1979 VW Beetle

CABRIOLET

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1979
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    AT
  • Lot number 
    12
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Like its contemporaries, the Mini, Citroën 2CV, Renault 4, and the Fiat 500, the Beetle has long outlasted predictions of its lifespan. It has been regarded as something of a "cult" car since its 1960's association with the 'surf culture', and the obvious attributes of its unique and quirky design. This is one of very few cars with an accessible, air-cooled horizontally opposed engine, and the consequent ease of repair and modification, as opposed to more complex water-cooled engines. The original flat four had fewer than 200 moving parts making it very easy to maintain.

This very attractive 1979 Red convertible has an excellent black soft top and a very smart interior. It's the 1600cc '1303 Super Beetle' model and runs the later fuel injection which gives the whole car a much more modern feel. The car has been German registered; however, it came originally from the dry state of California which probably explains the excellent condition of the bodywork. It has now been converted to a full European spec, and recently serviced. With low ownership, and just 63000 kilometers from new, this stunning little VW Convertible has plenty to offer its new owner.