Lot 39

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

SOLD $66,000


$35,000 - $55,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

A Well-Preserved 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Last US-Specification Production Year for the Iconic Volkswagen Type 1
Two-Owner Example
Approximately 700 Miles from New
A Wonderful Example of Ferdinand Porsche’s Masterpiece

Technical Specs

1,585 CC Horizontally Opposed 4-Cylinder Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
48 HP at 4,200 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
Front Disc and Rear-Drum Hydraulic Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with MacPherson Struts
Independent Rear Suspension with Trailing Arms and Torsion Bars
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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.