1979 Convertible / 9800 Miles /One Owner / Survivor / Extra Clean / Drives Great

Price: US $9,999.00 Item location: West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Beetle - Classic
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 9,800
  • VIN: 1592040818
  • Color: Black
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible VIN / Chassis Number: 1592040818 Less than 9,800 miles since new Offered by the original owner Unmolested, never modified Original paint Original top and interior in very good condition Super clean, not smoked in Starts, stops, runs, drives as it should

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One owner since new

Purchased from Tom Sullivan VW; Southfield, MI; January 26, 1980

Dealer-installed accessories on original vehicle order

      • AM/FM stereo
      • Door speakers
      • Door edge guards
      • Wood shift knob
      • Floor mats

Maintenance records showing services documenting mileage

      • July 21, 1982; 2172 miles
      • July 16, 1996; 6568 miles
      • July 12, 2006; 8801 miles

Always garaged


Original paint

Color Code L041 Black

No rust-through in body or chassis

Never had floors or other panels replaced

Factory yellow wax rustproofing still present under car

Body gaps as-built and proper-fitting trim in very good condition

Tight and quiet when driving

Doors, hood and deck lid close easily with original gaps

Door bottoms rust-free

Rubber running board covers are original and straight

Original glass in very good condition all around

All windows roll up and down with no concerns

Bright trim 100% complete and in good condition

Original front and rear bumpers and trim strips

All weatherstrips in very good condition, soft and undamaged

Gas filler door operates correctly.

Original accessory rear fender stone guards

Adell aftermarket stainless door edge guards made in Novi, Michigan!

Convertible top:

Original black vinyl top

No rips, tears, failed stitching or unusual wear in top

Padding in very good condition with no lumps or damage to covers

Original headliner has no rips or tears

Top fits properly, is easy to operate and noise-free when driving

Original black vinyl top boot installs easily and fits properly


Original black leatherette interior

No rips, tears or unusual wear in all seat covers

Seat recliners function properly

Seats slide and latch easily

Dash is completely free of cracks or waviness

Original gray carpet in good condition

Original stock rubber mats show little wear

Accessory rubber mats dealer-installed when new

Original sun visors in very good condition

Glove box fits well with very good original liner

Original front shoulder belts and rear lap belts all function properly

Trunk liner in good condition


Original 1600 cc, 48 hp, fuel injected engine has been carefully maintained and has never been out of the car

Original fuel injection



Turns over easily, starts promptly

Alternator charges properly

Genuine VW muffler, installed at dealer 1996, now has minimal rust

Steady 800 RPM idle

Pulls smoothly and runs cool


Original 4-speed manual transmission

Shifts easily through all gears, up and down

Linkage and clutch properly adjusted


Gear oil set to proper level

Suspension, brakes, steering:

Original shocks are firm and leak-free

All axle boots undamaged

Brakes function as-new and with no pulling

Brake fluid clean and full

No brake fluid leaks

Parking brake correctly adjusted and fully working

Original steel wheels

Original Michelin ZX whitewall radial tires are as old as the car

Identical spare has never been mounted, also with original Michelin tire

No vibration in steering

Drives as it should. Tracks straight.

All the rest:

Mechanically, needs nothing

Electrical system operates properly

Newer Duralast battery

Quartz clock is accurate

Speedometer and odometer are accurate compared with GPS

Lights, horn, wipers and windshield washer and all operate correctly

All exterior lenses in very good condition

Instrument lights and dimmer operate

Dealer-installed AM/FM radio

Unbent original antenna

Door speakers dealer-installed

Heater and blower fan work properly

Always garaged since new

Also included:

Original window sticker

Clear Michigan title

Original tool kit with all tools

Original jack

Original Owner's Manual and Service and Warranty Manual

Aftermarket repair manual

Receipts for original purchase, repairs and maintenance

Two original keys, plus two spare keys

Lightweight car cover in very good condition

"The large print giveth and the small print taketh away"- Tom Waits:

Please remember, this is a used car, which, as nice as it may be, is not perfect. I strive to deliver accurate descriptions, but it is possible to miss small deficiencies and will not be held liable for these minor misnomers. This vehicle is sold AS IS/WHERE IS and comes with no warranties, expressed or implied, whatsoever.

Known issues:

Exterior has few scratches, dents and touch-ups that can be expected from more than 37 years of careful use

Soft dent in right rear fender, behind the wheel

Two soft door dings in right quarter, near door opening

Dent and scratch in hood at left front

Front valance is bent along lower edge

Bumpers have some scratches, light marks in chrome. See photos

Few scratches in right mirror glass, from vent window touching when turned forward

Paint is thin with surface rust on all four mounted wheels

Michelin tires are original to the car and should not be used for any real distance driving

Chassis has surface rust across most surfaces. No rust-through. Car is original and not restored.

Both front seat backs padding deteriorated, so covers are loose. Covers are undamaged.

Both front seats release cables are broken. Seat backs can be moved forward by manually releasing latches to seat bottoms.

Cigar lighter, interior light above mirror and shifter light do not operate

Shift boot is torn, but serviceable

Carpets show some staining

Some surface rust on interior rear floors, but pans are completely solid

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) has been blocked off, but all other fuel injection and emissions controls are fully as-built

Not included:


Pre-purchase inspection is welcomed. Please contact me through "Ask seller a question" to arrange inspection and for any additional information.

Offered with realistic reserve. There is no "buy-it-now" price. Car will be sold to high bidder above reserve.


Buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup or shipping. Loose items will be inside car for shipping.

Other Terms:

$1000.00 deposit required within 48 hours of auction close.
PayPal accepted for deposit, only.
Payment methods accepted:

-Wire transfer in US funds.

-Cashier's Check (certified from US or Canadian bank) or money order.

-Cash (in person).

PayPal not accepted for full purchase payment.

Vehicle and title will be released to the buyer only after funds clear. There will be no exceptions.

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