1978 VW Beetle

1303 cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Mileage 
    47 000 km / 29 205 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    1582057194
  • Engine number 
    J131731
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    50 BHP / 51 PS / 38 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This very original Beetle was newly delivered to warm and dry California, where it had only 1 “lady owner”. Mrs. Kathryn Groff owned her Beetle until 1989 with the awesome number plate “Katibug”. In 1990 the car was sold to the first Dutch owner. He worked on the car until 1991 to get it in top condition. The car was disassembled, repainted and rebuilt with attention to detail and many new parts are used. The technique has been revised and a beautiful black mohair soft top has been installed.

Today this Beetle is still in top condition. A recent valuation report of 30,000 euros is available. The quality is visible and certainly noticeable when you drive this car. The 1600 engine with original injection system performs well and the car is easy to drive. A file with invoices is available, as well as a Dutch instruction booklet. A nice option is the set of ATS alloy wheels that look fantastic!