1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible 4 Speed Manual 1600cc Fuel-Injected
Price: US $22,900.00 Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle-New
- SubModel: Convertible
- Type: --
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 49293
- VIN: 1582049895
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 1600cc Fuel-Injected
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: --
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: -- Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Volkswagen Beetle-New Convertible"Once again, Volkswagen promises you the sun, the moon and the stars!" as quoted from the 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible brochure. The long-celebrated Beetle is still among the most desired classic cars throughout the world! Mainly due to the relatively inexpensive cost to purchase, and the carefree maintenance they require to actually enjoy all year long!
We are extremely excited to offer this gorgeous 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible! Refinished in Gloss Black (originally Ancona Blue Metallic) over Camel Tan vinyl interior with matching Tan convertible top. It maintains its original AJ-coded fuel injected 1600cc engine and 4-speed manual transmission, and is presently showing 49,293 miles on the odometer.
This example comes from the previous owner of 15years, who purchased it already restored with new exterior paint and interior. The windshield is new with a fresh seal, and all body and window weather stripping remain like new and soft. The chrome bumpers, door handles, mirrors, parking light housing, body side trim molding, and side window glass are original! The interior received new carpeting, all door & sail panels, and seating upholstery. It has been upgraded with custom front seats featuring special side & back bolsters along with smaller, adjustable headrests, and new chrome wheels & center caps. The only other interior upgrades appear to be a wood shift knob and the radio replaced with a newer Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD unit in the stock location. The dash is in excellent condition as is the original leather wrapped steering wheel, but the horn cover is starting to separate at the seam. The body, fenders, entire floor pan, front storage area, spare tire well, and engine surround are all solid and in great condition!
From the moment you start this vehicle up, you can instantly sense how tightly tuned the motor is, and the urge to drive it is immediate! Recent servicing in November 2020 included oil change with oil filter, new fuel filter, V-belt, front strut/spring assembles, front wheel bearings, new front brake shoes/turned drums, left front wheel brake cylinder, new brake master cylinder, brake reservoir hose, all new brake fluid, and brakes properly adjusted at all four corners. It also received a new battery and new radial tires measuring 195/65R15. It will come with a boot cover for top down driving.
Automobiles of this caliber are a delight to be witness to, and even more fun to drive and enjoy should you ever come to own one! Don't miss this superb opportunity to invest in such a wonderful example!! Feel free to call with questions or to schedule a viewing appointment.