West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this original owner's 1978 classic Volkswagen Super Beetle F.I. Convertible with only 2,722 original miles in the very desirable and rare 'Triple Black' color combination!
The car has its original 1.6L 4 cylinder air cooled engine with electronic fuel injection with only 2,722 actual miles, 4 speed synchronized manual transmission, electrically heated rear window, four wheel independent suspension, bucket seats, leatherette upholstery, reclining bucket seats, dual outside mirrors, leatherette covered sports steering wheel, sport wheels, whitewall tires, padded convertible top, heater & defroster, woodgrain dash applique, sun visors, headrests, rack and pinion steering and has a manufacturer's estimated mileage of only 22MPG city.
All early Beetle type 1 cabriolet ragtops are eminently collectible to VW enthusiasts, with the last two model year examples of 1978 or 1979, the very last versions being offered, being obviously the most desirable. Karmann of Osnabruck carried out the assembly work including installation of the typically Teutonic folding top. When buttoned up, the convertible was as tight and quiet as the sedan thanks to it's thick 'sandwich' top construction and glass (not plastic) rear window. When folded down, the top created an enormous 'bustle', giving the car a look like that of no other! By 1979, the last year Beetle convertibles had become quite expensive in the U.S. owing to inflation and the relative value of the dollar versus the deutsche mark. Therefore these will no doubt continue to command the highest collector prices as time goes on as 'the last of the line' models. Ultimately, the VW ragtop is an automobile with permanent and timeless appeal; a piece of motor history that you can drive everyday! Indicative of the red hot classic Volkswagen market, following the recent years very high price appreciations of the 21/23 window buses, these rare low mileage classic Beetle ragtops are now also commanding increasingly high prices.
This car must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - the engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no noticeable oil leaks and which sounds absolutely magnificent, the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears, including reverse, the car brakes and steers great and the engine temperature always remains cool. The car has a very striking and highly desirable 'Triple Black' color combination with original 'Black' paint with a matching 'Black' interior and a matching 'Black' convertible top and tonneau cover. The car has always been garaged and covered with absolutely no history of any accidents or rust!
This must be one of the finest example's available anywhere of this very increasingly collectible and highly desirable penultimate year of production 1978 VW Classic Beetle convertible in this highly desirable 'Triple Black' color combination - a beautifully looked after and maintained and always garaged and covered one owner example with only 2,722 original miles in rare turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition of an all time legendary classic car!