The Volkswagen Westfalia T4 Transporter California Blue Camper Model History
In 1998 the VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Blue model was introduced. The Westfalia California Blue was a special limited edition bus. The Westfalia California Blue was available in poptop version only. The basic model equipment was the same as the 1998 California Coach but it also had some extra equipment fitted as standard and was available in only one exterior colour. The base vehicle for the VW California Blue was the short wheel base “long nose” version of the VW T4 Transporter.
1) 1998 - 1999 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Blue Camper engine options and approx price (inclusive tax when new in standard form):
From 01/1999 (1999 model year) price list. Prices are in Euro:
California Blue with Poptop Roof
Volkswagen California Blue Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 65 KW (88 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 34,690 Euro
Volkswagen California Blue Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 35,767 Euro
Volkswagen California Blue Diesel Motor 2.5 litre TDI Turbo-D Kat, 5 cylinder, 75 KW (102 PS), Automatic Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2920 mm, 37,484 Euro
2) 1998 - 1999 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Blue Camper Colour Options
The VW Westfalia California Blue Camper was available in 1 colour.
K9 Techno Blue Metallic (LW5Y) (Technoblau Metallic)
3) 1998 - 1999 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Blue Camper Furniture Specification
The 1998 - 1999 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Blue Camper layout consisted of:
1) Swivel Seats.
3) Slideable Seat.
5) Gas cooker, removable.
6) Compressor fridge.
7) Wardrobe (upper) / Auxiliary battery (lower).
8) Bed extension (upper) / Luggage compartment (lower).
9) Storage (upper) / Cubby hole for gas bottle (lower).
10) Freshwater tank (lower).
1998 - 1999 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Blue Camper Interior Photos
The Volkswagen Westfalia California Blue camper had grey / multicoloured speckle furniture with a beech wood colour edging. The upholstery had a grey / multicoloured cactus patterned fabric.
4) 1998 - 1999 VW Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper Upholstery Specification
The upholstery material in the VW Westfalia T4 California Blue camper for driver, passenger and rear seat/bed was a Jacquard woven design using a grey material with multi coloured cactus pattern known as “Kactus”.
The curtains for sides and rear in the VW Westfalia T4 California Blue camper were grey.
5) 1998 - 1999 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper Pop Top Roof Specification
The pop top roof outside finish for the VW Westfalia California Blue Camper was in the same colour as the vehicle.
The inside headroom of the vehicle with poptop was 135 cm.
Upper bed in poptop is 184 cm x 106 cm and bed cushion foam is 4.5 cm thick.
Ventilation windows with mosquito nets in the sides of pop top roof canvas.
Vehicle with pop top roof can potentially have sleeping space for four people.
6) 1998 - 1999 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper Flooring and Carpeting Specification
The flooring in the rear of the VW Westfalia T4 California Blue camper was a hard wearing grey PVC material with multi coloured flecks. The step is made from grey plastic.
Grey velour carpet floor lining in drivers cab.
7) 1998 - 1999 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper Door Trim Specification
Door interior trims made from grey plastic.
8) 1998 - 1999 Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper Standard Model Specification
Length - 4789 mm
Width - 1840 mm
Height - Poptop 1990 mm
Laminated Windscreen in tinted glass.
All windows in tinted glass. (Double glazed windows in rear available at extra price).
Opening window (plastic double glazed) in front left above kitchen opposite the sliding door.
Sliding window (tinted glass) in sliding door.
Grey curtains all round for the living and cab area.
220 volt External CEE Hook Up socket on the outer wall at the rear left with one internal outlet socket in living area and safety trip cut out.
Automatic battery charger.
Leisure battery 12V 135 Ah (maintenance free) with split charge relay for equipment in living area (fridge etc). Charged by alternator or battery charger.
Central electronic control unit in drivers cab above the mirror with LCD display for outside temperature, charge level of the batteries, operating status of the fridge, freshwater / waste water tank levels, push button adjustment for fridge temperature and timer and temperature setting for the night heater.
Halogen headlights with range adjustment.
Two reversing lights.
Rear fog light.
Adjustable instrument panel lights.
Warning light for hand brake, brake circuit failure and brake fluid level.
Windscreen wipers with intermittent, two speed and wash / wipe functions.
Two 11 Watt transistor lights.
One swan neck 5 Watt halogen light.
Living / Bedroom Area
Two person seat bench that slides and folds to make a double bed in conjunction with rear bed cushion.
Rear seat bench has two three point automatic safety belts.
Two headrests in rear seat.
Storage compartment under the seat bank.
Three storage compartments in the seat bank front.
Double bed is 194 cm x 117 cm and bed cushion foam is 8 cm thick.
Wardrobe on the left hand side.
Storage cabinet at the rear left hand side.
Roof storage locker in the rear with a mirror.
The kitchen cupboard is opposite the sliding door with a sink / cooker combination with an adjustable cover, cutlery drawer and storage for tableware and provisions.
Removable gas cooker.
Sink dimensions 27 cm long x 27 cm wide x 12 cm deep. Finished in enamelled steel with single tap (with switch for water pump), flexible hose, and adjustable head for jet and shower.
Removable table (72 cm x 40 cm). Stored in rear seat bench.
40 litre Electrolux compressor fridge.
Freshwater and Wastewater
53 litre freshwater tank.
Filled using a rotating neck at the rear.
Emptied outside under the vehicle. Cleaning opening on tank.
Freshwater tank has a submersible pump.
Freshwater line with separate emptying.
27 litre wastewater tank (frost protected inside vehicle). Emptied using tap accessible in kitchen cupboard.
Speedometer with resettable mileage trip.
Rev counter and digital clock.
Night Heater with timer.
Stronger battery (135 Ah)
Heated front seats.
Radio / Cassette “Beta”, 4 loudspeakers, and front windscreen antenna.
Metallic Paint in “Techno Blue”.
Optic package with bumpers, side mirrors and rear tailgate handle surround in same colour as vehicle.
Stronger tailgate struts.
Bike rack for 3 cycles on rear tailgate.
Electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors.
Electric drivers cab windows
Two swivelling and folding sunvisors.
Make up mirror with light on passenger side sun visor.
Interior light with turn off delay and contact switch on cab doors.
Double tone horn.
Light in the sliding door step.
“California Blue” lettering.
Sliding door on right hand side to access living area.
Closed window aperture for the living area at the rear left.
Locking Fuel Cap.
Rear windscreen with rear wash wipe.
Heated windscreen washer.
Two front swivel seats with armrests and height adjustable head rests.
Height adjustable automatic three point safety belts.
Fresh air supply with 4 speed fan.
Heating with mechanical control.
Drivers cab roof is lined.
Dipping rear view mirror.
Inner light (with separate reading light).
Storage cubby hole in middle under dashboard.
Open storage under dashboard on left hand side.
Storage trough in the dashboard on the right hand side.
Grab handle in roof frame on the right hand side.
Storage pocket on driver and passenger doors.
Child lock on sliding door.
Two warm air vents in living area supplied by engine temp (ie not night heater).
Floor heating vents with plastic safety covers.
Roof inner cladding with integrated curtain rails.
Radio suppression kit to prevent interference.
Separate heating and ventilation control for the living area located next to light above kitchen block.
9) Options available at extra cost included:
There were many options available at extra cost for your Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper. Below is a list of some of them taken from xx/xxxx price list. Prices include tax and are in Euro:
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10) Accessories available at extra cost included:
There were many accessories available at extra cost for your Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper. Below is a list of some of them taken from xx/xx price list. Prices include tax and are in Euro
Coming soon !
Two seater rear seat (adjustable) with integrated 3 point seat belts.
11) 1998 - 1999 VW Westfalia T4 Transporter California Blue Camper Front and Rear Logos
VW Westfalia T4 California Blue front and rear logos.
12) Links to Volkswagen Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper Sales Brochures (Prospekt) and Price Lists (Preisliste)
Please note that some of the links take you to an external site called vwpix.org, which is an excellent source of sales literature for all versions of VW camper van. Most of the brochures are in German language as this was the main market.
1998 - 1999 VW Westfalia T4 California Blue Camper Sales Brochures Prospekt Download