For Sale: 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This is how you want your VW drop-top to be. You start with one of the latest years, a 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible, and even the low odometer is believed to represent the full actual mileage. Then give it the investments to keep this distinct-colored car a great all-around cruiser.


Marino Yellow is a 1978-correct color that has a bright and sort of mustard-style finish. It makes for something that's both vintage and bold. Plus, it has a well-done gloss and shine you want on a convertible. And the bright chrome bumpers, shining trim, and mirror-like wheel covers all come together to create the perfect personality for a sunny day Beetle. And while you want to always be open to the world, the convertible top was replaced in 2019. So it has a nice and deep black that looks well-coordinated thanks to the classic black running boards. In fact, with these crisp black elements in place, this Beetle looks more like a bumblebee.


There's more black and yellow style inside. But what's most impressive about this is the level of restoration. The seats, door panels, carpeting, and smooth dash all have a dark look and a quality feel. Even the trunk is well finished. There was real attention to classic detail, and so there are working features you usually don't get, like the rear defroster, key buzzer, and AM radio. But the best feature of this interior is how it continues to carry that simple and sturdy feeling that comes from decades of building these Beetles correctly.


The air-cooled motor has a hypnotic hum, and the 1600cc unit was the largest of the series. In fact, the twin-port fuel-injected example seen here was the final evolution for the Beetle. This one was even given a $2k investment in 2018 that included the fuel pump, pressure regulator, injector seals, and spark plugs. It makes for a car that fires up easily and idles nicely. So you get the best original style-power to pair with the sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission. In total, this package allows you to confidently get the most out of the motor. Plus, as a Super Beetle, you have the MacPherson strut independent front suspension, and new tires are a welcomed addition to those who enjoy cruising their classics.


The sale comes complete with maintenance records and the owner's manual. Here's a sunny-day classic Volkswagen in a true sunny-day color. This is vintage motoring you'll truly enjoy, but only if you're quick enough to catch this Bug. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Volkswagen Super Beetle
  • Listing ID:CC-1522518
  • Price:$22,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Super Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Marino Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:21990
  • Stock Number:3113-TPA
  • VIN:1582033668

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Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559
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