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1979 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

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Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Year: 1979
Type: Convertible
Color: Silver
Mileage: 96,200
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic for sale

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Classic 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible

1979 was the last year of production of the original Volkswagen Beetle.
And to find one with a known history and barely molested is rare.

There has only been 7. 00 pampered miles put on it in the last 27 years!

This car is truly a Time Machine and runs like a Swiss watch - or a great German Car!


I bought this car from the original owner back in 1990. So. it most certainly has a known history.

It has never been stored outside. It has always been stored in a garage under a car cover

It was in totally stock condition when I bought it.

Everything works on this car. It has the original paint. which is in pretty good shape. I have refrained from repainting it. I mean. it's only original once. It does have a couple of minor dime-sized dents and very minor paint scratches which did not show up in the pictures.
The previous owner had replaced the driver's side door because someone had backed into it in a parking lot. so it is not original to the car.
Other than that. to my knowledge. it has never been in an accident. No rust.
As long as I have owned it. it has never seen the rain. It has been strictly a Summer Time Driver.

The car still has it's original factory convertible top. It's in great condition. I had a couple of stitching repairs done on the inside. but other than that. it's original. It also has the original convertible top cover.

All the glass is in perfect condition.

The only thing that presently needs attention is replacing the Fuel Tank Sending Unit.
The gas gauge doesn't read correctly. I'm working on getting that fixed.


I have made a number of changes or upgrades to enhance the performance. functionality or appearance:

The Driver's Seat padding was broken down. so I replaced the two front seats with a much more comfortable upgrade.

Replaced the original complete drum front brake system with disc brakes. Much safer!

Installed an upgraded front and rear sway bars. Improved handling!

Installed four KYB shocks.

Replaced the carpeting.

Replaced the original steel wheels with classic gold EMPI 8-spoke wheels with new lug bolts and wheel locks

Installed new tires 195/65R15 tires (a little wider than the stock 165/85x15 original tires)

Nakimichi AM/FM/cassette stereo with a Nakimichi power amp

New Battery

Locking gas cap


It should be mentioned that the following have been done. in addition to what has been previously noted. in the last 2. 00 miles:

Just had a complete tune-up which included new spark plugs. spark plug wires. distributor cap. rotor. condenser. fuel filter. new fuel lines. vacuum tubes. adjusted the valves. new valve cover gaskets. air filter. oil and filter change. new wiper blades and adjusted the timing.

Completely resealed the engine including all the push rod tubes

Complete front end alignment

New throttle / accelerator cable

New headlights and bulbs

New Clutch. throw-out bearing and resurfaced flywheel

New Windshield

New Horn

New EGR valve

Short Shift kit installed

Installed front Adjust-a-Struts (lowered front end 2")

New front wheel bearings

Stainless steel brake lines

Complete flush of the brake system


More information:

Clear Title

Four sets of keys

Original Owner's Manual and Documentation

Original Jack and Tool Kit

Original Spare Tire

All Receipts and Records including comprehensive Log Book

I have kept all the original parts removed from the car. except for the shocks. They were pretty shot. Obviously. all of the original parts with go with the car. if one was so inclined to restore it to complete original factory condition. The original factory wheels still have a set of Michelin XZX tires mounted.

The last picture shows all the original extra parts that will go with the car.
If you are a true original Beetle collector. you will appreciate the value of these parts.
Here's a list of what is also included:

Both front seats - a little dusty but both are in excellent condition.
The backing foam or jute is broken down in the driver's seat.
That can all be replaced. The original upholstery is still good

All the original rubber floor mats

A set of period correct coco mats

A complete black vinyl Bra the covers and protects the complete front fenders and trunk lid from stone chip and bugs on a long trip

The original front drum brakes - still in good condition

The four original steel wheels - that have some original Michelin XZX 165/15 tires

Complete set of original lug bolts and an extra set of four new chrome lug bolts (due to the four chrome locking lug bolts for the new wheels)

An extra fuel filter

An extra oil filter gasket

Not Shown:

a box full of a couple of hundred dollars worth of various brand new. still in the package body parts - like new window weatherstripping. etc. Not that much was needed. but my original dream was to restore this car to perfect showroom condition.


This car is a classic. almost "barn-find" vehicle - except it has been in my garage and was never left behind or forgotten about or neglected.   It's been started and driven regularly to keep everything fresh.

Bid with Confidence!

As this is a used vehicle. no warranties written. expressed or implied.


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