Specific: A LT35 shown as field
ambulance. The first vehicles, which replaced the Dodge
were delivered in early 1987. Replaced by the Mowag DURO IIIP around
Historical: The decision to manufacture a
vehicle with a higher payload than the 1.000 kg of the VW
Transporter was made in the early 1970´s. A prototype
was shown in 1973, and on April 14th 1975 the LT series
with the models LT 28 and LT 31 was introduced. The LT 35
came on the market the following year.
Both petrol and diesel-engined versions were available.
The 2 liter petrol engine came from the contemporary Audi
100. The early diesel-equipped models had a British
Perkins 2.7 liter engine developing 65 hp. The LT series
was the first VW to be equipped with a diesel engine.
A major up-date occurred in 1996 when the LT left the
classic One-Box-Design the same way as the smaller T4. Power was provided by a natural
aspired diesel engine or TDI-engines ranging from 75 to
130 HP, and three different wheel bases became available.
In 2002 a 2.8 liter 4-cylinder diesel with 158 HP became
The first generation LT reached 471.221 produced
vehicles. The successor had reach the 283.000 mark by end
Length: 4.85 m (189 inches).
Width: 2.05 m (80 inches).
Height: 2.58 m (100 inches).
Weight: 3.500 kg (7.700 lb.).
Engine: Own 6-cylinder, 2383 cm3 (145 cubic inches),
Horsepower: 75 at 4.300 rpm.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic, servo-assisted.
Tyres: 215 - R14C.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 70 liter (15 gallons).
Range: 300 km (187 miles).
Crew: 1 + 7.
Additional: The ambulance can carry 4
litters and is equipped with a heating-device. The
capacity is 4 stretcher patients, 2 stretcher- and 3
sitting patients or 6 sitting patients.
VW LT 35 shop van (112 kb)