1979 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic
This is a 1979 VW Super Beetle manufactured in November 1979. VW extended the model year because this was the final year of German production. The engine is a 1966 1300 single port on the top endwith a 1974 1600 dual relief block so this motor has the larger offset oil cooler & doghouse. The motor runs well with less than 10k miles on it. The trans upshifts fine but requires a little bit of a hesitation when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd gear. The trans doesNOT "pop out" of gear. I've taken care of most of the body rust & used matching paint but the car really needs a professional paint job. The soft top is about 5 years old. 3 of the 4 floor pan sections have been replaced. The major rust-thru areas are located inside the wheel wells & ahead of the floor pans underneath where the subframe makes a "T". There is also one rust-thru area inside on the lower driver's door.The brakes have newer shoes & hardware but have theoriginal brake drums. The rear shelf is well worn. Stopping is not on par with what disc brakes can do, o that might be something to get used to. I have had the car about 4-1/2 years & have onlyattempted to drive it on clear warmer days. I do not know thetotal mileage on the car as the speedometer was replaced. I can say that the vehicle was definitely well driven when I got it. There are minor things that do not work, ut nothing that affects drivability. This is NOT a show-quality car by any means, ut itis still a fun ride. The body shots of the car may look good, ut I would rate the car as being in "fair" condition. I have done my best to describe the condition of the car. Study the photos, articularly the rust-thruones & ask any questions. FYI Haggerty says this car in fair condition should be insured for $8,300. Go figure! Thanks for looking.