1978 Volkswagen Beetle

"Topless Bug"

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Offered at:

$12,900

Year
1978
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Beetle
Stock
B1564 S
Vin
1582039133
Odometer Reading
36,446
Engine Size
H4
Transmission Type
Manual
Body Color
Copper
Interior Color
White
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

After nearly three decades in the United States, and even longer in Europe, the "people's car”, the Volkswagen Beetle, reached the end of its remarkable history in 1979. The creator of the entire compact car movement, and an icon of culture – both mainstream and counter – the Volkswagen's evolution mirrored the massive changes in the American auto industry as it went from basic transportation in its original 1100 cc split rear window 24 horsepower 1946 form through various upgraded trim levels and higher output engines peaking at 65hp in the late 1960s. 1971 even brought a name change as VW's product line expanded and the Beetle nickname became the model's formal title.

The 1978 Volkswagen Beetle offered here was sold new in May of 1978 at Tom Sullivan VW in Southfield Michigan. The Beetle changed hands at some point and has belonged to the current owner for over 20 years where it was used only in good weather and for sunny summer day cruises. It is dressed in copper paint that shows well over a white vinyl interior that represents well. The chrome remains in great shape and shimmers in the sun. The car comes with the owner's manual and maintenance book, and car cover. This Beetle just received a new fuel pump and runs and drives well.

A Beetle convertible is one of few cars that will always bring a smile to onlookers' faces. VW invested millions to re-create the Beetle mystique in the New Beetle, but there's no substitute for the original, particularly when it is as original as this 1978 Beetle convertible.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Beetle
Hobby Segment
Classic
Odometer Reading
36,446
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Copper
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
White
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
H4
Transmission Type
Manual

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