Available for auction is this 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet finished in Black over a black vinyl interior. One of the most recognizable vehicles on the road, this 1979 Beetle is accompanied by its original window sticker and features an air-cooled 1600cc engine with electronic fuel injection. A full service was completed in preparation for sale including new front brake hoses, wheel cylinders, oil and filter changes, an engine tune-up, and tire balancing. This 1979 Beetle is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Ohio showing under 8k miles on the odometer.
This Beetle comes finished in Black with a black convertible soft top. The seller describes the finish to be in fair condition, showing a few dings and scratches as well as some light rust on the fenders. The chrome bumpers and brightwork are said to be in good condition as well as the running boards and rubber seals. Detailed images are provided in the gallery. This Beetle rides on a set of 4.5"x15″ steel wheels dressed in older Federal tires.
The black vinyl interior features woodgrain dash applique, a quartz crystal clock, an electrically heated rear window, adjustable front bucket seats, dual padded sun visors, a leatherette-covered sport steering wheel, and a two-stage fresh air blower. A radio knob is missing and the seller notes the headliner has begun to separate from the top and is most noticeable when the top is down. The 5-digit odometer reads under 8k miles, which is reported as the car's true mileage supported by records and documentation.
Power comes from an air-cooled 1600cc flat-four engine producing up to 48 HP stock. The rear wheels are driven through a 4-speed manual transmission. Mechanical features include electronic fuel injection, four-wheel independent suspension, and rack and pinion steering. A service was recently completed using all OEM parts which included an oil and filter change, replacement of the license plate bulb, front brake hoses, front-wheel cylinders, tire balancing, and an engine tune-up. A corresponding invoice is provided in the gallery.
This sale will include records, the original window sticker, and a clean title. The Volkswagen Beetle is beloved by collectors, enthusiasts, and onlookers alike. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this well-preserved 1979 example.