VW California SE T5.1 TDI DSG RVC PDC FSH Towbar extras

VW California SE T5.1 TDI DSG RVC PDC FSH Towbar extras

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£ 32,000.00
Reflex Silver
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Owing to family health issues, we have reluctantly decided to sell our cherished camper-van "Butch". In the past 8 years of ownership, we've had some great trips and will retain some amazing memories but - as you will see from the MOT history - we're no longer able to use the van as much as we'd like. Our idea was to tour Europe in our retirement but, unfortunately, we can see that will not be possible so we'd like to see someone else fulfil their own dreams.

The van comes with a full-service history - part VW/part independent specialist - but I think prospective buyers will appreciate a more detailed account ...

The previous (second) owner had accumulated 60k+ motorway miles (regularly commuting between the South West & London) but it had mainly been used as a comfortable cruiser rather than a camper (as witnessed by the near immaculate interior). This owner had the roof inspected for corrosion and repaired under VW warranty, including replacement of the full roof canvas for the later type with front window and built-in folding strips.

When we purchased the van, it received a glowing, independent inspection report. However, we weren't aware of the potential oil consumption issues affecting the Bi-Turbo 180bhp (CFCA) engined vehicles. After discussing these concerns with our local, official VW van centre, we negotiated the fitment by them of a new, full engine replacement using all new VW parts with VW warranty (invoice available). Despite the fact that the new engine came fitted with the latest version of the EGR (rev. D), for total peace-of-mind, we took additional steps to ensure there would never be any issues with our vehicle.

In our ownership, the van has received an annual service & premium oil change (just completed including new MOT with no advisories for the 7th year running) and has provided superbly comfortable and problem-free driving, averaging 37-42mpg; with under 10k miles on the new engine, it's just nicely run-in.

The vehicle is fitted with the following desirable options (all VW OEM unless otherwise stated):

DSG 7-speed automatic gearbox with sports and manual mode (new dual-mass flywheel fitted with new engine)
Multi-function leather steering wheel and multi-function display
RNS510 touch-screen stereo and sat-nav with integrated dashboard display
Bluetooth hands-free telephone kit with integrated dashboard display
Multi Device Interface (MDI) for wired/wireless connection of streaming devices
Park Distance Control (PDC) front and rear sensors
Rear-view camera (RVC) with integrated display of PDC on head-unit
Wind-out awning
Lockable safe (in base of wardrobe)
Heavy-duty footwell mats
Cascavel 17" bi-colour alloy wheels (min. 5mm tread, no uneven tyre wear)
Bike rack with upgraded stainless steel fittings
Westfalia detachable tow-bar (single electric)
AeroLift front window visors (provide rain protection and secure ventilation)
Solar Camper Solutions 100W panel with Victron Bluetooth MPPT
Nextbase 522GW front & rear dash-cam
Tafmet Emulator

GO60CAL reg. to be included in the sale.

The following additional items will be included if sold at full price (otherwise by separate negotiation):

VW OEM headlight beam deflectors (for driving on the continent)
Brandrup insulated front window blinds (full set)
Brandrup second-skin seat covers (full set)
Brandrup storage pockets
Brandrup carpet for front cabin area
Brandrup carpet set for under-bench seat drawer
Brandrup fitted sheets for both mattresses
Brandrup cushions (2)
Memory-foam Z-fold mattress for sleeping downstairs (upstairs is standard mattress)
Calicap Z-fold carpet for main cabin area
Calicap shelving system fitted to wardrobe
Premium GTI Fabric Seat Covers (full set)
Porta Potti with Brandrup tray and strap (brand new/never used - fits in cupboard under the sink)
Khyam Motordome Sleeper Pro - 4 berth quick-erect drive-away awning (see YouTube for more details)
Khyam carpet (2.9x2.9m) for above
Additional set of 17" VW alloy wheels (4) fitted with winter (M+S) tyres

The bodywork is in excellent condition (the previous owner had the bonnet and front-wings repainted to remove stone-chip damage). There are a couple of very small parking dings on the driver's side (I've been waiting for another to appear to justify paint-less dent removal). The California vinyls could be simply & easily removed by the new owner if desired. Unfortunately but not uncommonly, the Cascavel alloys are showing some tarnishing.

The interior is also in fantastic condition with everything working as it should and very few signs of wear & tear. However, there are a couple of stains/marks to the footwell carpets but these cannot be seen with the front-cabin carpet in place.

Happy to answer any questions from serious purchasers. N.B. I'm constantly in meetings at work so might not be able to take your call. Please leave a message or text/email me.

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