1987 Volkswagen T25 Autohomes Karisma Campervan


  • Well-equipped retro camper 
  • Spacious & practical
  • Maintained by Classic VW specialist 


 For over 70 years the VW Campervan has been the symbol of freedom, adventure and summer road trips, beloved by owners and onlookers alike, the Volkswagen Campervan is free will in vehicle form and for decades it has been the number one choice for van life enthusiasts. 

The T25 was the third generation of Transporter, built from 1979 to 2002 it offered the same attractive cool aura with 80s character. With its global fame, numerous variants and conversions were produced to meet the demands and the needs of buyers who wanted as much space and convenience as possible in the moderately small shell of the van. Specialist converters would configure and install versatile, practical interiors that included everything from a bed to a sink and fridge, allowing as much convenience and comfort as possible. 

This 1987 Autohomes Karisma is a perfect example of what brilliant and imaginative designs could be achieved in a moderately small space. Equipped with multiple storage areas, a fold-out bed and even a wine rack. This retro VW is a very usable and practical camper that benefits from specialist maintenance since its current ownership in 2014 plus an upgraded interior seat and bed trim. 
With an MOT until January 2024 it's ready to hit the road for those summer adventures.


  • Valid V5c present 
  • 5 previous owners 
  • Current ownership since 2014 
  • Maintained by specialist South West Classic VWs since 2014 
  • An array of invoices from 2014 are included in PDF format 
  • Work completed includes servicing, mechanical, welding and body repairs 


  • Autohouse conversion 
  • Karisma specification 
  • Spacious and comfortable with the ability to stand 
  • Brown vinyl seats & bed in very good condition 
  • Swivel front passenger seat 
  • Beige carpets in good condition 
  • Retrimmed in 2016 
  •  Matching door cards 
  • Gas hob and sink 
  • Fridge with small freezer compartment 
  • Removable table 
  • Manual Fold-out bed 
  • Rear pull-out draw system 
  • Several storage compartments including wine rack 


  • Cool retro camper 
  • 80s influenced design 
  • High roof 
  • Small signs of age creeping through 
  • Paint blistering and corrosion are visible 
  • Wheels & tyres in good condition 
  • Side Fiamma awning 
  • Rear upper luggage rack 
  • Roof vent and side windows 
  • Rear tailgate door 
  • Bike rack not included in sale 
  • 240v Electric hookup point 
  • The underside appears good with protection being applied in some areas over the years 


  • 1.9L Watercooled Engine 
  • 4- Speed Manual Transmission 
  • MOT until January 2024 
  • Manoeuvred multiple times with reverse being engaged without fault 
  • Reported to be in fine working order but has been used very little recently 
  • Maintained by VW specialist since 2014 
  • Full service and inspection 2019, 2017, 2016 & 2015 with very little mileage completed in between 
  • Brakes inspected and cleaned 2019 
  • New tailpipe 2019 
  • Replacement heater fan motor 2019 


 With its practical, high roof setup and numerous storage areas, this Autohomes conversion provides a comfortable camping experience without breaking the bank. With everything from a kitchen sink to a wine rack, this camper can be enjoyed for both short weekend breaks or longer expeditions. A little love to some external areas would benefit the van greatly but otherwise, it's ready to hit the roads.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model T25 Campervan
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 135,641 Miles
  • Engine size 1915
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Honiton
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom

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