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VW T3 Atlantic

  • Last Aircooled Camper
  • Collectors Item
  • unrestored original


The Atlantic was offered from late summer 1989 and 1990 as the last motorhome on a T3 basis (with Westfalia equipment). Deviating from the Joker and California, it was equipped with some accessories:

Front grille with double headlights

Plastic-coated front and rear bumpers with buffer strip

Complete side panelling

2 electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors painted in body colour

Light grey dashboard upholstery

Fabric seat covers Calypso stripes

Driver and passenger seats as swivel seats with adjustable armrests

Power steering

Rev counter and digital timer

hinged windows (3-cornered) in the cab doors

It is said that in the 1990 model year, 498 of the Atlantic were built in Germany with pop-up roofs, 446 with high roofs and 145 unspecified vehicles for export.

In addition, a few dozen Atlantic Syncro were built in Graz (A), some of them still in 1991.

The Atlantic was offered in ‘alpine white’, ‘cherry red’ and ‘calypso green metallic’.

The Atlantic is originally powered by a 2.1L waterboxer 95PS or a 1.6L turbo diesel 70PS.

The Atlantic is the last classic VW camper with rear engine.

The VW T3 Atlantic offered here still wears its factory paint in Calypso Metallic and was first registered in July 1990. Since then it has had only 2 owners.

The following repairs have been carried out in the last few years:

2004: Engine replacement by VW, October 2004 by first owner.
2010: Cavity sealing of the whole car, underbody protection, parking aid
2008: Change of ownership
2009: gutter front left derusted and repaired
2013: Two roof windows completely renewed
All other services and repairs fully documented by first owner
2016: Vacuum pump engine , hose , clamps replaced, brake hoses front and rear
Annual service, inspection, MOT, gas inspection, ASU, defect rectification, ongoing.

As it is unrestored you can see its age in small places.

slight weathering on the roof, normal for its age
first varnish with grade 2
only slight beginning edge rust at the left front turn signal- pictures available, otherwise absolutely NO RUST
Plastic front bumper has a crack,
one original outside mirror is missing
one original rear side window is missing due to break-in.

In 2020 the following parts were renewed:

New fuel injection pump
New battery
New timing belt
New V-belt
New water pump
Tension rollers
Diesel filter
Air filter
Oil filter
Oil change
Front brake pads new
TÜV new
Gas test
H-plate certificate
New windscreen wipers

This is your chance to get a very rare and camper in unique original condition.

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