1978 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
Up for auction is a very rare example of a 1978 triple white VW champagne edition convertible. I will give you the story on this car as best I can. The car was purchased by a couple in Washington state in 1978, rom there it was used sparingly as a second car at a vacation home, ence the low original mileage. The home was sold after the couple passed away and the car was sold with it. It had not been driven in quite a while. The new homeowners took possession of the car, egistered it, ot it roadworthy and kept it at the same vacation home where it again was hardly used. I purchased the car from the second owner 2 years ago. It does look like the car may have had one repaint on the exterior only at some point which is showing signs of wear and should be done over. When I got it I had the lower portion of the engine completely rebuilt, he only thing I didn't do is have the fuel injection system rebuilt which is why the car doesn't perform as well as it should. The pistons, ings, ods, eals, askets, ifters are all brand new. The work was done by an expert vw mechanic in Brooklyn, &M foreign cars. The braking system was overhauled with new drums and wheel cylinders. The window washer was repaired and is fully functional. All the lights and horn etc. work perfectly. The car has the very rare original Lemmerz white sport rims that only came with a champagne edition car, s well as a working dash clock. The top was replaced by the previous owner and is in excellent condition. There is no rust anywhere on this car other than that one spot on therear apron which doesn't even go through it's just on the surface. The floors are original and completely solid. The light surface rust on the bumper will come off as its very light.They actually saved the original headliner and re-installed it. I purchased vintage hella fog lights which are attached to the car but not hooked up. I also have a vintage blaupunkt equalizer amplifier that goes with the car as well, long with an adapter for the original radio with Bluetooth connectivity. I have personally driven the car from my house to the Jersey Shorewhich is 200mi round trip3 or 4 times and have never had a problem although it could use new tires. The car rides straight and has no problem cruising at 70-75mph. I was advised by L&M Foreign Cars to convert the car from fuel injection to a carburetor system which I have not done. I didn't want to take away from the originality of the car. I was going to do it because I wanted the car to perform as well as it should when I found out that my wife was expecting our first child. This means some of Dad's toys have to go. We have had so much fun with this car and I truly hate to have to let it go. If the buyer is from New York and wants the vintage license plates that are on the car, hey are more than welcome to them. I can't think of anything else to include about the car, f you have any questions or are local and would like to come see the car please ask I will be more than happy to show it. When I went to start the car yesterday the battery was dead due to my not having driven it for the passed couple of months due to my wife's conditon, nd it being winter but it jump-started right up. Again if you have any questions, lease ask and I will be more than happy to oblige. I have the number of a reliable shipper that I can pass along and I will cooperate with them ora shipperof your choicefully. Thank you for looking and happy bidding.