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1979
Volkswagen
Super Beetle
Stock # 1862-PHX
Engine 1600 CC
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Color Silver
Interior Black
Mileage 24 (Unknown)
Chassis
Front Suspension Type Independent
Rear Suspension Type Independent
Front Wheel Specification 15"
Rear Wheel Specification 15"
Front Tire Specification 165/80R15
Rear Tire Specification 165/80R15
Front Brakes Specification Drum
Options
Believed Original Engine Seatbelts Rear Defogger Fuel Injection Vinyl Interior Heat Manual Convertible Top Defrost
Documentation
Maintenance Records Service Manuals
Advertised Price
BELIEVD ORIG 1600CC MOTOR, 4-SPEED, AWESOME HISTORY W/ DOCS, RECENT MAINT, CLEAN

This 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible is an exceptionally preserved example of the final year Bug. In fact, this one has a very cool story about being stored by the original dealer and only being kept by the same family all its life. So if you're looking for an awesome time capsule VW, you need to look closer at this silver chariot.

Morgensen Motors has a long history of being in the heart of Phoenix, and it's proprietor was a true car fan. While Dick Morgensen will be more remembered for building his own specialty racers, he loved his everyday cars, too. And this Super Beetle is proof. It was the final model year of the car that established VW and won over the whole world. So Dick stashed it away, and it remained a brand new time capsule for decades. The car then went to his daughter, and she resurrected it from its slumber. The odometer remains frozen at 24 miles from when it went into storage, but the full mileage that has been added in the last decade is believed to be less than 1k (and there is a log book to back that up, too.) The silver paint appears to be the full original application, and it retains a showroom level of shine. The bumpers, trim, window rubber, ... Please ask for the full description.

Phoenix Showroom
614 East Auto Center Dr, Suite 101
Mesa, AZ, 85204
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Stock #:
1862-PHX
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle
$32,995
SOLD

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1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle

$32,995
SOLD
Stock
1862-PHX
Engine Size
1600 CC
Transmission
4 Speed Manual
Miles
24 (Unknown)
Location
Phoenix
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or give us a call at (480) 926-1344

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Description

BELIEVD ORIG 1600CC MOTOR, 4-SPEED, AWESOME HISTORY W/ DOCS, RECENT MAINT, CLEAN

This 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible is an exceptionally preserved example of the final year Bug. In fact, this one has a very cool story about being stored by the original dealer and only being kept by the same family all its life. So if you're looking for an awesome time capsule VW, you need to look closer at this silver chariot.

Morgensen Motors has a long history of being in the heart of Phoenix, and it's proprietor was a true car fan. While Dick Morgensen will be more remembered for building his own specialty racers, he loved his everyday cars, too. And this Super Beetle is proof. It was the final model year of the car that established VW and won over the whole world. So Dick stashed it away, and it remained a brand new time capsule for decades. The car then went to his daughter, and she resurrected it from its slumber. The odometer remains frozen at 24 miles from when it went into storage, but the full mileage that has been added in the last decade is believed to be less than 1k (and there is a log book to back that up, too.) The silver paint appears to be the full original application, and it retains a showroom level of shine. The bumpers, trim, window rubber, sport wheels, and just about every single detail looks like you are picking this up practically brand new from Morgensen Motors 42 years ago.

The black convertible top has a tastefully coordinating style with the silver paint, and when you take it down, there is an equally attractive black interior. Volkswagen treated these last few Beetle convertibles as premium machines, so you got plenty of features, including the wood appearance package on the dash and a rear window defogger. The Wolfsburg crest steering wheel still feels grippy in your hands, and the four-speed stick shift is in the perfect VW placement. So it's pure nostalgia from the driver's seat.

The engine bay continues the car's outstanding stock style. This 1600cc motor was the largest of the series. The twin-port fuel-injected example seen here was the final evolution for the Beetle. But the best part is that while this car is a time capsule, we have the right records to show how this was properly maintained over the years. In fact, we have a receipt documenting $1,300 spent within the last few months for work on the fuel system/tank, new fuel pump, all fuel hoses, and replacement injector hoses. So while you'll love how the undercarriage photos show off a freshness that even includes Wolfsburg factory stampings, this convertible has also been kept in ready-to-run condition.

Not only does this car have a terrific story, but it also has the paperwork to tell it properly, such as the dealership's invoice from Volkswagen. Plus, you also have maintenance records and service manuals. Cars this special hardly ever come up for sale, and so if you want to own a legacy with true pedigree, call today!

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Features

  • Believed Original Engine
  • Seatbelts
  • Rear Defogger
  • Fuel Injection
  • Vinyl Interior
  • Heat
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Defrost
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Documentation

  • Service Manuals
  • Maintenance Records
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SPECS

Exterior Color
Silver
Interior Color
Black
Front Suspension
Independent
Rear Suspension
Independent
Front Brakes
Drum
Rear Brakes
Drum
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