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


· Noise-free

· 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

· Leak-free

· 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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