper National Motor Caravan Fair Brands Hatch Show Report (also includes Holdsworth, Motorhomes International, Devon, Cavalier and some other VW LT models - (PDF Format)

Download Aug 1980 VW T25 / T3 MI Xxplorer Magzine Advert Featuring Danbury Elevating Roof (PDF Format)

Download June 1982 VW T25 / T3 Danbury Diamond (and Travelette and Series II) Magazine Review (PDF Format)

 

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