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1989 Volkswagen Transporter T3


  • 1989 Volkswagen Transporter T3 lhd
  • Folding and removable seats
  • Recently restored
  • Overhauled engine
  • A very nice looking T3 with efficient mechanics


Launched in 1979 as the latest evolution of the original Transporter, the larger and more spacious Volkswagen T3, with squared lines and mechanics derived from the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Passat, shares many of the peculiarities of its glorious ancestor, the legendary Bulli, with a rear engine and an extremely advanced driving position, and is therefore particularly loved by Volkswagen enthusiasts, as it allows to enjoy the ultimate true driving experience of an old-school VW van enhanced by better performing engines and an higher level of comfort.

This T3, with its attractive two-tone bodywork in  good condition, is equipped with practical and versatile interior fittings, with folding and removable seats that can be positioned in various ways, choosing the classic nine-seater minibus configuration, arranging them in a cozy L-shaped sitting area with a central table or removing them completely to obtain a large cargo area.

The frugal diesel engine was overhauled in 2022 and the car has only been driven for 2000 km since. Before putting it on sale, all the filters were changed and new tyres were fitted.

For a long time considered an economic alternative to the increasingly popular T1 and T2, the Volkswagen T3s have managed to win the respect of Transporter lovers for their great versatility and robustness and for having managed to maintain the most popular driving characteristics of their predecessors, merging them with reliable mechanics that are easy and economical to maintain and with a decidedly more modern use of space and performance in step with the times.

This beautiful example, with a correctly restored bodywork with a particularly fresh and pleasant appearance and with carefully tuned mechanics, will be able to give great satisfaction and a lot of fun to its next owner and will certainly be admired in enthusiasts' gatherings. .


  • Sold in 1989 in Germany
  • Imported to Italy in 1995
  • Chassis: WV2ZZZ25ZKH087280
  • Italian documents
  • ASI (Italian Historic Automobiles Registry) Certificate of Historical Interest
  • MOT valid until 2024

Originally sold in Germany and imported to Italy in 1995, this Transporter comes with up-to-date Italian registration documents and a Certificate of Historic Interest issued by ASI (Italian Historic Automobiles Registry).


  • In good overall condition
  • Folding and removable seats in very good condition
  • Curtains on the side and rear windows
  • Efficient ventilation system
  • Dashboard in very good condition
  • Golf GTI steering wheel 
  • Intact and damage-free carpets
  • Instrument cluster light not working
  • Headliner detaching in a few spots


  • Restored bodywork
  • Two-tone paint
  • Headlights and windows in excellent condition
  • Shiny chrome-plated details and emblems 
  • Chrome-plated wheel covers
  • New whitewall tyres
  • Clean underbody with slight signs of oxidation
  • Minor scratches on the rear bumper
  • A few chips and scratches 


  • 1588 cc four-cylinder Turbo Diesel engine with 70 hp
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • Engine overhauled in 2022
  • New filters
  • New tyres
  • Always maintained with great care


Considerably more civilized than their predecessors, the third generation Transporters are far more comfortable and well finished, with a driving position which, while remaining very commanding and panoramic, is more car-like. More powerful engines, more efficient brakes and more advanced gearboxes significantly increase driving pleasure and quality and help making journeys far more relaxing.

For those who want to enjoy an old-school rear-engined Volkswagen minibus but need more space and comfort, a T3 may prove to be the ideal choice.

Increasingly sought-after, the Transporter T3s enjoy a large following, with prices on the rise and a great availability of spare parts and accessories that allow them to be customized and transformed in many different ways and are also ideal bases for camperisation.

This well-maintained and clearly much loved example offers original and likeable aesthetics, with nice and delicate custom touches that will be appreciated by connoisseurs.
The roomy, rational and well-preserved passenger compartment lends itself to many different uses, proving to be extremely practical and pleasant for long trips and funny outings.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1989
  • Make Volkswagen
  • Model T25
  • Colour White and green
  • Odometer 281 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1588
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Provincia di Arezzo
  • Location International
  • Country Italy

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