The Volkswagen 1989 Westfalia LT Florida Camper Model History
In 1989 the VW Westfalia LT Sven Hedin model was replaced by a new model called the VW Westfalia Florida Camper. The furniture in the new model was the same light grey with a dark grey edging that was in the 1988 Westfalia Sven Hedin. The upholstery material was different as were some of the specifications and the external logos etc. The rear of the van had opening doors and the kitchen ran along the side of the bus so that the rear door could be used as an entrance or exit.
1) 1989 - 1993 VW Westfalia LT Florida Camper engine options and approx price (exclusive tax when new in standard form):
From 07/1989 price list. Prices are in German Deutschmark and inclusive of tax.
Volkswagen LT 28 Florida, Petrol Otto Motor 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 66 KW (90 PS) . 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm, 61,150 DM
Volkswagen LT 28 Florida Kat (Catalytic Convertor), Petrol Otto Motor 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 69 KW (94 PS) . 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm, 62,970 DM
Volkswagen LT 28 D Florida, Diesel Motor with 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 57 KW (78 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm 62,890 DM
Volkswagen LT 28 TD Florida, Turbo Diesel Motor with 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 68 KW (92 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm ? DM
Volkswagen LT 28 TD Florida, Turbo Diesel Motor with 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 80 KW (109 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 2800 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm 67,049 DM
Volkswagen LT 31 Florida, Petrol Otto Motor 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 66 KW (90 PS) . 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 3100 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm, 63,515 DM
Volkswagen LT 31 Florida Kat (Catalytic Convertor), Petrol Otto Motor 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 69 KW (94 PS) . 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 3100 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm, 65,307 DM
Volkswagen LT 31 D Florida, Diesel Motor with 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 57 KW (78 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 3100 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm 65,252 DM
Volkswagen LT 31 TD Florida, Turbo Diesel Motor with 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 68 KW (92 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 3100 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm ? DM
Volkswagen LT 31 TD Florida, Turbo Diesel Motor with 2.4 litre, 6 cylinder 80 KW (109 PS), 5 Speed Gearbox, load weight 3100 kg, wheelbase 2500 mm 69,411 DM
The flooring in the rear of the 1989 - 1993 VW Westfalia LT Florida camper was a grey PVC hard wearing floor surface.
7) 1989 - 1993 Volkswagen Westfalia LT Florida Camper Door Trim Specification
Door trims - grey vinyl finish.
8) 1989 - 1993 Volkswagen Westfalia LT Florida Camper Standard Model Specification
Four grey tinted, heat insulating and double glazed plexiglass windows in rear living area. Two opening window.
Curtains and Roller Blinds
The opening window on the left hand side is with roller blinds and mosquito nets. All other windows have grey curtains.
Living / Bedroom Area
At the centre of the vehicle is the spacious living / sleeping room with 2 large seats.
The 2 seater seat, behind the drivers cab, is adjustable to both driving and living position ie facing the front or rear. This seat folds horizontal to make part of the downstairs bed.
It is equipped with 2 lap belts.
The 2 seater seat at the rear also has 2 lap belts and folds horizontal to complete the downstairs bed.
Cocktail table on the left hand side.
Table 110 cm x 50 cm can be put in place as and when required.
To sleep the seat can be folded by simply tilting the backrest of the back cushion to make a double bed of 195 cm length and 125 / 115 cm wide.
At the rear on the right is the kitchen combination with two flame gas cooker, large sink with hot and cold water mixer tap, cutlery draw and fridge.
45 litre fridge working from 12v, 220v and gas.
The vehicle is equipped with plenty of storage space. Inside the the middle bench, wardrobe, roof storage cupboards on the left and right hand side inside the vehicle, sideboard cupboard on the right hand side and material pockets at the end of the seats and next to the wardrobe
The shower cell with wash basin at the rear left of the vehicle is constructed from glassfibre plastic in one piece so is completely watertight. Equipment includes a hot and cold water mixer tap with integrated shower head, mirror with integrated light and a place for a portable toilet.
The freshwater tank has a capacity of 100 litre. Ten litre Gas operating hot water boiler. Additional 10 litre water reservoir in the warm water boiler. There is a central pump for running water and for hot water an automatically operating hot water boiler. Outside water fill up point with locking cap. Under the vehicle is a 70 litre waste water tank with swivel drain stop-cock.
External underbody 8 kg LPG tank with fuel level gauge, 3 way valve and Eis-Ex preheater for use in cold temperatures.
Thermostatically controlled Eberpacher 2300 WE night heater using either diesel or petrol depending on engine specified
220 Volt external hook up with internal outlet socket and safety trip cut out.
12 Volt circuit with two leisure batteries, split charge relay and automatic battery charger to power transistor lights, the water pump and the heater fan.
Four transistor lights and an 2 additional reading lights in the roof area.
Control unit in rear with a diode display showing the charge level of the two batteries, a level indicator for the fresh water tank, a control indicator showing when the fridge or hot water boiler are operating on gas and the operation.
The flooring was a plywood base with bitumen insulation and durable grey PVC overlay.
Driver and Passenger Seats
Westfalia comfort seats with integrated headrests and height adjustable armrests in upholstery matching the seat banks in the living area.
Additional Model Equipment
Rear Step (removed if towbar specified).
Adapter cable for mains hook up.
90 Amp Alternator.
Additional soundproofing in drivers cab (for petrol models as this is standard on diesel models).
Storage pocket in drivers door.
12 volt socket on instrument panel.
Dimming interior mirror.
Three point inertia seat belts for driver and passenger.
9) Options available at extra cost included:
There were many options available at extra cost for your Westfalia LT Florida Camper. Below is a list of some of them taken from 07/89 price list. Prices include tax and are in German Deutschmark:
M025 Clock and speedometer with resettable mileage trip. Cost 128 DM
M050 Dual circuit and hand brake warning light. Cost 89 DM
M054 Lockable glove box lid. Cost 64 DM
M074 Rear mudflaps. Cost 133 DM
M089 Windscreen in laminated safety glass. Cost 326 DM
M208 Towbar with ball type hitch. Cost 782 DM
M288 Headlight washers. Cost 532 DM
M511 Instrument panel part padded. Cost 122 DM
M561 Quarter light windows in front cab. Cost 230 DM
M571 Rear Fog Light. Cost 138 DM
M597 63 Amp Battery (Only for petrol engine). Cost 45 DM
M640 Long term underbody treatment (bitumen based). Cost 836 DM
11) 1989 - 1993 VW Westfalia LT Florida Camper Side Stripes and Logos
1989 - 1993 VW Westfalia LT Florida Camper side stripes.
2) Links to 1989 - 1993 Volkswagen Westfalia LT Florida Camper Sales Brochures (Prospekt) and Price Lists (Preiseliste)
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.