Price: US $24,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Beetle - Classic
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 87123
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 1.6 Liter
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: White
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

With VW Beetles becoming legitimate collectors' items, ou're seeing more and more quality Bugs coming out of hiding, ars just like this 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible. More than just thrifty transportation, his is a fun vintage ragtop with iconic status that's the equal of anything this side of a '57 Chevy, nd it's been maintained to a level that belies its affordable price tag.No, here weren't any Beetles in showrooms that looked this good in 1978. Thanks to a repaint a few years ago, t wears a glittering coat of Champagne Peach Metallic Red, hich is definitely a luxurious-looking color on the rounded VW's body. The paint captures a depth and shimmer that looks expensive and takes the humble VW up a few notches in the desirability scale, nd showing up in this one means attracting a crowd. Coming out of long-term ownership, ou know it's had a good life and the owner reports that it has always been kept in a garage and not exposed to the elements. Super Beetles received some much-appreciated upgrades, ncluding a curved windshield, onger wheelbase, nd a revised front suspension that markedly improved ride and handling. As a result, f you're going to drive your VW, Super Beetle is an outstanding choice. Add in some bright chrome bumpers, ust a bit of stainless trim, he "Fuel Injection" badge on the engine cover, nd you have one flashy Beetle.Those bright white bucket seats have obviously been restored, long with the rest of the interior. The bright white and black interior is a great contrast to the copper-colored bodywork and is a pleasant place to be when the sun is shining. Door panels, ide panels, nd the rear seat were all covered so it looks very OEM, nd with a set of contrasting black carpets, he interior has a very high-quality feel. The controls are all still stock, ncluding the round speedometer and traditional 4-speed shifter, lthough the woodgrained shifter knob is a sporting touch. An AM/FM/CD stereo was installed, long with powerful speakers in custom kick panel enclosures, o you'll have exactly the right soundtrack to match your new Beetle. You'll also note under-dash A/C, hich remains fully functional thanks to good old R12 refrigerant in the system. The white convertible top fits well and hides under a matching boot, nd thanks to the repositioned spare tire of the Super Beetle, here's plenty of room in the fully upholstered trunk.The 1600 cc flat-four shows signs of excellent maintenance, o any worries about reliability are unnecessary (it IS a VW after all). Everything in the engine bay has been tidied up and while it's not quite show-car perfect, t's clean and orderly with lots of new equipment. Fuel injection was a late addition to the Beetle, nd while a lot of folks retrofit carburetors, properly functioning injection system is reliable and easy to maintain. All the critical duct work remains intact and the exhaust system sounds right. One glance underneath will tell you all you need to know about how well-kept this car truly is, ecause everything is in very good condition with shiny floor pans, ltra-clean suspension pieces, nd lots of new hardware. The final update is a set recent whitewall radials on the original steel wheels with trim rings.This is a really nice Beetle convertible, eady to go. Do you really need to know more? Call today!