1977 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe
Is there really any other car that's captured the world's heart the
way the Beetle has? Especially coming from such hard and tyrannical
times. What started off as a brainchild of a dictator, only 2
decades later became the juxtaposed icon of the peace movement. The
Beetle really is a fantastic car for everyone, from the learners to
the elderly, it's so easy to maintain and great to drive. There
really is so much more to find out when it comes to the Beetle and
keep an eye out for them, from the original to the latest bug-eyed
beauty, you really never know where one will pop up.
A consigner described daily driver used for several months
throughout the last few years, this car has remained reliable to
them. A solid car with fuel injection, and a working heater and
defrost. Plus, it recently passed inspection in PA. Utilitarian
never looked so good!
A close look at the normally unseen areas (under the rear "hood",
in the lower door jambs) and we can see that this car was
originally blue but now has a respray of Graphite Gray. Curved
panels are mostly clean and rust free. We do note that particularly
around the fenders and connecting body areas there is the
beginnings of rust bubbling up under the paint. Also, in bottom
edges there is some chipping of the paint noted. Chrome bumpers and
trim remain shiny with slight areas of dimpling particularly on the
front fender mounted turn signal trimmings. Glass is good and
clear, and the rear window trim is showing surface rust. A plastic
black cowl has been put on the rear hood to add airflow, and the
iconic elephant footprint rear taillights have now made their
debut. Painted steel 4-pointed star wheels are seen on all 4
Door panels are covered with faux leather looking vinyl panels in
off white, and these create a playing field for black textured
cranks handles and pulls. Turning our attention to the passenger
accommodations, there are front buckets and a rear bench. All
present in gray crushed velour broadcloth inserts, and cream vinyl
bolsters with some added gold piping surrounding the seats at the
seams of the velour and vinyl. Dark black clean carpeting is seen
flooding the floors, and above in front is the original dash with
its centrally located circular cluster/speedo. Headliner is nice
and tight and has a fuzzy texture to it.
The 1585cc Fuel Injected 4-cylinder engine sits neatly in the rear
engine bay, and shows some dust on it, but is otherwise well
buttoned up. A 4-speed manual transmission is attached, and all is
in working condition.
Some surface rust is noted throughout the undercarriage
particularly on the rocker areas. A single large floorpan covers
most of the undercarriage and this is rust free. Independent coil
springs all around as are drum brakes.
This car started right up and has the great engine exhaust sound
that can only come from an air cooled 4-cylinder VW engine...this
one with a single tailpipe. Handling and acceleration was as
expected, and it passed the test track well...test!
A gray respray, larger chromed bumpers with rubber linings,
elephant footprint taillights and a single exhaust and we are
nearing the end of the Wolfsburg production era VW bug. This one a
nice driver, newly passed inspection, and comfortable interior, a
pedestrian design fav here in the US.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.