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1979 Volkswagen Beetle



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1979 Volkswagen




Engine Size
1600 CC Flat 4
4 Speed Manual
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There are some vintage VWs that you want to collect, and some you want to drive. Then there are the few like this 1979 Volkswagen Beetle convertible that have all the right features to make you want to do both.

When it comes to owning a convertible Bug, 1979 was the final year of a legend and the best of a breed. Volkswagen knew how to produce these bodies with a Teutonic tightness that was still simple to maintain. It is a level of fit and finish that makes the Beetle an enduring icon. Adding to this durable feeling is a recent respray of the original River Blue color. It was a meticulous paintjob with plenty of shine to highlight all the curves of the Beetle body. The black vinyl roof gives this a bit of aggression, and the eight-spoke alloy wheels are a nice sporty touch.

Take a peek inside. If the exceptionally clean black interior looks slightly different from all the other Beetles you've seen that's probably because this one has been upgraded to leather. The high-back bucket seats that came on the later models are particularly comfortable for all-day cruising. Another nice feature is a newer AM/FM/CD stereo with more powerful speakers in the kick panels. After all, who wants to hit the road without their sounds, especially in a car that just screams 'summertime fun' like this one. And for an extra sporty touch, there is a new three-spoke GT steering wheel. Still, even with all these upgrades, the interior of this VW continues to carry that simple and sturdy feeling that comes from decades of building these cars correctly.

VW's standard 1600 cc flat-four was the sole powerplant, but while the last few years came with fuel injection, this one has been replaced by a carburetor. In the Beetle world this is a welcomed change because it makes the engine more reliable, easier to service, and opens the door wider to the vast catalog of VW cheap-n-easy parts available to you. This is linked to the sturdy and versatile four-speed manual transmission, which allows you to get the most out of the motor. As many VW fans already know, this is a Super Beetle. That means an improved steering box, bigger brakes, and a new MacPherson strut front end suspension. So for those who want to drive their classics, this is one of the nicest ways to experience a vintage VW.

Beetle ownership is a great experience that ranges from the social camaraderie of the many available clubs, to the simple parts that make maintenance/upgrades part of a fun weekend project. Of course, it doesn't hurt that you can get into this perfect turnkey ragtop VW for under $20K. Call Today!!

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  • Defrost
  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Player
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Heat
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Defogger
  • Seatbelts
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Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Front Brakes
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