For Sale: 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle in Tempe, Arizona

Vehicle Description

Last year of production for the German-built Beetle
1 of 900 produced
Unrestored with 911 actual miles
1585cc engine
4-speed transmission
VDO clock
Radio delete
Books and records
Original tool kit
Previously owned and ordered new by a Chevrolet Dealer in North Dakota

Having covered only 911 miles since new, this 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Epilogue Edition is presented in unrestored condition. The final year for the German-made Beetle, 1979 saw only 900 Epilogues produced. This one is equipped with the fuel-injected 1585cc engine, 4-speed manual transmission and VDO clock, and it will be sold with books, records and the original tool kit. A radio-delete car, it seems only fitting that a final-edition car, particularly one representing such a well-loved automobile, be in reflective silence without a radio. After all, for many, it wasn't a party. Previously part of a private collection, the Epilogue Editions are very important to the company history, marking the segue between original concepts and new ideas. By the time the last German-made Beetle exited the assembly line in January 1980, 21,529,464 had been built, marking it as the longest-running production car ever using the same platform. It provided transportation for countless people around the world, and it was popular and inexpensive to purchase and maintain, largely a part of the Beetle appeal. Times were changing rapidly by the mid-1970s though; demands on auto makers were fierce-emissions and safety standards led the charge and Volkswagen realized the end was near for Beetle. With competition from all sides eroding sales, it simply wasn't feasible to continue production; it was time to introduce a modern vehicle for modern times. The last Beetles were convertibles, and all Epilogue Edition examples were produced in 1979. Each wore a triple-black motif with thin-line whitewall tires, again, rather fitting to mark the occasion of the end of an era and the end of a legend. With only 900 having been produced, finding one in exemplary condition is a rare treat, especially one that is as original as this one with only 911 miles since new. This Bug just had a full fluid service, new fuel tank and sending unit installed. This example is still riding on its original Continental White Walls. Call Jon @ 480-703-2337 with serious inquiries.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle
  • Listing ID: CC-1633618
  • Price: $63,911
  • Location:Tempe, Arizona
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Volkswagen
  • Model:Super Beetle
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black Leatherette
  • Odometer:911
  • Stock Number:161231195806
  • VIN:1592032144
Listed By:
Canyon State Classics
329 S Rockford Dr #105
Tempe, AZ 85281

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