This 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible is an example of the
final year Bug. So you get the best updates of the series - and a
few extra ones added to this one - all while have the true
nostalgic feeling of a drop-top air-cooled VW.
Owning a 1979 Volkswagen has its own level of cool. This was the
final year the original and iconic Beetle was offered in the USA,
and it was only in convertible form. These late-model Bugs are
always a good find, because they have the reputation of quality
that came from decades of knowing how to build these drop-tops with
precision and strength. The example does its lineage proud. The
factory-correct Mars Red was given a respray later in life, and so
there's a nice gloss to show off the VW's unique curves. Plus, we
always like a convertible that's bright in the sunshine. And when
it's time to button-up, the black convertible top looks good
against the red, and it even goes with the rubber on the running
boards. The whole car has the kind of style that won't make you
nervous to enjoy it out on the road. That's why many of the
upgrades are geared just for that, like the minilite-style wheels
that hold wide modern tires.
Beneath the black folding roof is a black interior, so you get the
attractive red and black combo no matter if the roof is up or down.
This still has all the hallmarks of the later Beetle, like the
high-back bucket seats and padded steering wheel with Wolfsburg
crest in the center. Volkswagen treated these last few convertibles
as a premium machine, so you got the wood appearance package on the
dash. You'll also enjoy addition of comfort features such as cup
holder console, and the Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/aux input lets you
have the best in modern driving music.
Under the rear hatch is the familiar sight of VW's 1600cc motor.
This was built in the era of fuel injection, but this one has been
switched to a newer Weber carburetor for easier maintenance. The
exhaust is even back to being symmetrical under the rear (but now
with a cool quad pipe setup.) These motors are known for being
hardy, and this remains a strong runner. So you'll love hitting the
road and dialing-in the air-cooled hum with each shift of the
four-speed manual transmission. Plus, as a Super Beetle, it's a
better driver with an upgraded front suspension and improved
This a final-year Beetle convertible that loves to run. It's the
kind of affordable vintage motor you'll truly enjoy, but only if
you're quick enough to catch this Bug. Call now!
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