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For Sale: 1979 Volkswagen Beetle in Hamilton, Ohio

$27,900 (OBO)  

Vehicle Description

1979 Volkswagen Beetle Karmann Cabriolet

Excellent Condition

Recent Full Restoration

Best of the Best

Super Sharp

Laser straight body

Turn Key Ready


Being offered is one of the nicest 1979 Volkswagen Bugs we have seen, this vehicle received a complete body off chassis restoration. Every detail on this car has been taken care of, it is ready to get in and go and have the nicest and sharpest bug in town.  The burgundy metallic paint on the car is spectacular and is on a laser straight body.  This vehicle is equipped with an awesome 1600 CC motor that runs like a sewing machine.  This is a car you can get in and go, be comfortable, and it starts, runs, drives and stops without issue.  This Beetle gets attention everywhere it goes and will make someone an  awesome cruiser.  Please do not hesitate to call with questions or to schedule and appointment to see this incredible vehicle as it will only take one person to look at it before it is gone, Tom 513 608-8121.



Exterior Highlights:

The exterior of the bug is extremely sharp with high gloss base coat clear coat burgundy metallic paint that glistens in the sun, the body on this car is laser straight and excellent.  The wheels and tires on the bug are like new, including the spare tire.  Every detail on the exterior of the car is excellent, the trim and chrome on the car are like new.  The lights on the vehicle are very bright and crack free.  The Vehicle has has a very sporty look.  The running boards, like the rest of the vehicle are excellent.  As the pictures show this Bug is very sharp and really draws a crowd everywhere it goes.  Please give Tom a call at 513 608-8121 with any questions.



Interior Highlights:

The interior of this bug is stunning to say the least.  The attention to detail is amazing.  The bug has new beige vinyl sport bucket seats with matching rear bench.  The bug is equipped with the walnut dash with a quartz clock, it is excellent yet simple.  The carpet and door panels are new, the carpet has sound proofing underneath (there is also sound proofing in the doors and behind the engine). The convertible top, padding, and headliner are all new.  This vehicle has an amazing professionally installed JVC stereo system with 4 speakers, it really sounds nice. This bug has an awesome original steering wheel that sets off the interior.  The windows on the vehicle are crystal clear and excellent.  The trunk of the car, which is many times overlooked, is just as nice as the rest of the car as can be seen in the pictures, you will be hard pressed to find a vintage drop top beetle as nice as this one.  Take a look at the photos in detail, there is nothing overlooked on this car.



Mechanical Highlights:

Mechanically this vehicle is awesome, it is equipped with a 1600 cc motor that runs smooth and strong and is very clean and detailed.  The bug has a 4 speed manual transmission that shifts smoothly.  The vehicle has 4 wheel disc brakes.  The bug has all new suspension.  The undercarriage of the car is clean like the rest of the vehicle, it is super solid and awesome. This VW is effortless to drive and will put a smile on your face every time you get behind the wheel.


Along with the sale of the bug will go the original owners manual, bill of sale, warranty card, original window sticker, and some other original sales information.


Here is a list of items done to the bug during the extensive restoration


Entire body and chassis sand blasted and sealed including convertible frame

All new full floor pans left and right side

new front struts and top mount bearing plates

new rear shocks

new drive axels with inner and outer cv joints

Replaced all wheel bearings inner and outer front and rear

new clutch and pressure plate and throw out bearings

Rebuilt engine

All new brake system with steel lines, rubber lines and t-connector

new master cylinder

all new wheel cylinders

new brake shoes and seals

New clutch cable and accelerator cable

Flushed and replaced transmission oil

new heat exchangers and body tubes

new exhaust

new right front fender

new right rear fender

new windshield

all new exterior trim

new door handles

new turn signal assemblies

new rear tail light assemblies

new running boards

all new light bulbs - exterior and interior

new door skin - drivers door

Rechromed front bumper

new bumper ends

new JVC radio and speakers

new side mirrors, antenna, and wiper assemblies

new convertible top, canvas, headliner and padding

all new rubber for entire car including door seals, trunk and deck seals, light seals, body seals, engine compartment seals, windshield seal, back window seal, all windows, convertible top seals

all new interior, door panels, seat upholstery, seat cushions and pads, new carpet with sound installation and floor tar boards.

new heater cables

new battery

new trunk liner and carpet

engine compartment insulation

new paint job

new alternator

new carburetor

new ignition coil

new spark plug wires and distributor cap

new windshield wiper relay

new turn signal/high beam relay

new turn signal assembly in steering column

new windshield wiper assembly in steering column

new tie rods

new ball joints

new sway bar bushings

new speedometer

new distributor

new starter


Virtually everything is new, rebuilt or replaced on the car, it is excellent.

The odometer on the bug reads 2,370 miles at the time of this listing, the title reads non-actual.


If you have any questions about this vehicle please contact Tom at (513) 608-8121.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Volkswagen Beetle
  • Listing ID:CC-1453414
  • Price:$27,900 (OBO)
  • Location:Hamilton, Ohio
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Burgundy
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Flat 4
  • Odometer:2370
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Trim Level:Convertible
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive