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VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent 

Volkswagen T4 Transporter Auto-Sleeper Talent Camper Model History

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Hightop Camper

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent Hightop Camper

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Camper

Circa Sept 1995 Auto-Sleepers used the short wheel base T4 Transporter as the base vehicle for a totally new design of camper called the Autosleeper Talent.  It had a solid high top roof and had a Thetford C1 Cassette toilet at the rear. The interior had two forward facing seats behind the driver and passenger seats. These seats could be converted into two single beds (or a small double bed). At the rear was a kitchen area with sink, fridge, and cooker. This rear area had a sliding partition door to allow it to be used as a toilet cubicle.

1) VW T4 Autosleeper Talent hightop roof version engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

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Petrol Watercooled 2.0 Litre, 4 Cylinder, AAC Otto Motor (1968cc), 62 Kw 84 PS, 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Petrol Watercooled 2.5 Litre, 5 Cylinder, AAF / ACU 1993 onwards / AEN 1995 onwards Otto Motor (2461cc), 81 Kw 110 PS, 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Diesel Watercooled 1.9 Litre, 4 Cylinder, 1X (1896cc) 45 Kw 61 PS 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled 1.9 Litre TD, 4 Cylinder, ABL  1993 onwards (1896cc), 50 Kw 68 PS, 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Diesel Watercooled 2.4 Litre, 5 Cylinder, AAB (2370cc) 57 Kw 78 PS 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled TDI 2.5 Litre, 5 Cylinder, ACV 1995 onwards (2461cc) 75 Kw 102 PS 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4667 mm

Height 2540 mm

Width (excl mirrors) 1943 mm

Width (incl mirrors) 2184 mm

 

3) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent Colour Options

As far as I know the VW Autosleeper Talent was available in 1 colour.

T7T7 Grey White R902 (Grauweiß) (with white roof)

VW R902 Grey White

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent Camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent layout consisted of:

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Layout

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Furniture Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Used:

Cushions - Laguna Blue CS0100LGB

Curtains - Back Coated Blue Chatres CH0404

Carpets - Fashion Conquerer Surf

Lining Material - AS Blue Gaskell CL0306

        Blue Polypropylene CL0501

        Ivory Beige Leatherette CL0405

        Blue Grey Velour CL0601

Units - Light European Oak

Unit Work Surfaces - Light European Oak

 

A) Fully adjustable and swivelling luxury driver and passenger cab seats upholstered in same material as rear seats. These seats were designed by Autosleeper and reclined to form part of the two single beds.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Front Seats

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Swivelling Front Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Two offset dinette tables  Tables are stored behind front facing seat and at rear by the kitchen unit when not in use. (Possible that some models had a small and a large table - small table stored behind front facing seat and larger table stored immediately beneath the offside caravan window).

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Dinette Tables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Front facing rear seats. Recline to form two single beds (1980 mm x (628 mm nearside) or (712 mm offside)) in conjunction with driver and passenger seats. Can form semi double bed (1980 x 1689 mm max width) by bridging gap between reclined rear seats or an optional full double bed is available as an extra.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Front Facing Seats

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Single Beds

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Double Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage locker and china tableware crockery and wine glass cupboards above cab.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Overhead Storagre Lockers

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Crockery Cupboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Behind rear front facing seat on offside is Electrolux RM4201 or RM4207 three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (with electronic ignition system). Fridge has internal freezer compartment.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktail cabinet with smoked acrylic doors and overhead locker above fridge unit.

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Opposite the fridge is the cooker unit with two burner Fellows stainless steel cooker and grill (with specially designed heat resistant laminated lid so that it can be folded away when not in use) and cupboard below.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Kitchen Unit

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Cooker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alongside the cooker unit is the stainless steel sink and drainer unit (with specially designed heat resistant laminated lid so that it can be hidden away when not in use) and cupboard below.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Sink and Drainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sliding door can be used to separate living area to create a toilet cubicle.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Partition Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F) Thetford C1 Cassette toilet at rear of van opposite the sink and drainer unit. Toilet is on rails and slides out from side wall when required.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Cassette Toilet

VW Autosleeper Talent Thetford C1 Toilet

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Toilet

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Toilet Cubicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H) Storage cupboard above cassette toilet.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Cupboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I) Side sliding door.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Sliding Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J) Stainless roof rack.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Stainless Steel Roof Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Full carpeting throughout.

Mains electric hook up with safety protection via RCCD circuit breaker and two MCB’s.

Zig electrical control panel with water level gauge, individual fuses for each electrical appliance, master switches for 12 volt lighting system and water pump, a 12 volt outlet socket and a light indicating when fridge is operating on 12 volts. The Zig unit was mounted above the rear cupboard and cassette toilet.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Zig Control Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72.5 litre (16 gallon) fresh water tank for pressurised water system with electrically pumped water tap via a triple diaphragm Shureflo water pump.

34 litre (7 1/2 gallon) waste water tank.

Fluorescent lighting:

    5 x 12 volt 16 watt fluorescent lights.

    1 x 230 volt 8 watt fluorescent light.

Rear seat restraint straps.

Head rests on both cab seats.

Fire extinguisher.

Intermittent wipe and two speed wipers.

Padded steering wheel.

Two courtesy lights.

Thermally lined curtains.

Specially selected seat fabrics with fire retardant foam.

Handcrafted edging on all cabinet work.

Tableware for four.

Heated rear window with wash wipe.

Silver Jupiter 14 inch wheel trims.

 

5) Options available at extra cost included:

Overhead cab bed (1880 mm x 1150 mm) including access ladder and bunk net.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Overhead Cab  Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carver Cascade 2GE plus water heater with mains hook up facility.

Thermostatically controlled Hot Box Propex 1600W blown air heating system which is flued to exterior of vehicle.

Fly screens for opening roof windows.

12 Volt (66 amp/hour diesel or 45 amp/hour petrol) second auxiliary equipment battery.

Zig X-7 Battery charger (available only if second battery is specified).

Three speed Omnivent cooling extractor fan.

Double bed option.

Omnimax TV aerial.

Omnistar 2.5m awning (including wedges).

 

 

6) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent Hightop Roof Specification

Fully insulated roof.

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Hightop Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening roof vent for fresh air

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Roof Vent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Talent Side Stripes and Logos

There was normally a small blue AS logo on the front of the vehicle and a burgundy Talent logo on the side of the front wings. Also there was a burgundy Auto-sleeper logo on the rear tailgate.

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Bonnet Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thick coachline stripes on the side were painted on using Peugeot Blue Galaxie (Paint Code 1427).

The main thick painted stripes were then decorated using stick on coloured pinstripes. The pinstripes consisted of:

3/4 Inch Dark Blue - 3450-11

1/2 Inch Grey/Burgundy/Grey - 0550-281228

1 Inch Triple Grey - 1050 - 28122828

 

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Side Stripe

 

 

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The roof had stripes at the front, rear and side and an auto-sleeper logo on the front and Talent logo on the rear as shown below:

The pinstripes consisted of:

3/4 Inch Dark Blue - 3550-11

1/2 Inch Grey/Burgundy/Grey - 0550-281228

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Roof Stripe and Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Talent Rear Roof Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AutosleeperTalentRoofSideSt

 

 

 

 

 

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1996 VW T4 Transporter Volkswagen Motorcaravan Model Range (Includes Autotrail, Autosleeper, Autohomes, Cockburn Holdsworth, Swift and Compass ) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

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