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Conceived in the 1930s as a simple and economical automobile to mobilize the German population, the Volkswagen Type 1, or “Beetle” as it was to be known universally, was designed by a team led by a young Ferdinand Porsche. Funding for the effort came from the government, which oversaw the project from the highest levels. With over 21 million cars produced between 1938 and 2003, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-produced vehicle in history.
Recently the Beetle has become known as a great entry-level collector car, as the platform provides a unique vintage motoring experience. With a plethora of variations available from seven decades of production, Beetles can be sourced to fit the most particular of tastes.
High-quality examples, such as this superbly preserved 1979 Beetle Convertible, are becoming increasingly sought after. This charming Beetle, which is from the final year of production for the US market, was owned by a Pennsylvania Volkswagen dealership from new until being purchased by the consignor approximately 20 years ago. This Volkswagen has covered approximately 700 miles from new and is ready to offer an economical open-top motoring experience to all who covet this masterpiece of German design and engineering.