VW T5 California SE Campervan Sportline Spec Manual RHD Camper 174Bhp 2006

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Contact Clare Cannon
Cornwall, South West England
£ 23,995
September 2023
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For Sale - Genuine VW California SE Sportline Spec in Metallic Silver. 6 speed Manual.

Factory Converted California Campervan. V5 Shows as Motor Caravan.

So much better than a conversion on a regular van, the VW California is based on the top spec Caravelle in the VW factory so it’s a better drive, handling, insulation etc etc and boasts loads of great features including:

174Bhp 2.5 TDI Sportline engine (The best engine, bulletproof, Gear driven, so no cambelt), re-mapped to around 220Bhp. This van really shifts!

Electric Pop-Top Roof with sprung, full double slatted bed and memory foam mattress - very comfortable!

3/4 bed downstairs including fitted memory foam topper, with 2x proper 3 point seatbelts in rear. Know your children are safe!

Full factory VW camper interior with sliding seat system, sink, 2x hobs, fridge, table, cupboards etc.

2x swivel front captains seats.

Night heater with remote control (runs on the diesel in the tank).

Heated Front Seats. Air Con.

Electric Mirrors, electric windows.

Built in Camping Chairs (inside tailgate) and Camping table (inside sliding door).

California wipe clean seat covers front and rear.

Sportline Alloy Wheels

2 x Leisure Batteries & Electric hookup. Leisure batteries charge when driving & when plugged into the Electric Hookup.

Built in window blinds (+ front cab silver insulated screen included)

Factory VW Awning rail + ability to fit roof bars on pop top.

Remote central locking, electric soft close sliding door and tailgate. ABS. Airbags.

On board water tank with filler neck on body. Built in waste tank.

Plenty of built in storage and cupboard space.

Front and Rear Parking Sensors.

Front Spotlights.

Cruise Control.

The van is best described as “well used” and in good general overall condition.

Good points/Extras:

This van has always been maintained mechanically regardless of cost. The drive is A1

Just had fresh 2 Months MOT and a full service.

Fairly new Tyres with plenty of tread on front, two brand new tyres with 0 mileage on rear.

Brand new rear springs.

Recent new Intercooler.

Chrome side bars.

Uprated Kenwood stereo with Spotify integration - sounds great. Component front speakers and factory rear speakers work fine.

Recent replacement genuine California roof canvas - one slight nick in it (only in the double section so no hole) and the front bone has bent slightly strangely at some point, but still functions perfectly and is in great overall condition. Replacing them isn’t as big a deal as you’d think either.

Removable tow bar & electrics fitted.

DRLs (Daylight Running Lights) (LEDs)

Private Number Plate worth £££s (M17 EYE)

Bad points:

The interior does show wear and tear here and there, but is complete and fully functional. No rips or tears in seat fabric etc. Some staining on the headlining, (just from when the canvas was put away and left wet previously)

The bodywork has got some minor dings and scratches, in particular there is a small dent in the rear tailgate. The paint has not gone through though and I think most of it could be taken out with paintless dent removal, we’ve just never been bothered. See photo.

The passenger window doesn’t go back up on the passenger side switch (there’s another switch on the drivers side that works fine, so it’s never really bothered us enough, but it’s only going to be a switch or actuator so should be easily easily remedied).

As you can see though, none of this really detracts from the overall appearance of the van and it can definitely be enjoyed exactly as it is. Van has covered around 150k miles and should easily do that again!

The beauty of the California is that over the years, the interiors have remained pretty much the same and all parts are easily replaceable either new off the shelf or 2nd hand. There’s a place local to us that supplies and fits 2nd hand California parts at very reasonable prices, for example, “Kernow Transporters”. There are also places like Brandrup that make loads of accessories that can easily enhance the van with additional storage etc. One is included with the sale. The quality of the electric pop top, canvas (with mesh windows) and bed is far better than any aftermarket one fitted to a converted van.

In summary, this is a high spec, fully loaded, factory VW California camper, with a drive and performance to match. Everything you need to get in and go off on your adventures. These Sportline spec, manual SE California models really don’t come up very often, especially in the 6 speed manual, which is so much better than the auto version.

All the following extras will be included in the sale too if we get the asking price:

Kitchen Crockery set & Cooking equipment
Electric Hookup cable
Levelling chocks
Gas bottle
4 Bike Fiamma Bike Rack
Inflatable Kampa awning
Safety Net for Roof Bed

Priced right at the bottom end of the market for a genuine California at £23,995. This price takes all the above into consideration and we believe is great value for one of the cheapest, genuine RHD Californias on the market right now. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t confuse with lesser models or conversions!

Any questions, please contact us. Van is located near Falmouth in Cornwall, UK. We can do a FaceTime walk around if you need to.


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