1978 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic Super Beetle

Price: US $2,025.00 Item location: Sycamore, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Beetle - Classic
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 18,160
  • VIN: 1582009260
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 1600
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

Up forsale is a 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. This car is in excellent running and driving condition and has just been brought out of a 20 year storage.

The top, eadliner and paddingwere replaced in 1991 and looks good. No rips or tears on the exterior. There is some minor staining and tearing on the forward part of the headliner. Only noticeable when the top is down.Top secures tight and comes with the original top boot.

1.6L fuel injected motor runs fine with no problems. Shifts through all gears smoothly and does not pop out of gear.

Interior is original with no ripped or torn upholstery. Dome light, lock, nstruments, ights, lower fanand original AM/FM radio all work.

The car was repainted in the past in the original White. Some minor bubbling but otherwise in decent condition. The windshield trim piece has normal signs of blemishing and fading. The tires are new. Other than the paint and top andsome parts replaced here and there,the car is largely unrestored.

The car was pulled out of a coworkers aunts barn last year. tuned, leaned and at only 18K miles it was her dream car!!

The car was sold to a friend who wanted HERBIE!!

he backed out but the professionally applied graphics will peel off if you didn't want that look

The only thing left to do would be exhaust (runs a little loud)

maybe some chrome wheels

The car is located in Sycamore Il, ear Chicago. Clear Illinois title. Shipping at buyers expense. I will do everything needed at my end. The car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction at any time.I will be happy to answer any questions and provide more photos. Thanks for looking.hat else can be said about the always-cute, lways-reliable VW Beetle? Finding a clean one today is not all that easy, nd while they're affordable at the moment, iven the way VW Bus prices have skyrocketed, t's probably only a matter of time before the Beetle joins them.
This 1978 Beetle convertible represents the waning days of the Beetle. Although they were technically still in showrooms into 1980, he writing was on the wall. Fortunately, W kept the recipe the same, nd it offers the same great looks and fun attitude that had always characterized the charming little car from Wolfsburg. White is a classic Beetle color, nd it accents the clean, traight sheetmetal on this particular example. It shows some patina, ut no damage or signs of neglect, nd for a Volkswagen fan, he look of the rounded shape is timeless, lthough the Super Beetle did offer numerous improvements. Chrome bumpers, versized parking and tail lamps, nd a curved windshield distinguish the Super Beetle, ut it'll never be mistaken for anything else, nd they're in very good condition overall, articularly for a mostly original car.
Inside, here's a nicely finished black interior which remains almost entirely original. The seats are supportive buckets flanked by matching door panels that offer handy map pockets, useful feature that disappeared way too soon. The single round speedometer with its integral fuel gauge is highly visible and fully functional, einforcing the Beetle's quirky nature, ut I don't think Bug fans would want it any other way. The carpets are much too nice to be original, articularly in a convertible, nd we're guessing that perhaps the seat covers have been replaced as well simply because they're in great shape. A Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been fitted in the dash, hich also features a burled walnut applique that seems a little out of place here in the modestly-priced VW. Overhead, armann's high-quality workmanship is most apparent in the fully insulated and lined convertible top, hich folds easily and seals out noise almost as well as a hardtop would. The front trunk area is fully upholstered with black carpets that suggest that this little Beetle has been well-loved its entire life.
At 1600cc, he VW flat-four isn't going to win any drag races, ut its peppy demeanor and legendary reliability have their own appeal which Volkswagen enthusiasts understand only too well. It's neatly maintained, nd offers a carburetor instead of fuel injection, s most VW fans prefer. There are signs of regular maintenance, nd if you cover the basics, hese cars will practically run forever. It starts quickly with that characteristic VW whistling exhaust sound, nd once you master the notoriously vague 4-speed shifter, ou'll discover that it's a lot of fun to drive. It's mostly original underneath and the floor pans look OK, lthough there's a bit of surface scale on the heavy metal parts. The Super Beetle received an updated strut suspension that actually rides and handles much better than the earlier setup and standard steel wheels wear brightly polished hub caps and correctly-sized Kumho radials.
Still inexpensive and fun, he VW Beetle is an iconic car that anyone can afford. Better yet, ts simple mechanicals and plentiful parts mean that you can enjoy it practically forever. Call today