Lot 89

2020   |   Amelia Island 2020

1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible

Coachwork by Karmann

SOLD $42,560


$60,000 - $75,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Just 242 Miles Recorded when Catalogued
Final Model Year of the Famed Beetle Convertible
Desirable “Triple White” Edition
An Especially Well-Kept, Unrestored, Two-Owner, California-Delivered Example
Truly the End of an Era

Technical Specs

1,585 CC Air-Cooled Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch L-Jetronic Fuel Injection
48 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Independent Suspension with Semi-Trailing Arms and Torsion Bars
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1979 was the final model year of the Karmann-built Beetle Convertible, and a number of special editions marked the top of the line as well as the swan song of one of the longest model runs of any car. The Super Beetle was launched for 1971 – with convertibles following in 1975 – and has become highly desirable as the last Volkswagen built with the inspired rear-wheel drive, air-cooled design.

This “Triple White” Super Beetle Convertible is presented in as close to new, unmodified condition as one may hope to find. Showing a grand total of 242 miles on its odometer when catalogued, this Convertible displays numerous original factory decals and markings. Currently museum kept, and having been in a nearly constant state of storage since it was built, the Super Beetle displays beautifully preserved finishes and details in the engine compartment and interior. The consignor states that the Beetle is completely original, even retaining its original date-coded wheels and tires. It was delivered new in November of 1979 by Woolverton Volkswagen of Ontario, California, and is offered with its original blue license plates, dealer license frame and insert, Bosch fog lights, original spare tire, jack, tool kit, manual, original key set, temporary registration card, and delivery paperwork. Among the last of its kind, this (Code L90E) Alpine White Beetle Convertible is sure to be a bright spot in any collection showcasing pristine world-renowned automobiles.