1978 Volkswagen Westfalia

by Richard Atwell
(c) Copyright 2006-2011

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Background:

This is a P22 Canadian (CDN) model Westfalia which is cousin to the USA P27 Deluxe Westfalia with the following additions: non-USA propane stove, BA6 gas heater, fresh air fans, 70A alternator. The front table and the camping stool were not offered in Canada with this model.

What's a Campmobile anyway? It's a VW marketing term for a Westfalia converted camper.

Update: I finally cleaned that stained carpet with 303 Spot Remover. Great stuff: carpet looks like new again.


Photos:

T3
Vehicle Info:

year:
1978
model:
VW Westfalia (CDN)
engine:
GE 024 080
(1971cc 4-cyl air-cooled boxer engine
with hydraulic lifters and with
Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection)
status:
daily driver (95% restored)
mileage:
119,000 km on factory engine

Interior
Seats
Cabin
Engine

M-plate:

82 091 600
 
992641 D59 P22 243
06 4 7445 KN 2319 61

m-plate

82 091 600

chassis number:
8 - model year 1978
2 - extra digit. to distinguish it from 60's VINs
091 600 - chassis serial number

992641
paint and interior:
9926  - body colour: Pastel White L90D (Westfalia)
   - roof colour: Pastel White L90D (Westfalia)
41 - interior: camping green-red (cloth)
D59

collection of M-codes:
060 - Eberspacher BA6 petrol heater (LHD) (fitted under cargo floor)
073 - Roof opening and reinforcement for Westfalia pop-up roof SO-73
102 - Rear window heating
113 - Admittance plate for Canada
121 - Two electric ventilators in fresh air system
123 - Suppression equipment for radio reception
597 - Stronger battery: 12V 63A instead of 12V 45A
618 - Generator 70A instead of 55A

P22
M-code:
Campmobile with pop-up roof
243
M-code:
Windscreen free from import duty for Canada (with M89 only)
06 4

planned production date:
week 06, day 4 (Thursday), 1978:
5th of Feb, 1978

7445
factory code used for production planning
KN

destination code:
Canada, St. Johns, N.B.

2319
model code:
2 - VW Type 2 (Transporter)

3 - Kombi
1 - LHD, sliding door right
9 - Campmobile (M609)
61
engine and transmission:
6 - 1971cc air-cooled engine with fuel injection
1 - 4-speed manual transmission

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History:

03/10/06 - Created
09/08/11 - Fixed broken photos, added translate button, updated footer