20,000 Original Miles

 

Manual Transmission
1584cc Flat 4
48 hp @ 4200 RPM*
72 lb/ft torque @ 3000 RPM*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 16.1 seconds
Top Speed: 81 MPH
*Base Price in 1979: $6,800

 

*Seller Asking:

$27,000

Own this car for $365 a month!

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Fast Facts:
  • Even in its final year of production, the Beetle was the only small four seater convertible available on the market
  • The Beetle’s build quality and long term reliability were heavily marketed by VW. During development, for example, the windows were rolled up and down 35,000 times to ensure repeatable, problem free operation – and “to make sure they’ll roll down another 35,000 times”
  • Even the seats were weighted down 1 million times with 110lb weights to ensure they won’t deform and become uncomfortable over time
  • VW also had a factory inspector perform spot checks on the paint with a tool called a “lektroscope”. This was an early ancestor to the modern paint thickness gauge, and it ensured the paint quality was uniform throughout the entire finish
  • The Super Beetle, which came out in 1971, was 2 inches longer than the standard Beetle and featured MacPherson strut suspension (vs the standard’s torsion bar setup) as well as increased luggage space. A quick way to tell a Super Beetle from a standard Beetle is to look at the spare tire. If it’s standing up, it’s a standard Beetle. If the tire sits completely flat (like this one), it’s a Super
Key Model Year Changes:
  • Final year of the Beetle in the U.S
  • Intermittent windshield wipers and cigarette lighter are now standard
  • Only the convertible was available in 1979. The hardtop (“sedan”) was discontinued in 1977

 

Seller Notes:
  • 20k original mile survivor
  • All original, unrestored car
  • Original Florida Blue paint – never been painted
  • Always garaged
  • Original interior and convertible top
  • Runs and drives like new
  • No rust
  • One of the best originals in the country

 

  • Location: Orange County, California – (more photos below)
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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