For sale: 1978 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic BEETLE CONVERTIBLE WITH 11K ORIGINAL MILES!

Technical specifications

Item location:
Santa Monica, California, United States
Beetle - Classic
Engine size:
4 cylinder
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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this one original California owner all stock and original 1978 classic and 'Limited Special Edition' Triple White Volkswagen Super Beetle F. I. Convertible with only 11K documented original miles! The car will be sold with all its original owners documentation including his original owners manual. dealers warranty and maintenance booklet showing the car was sold on 12/22/1977 at Volkswagen of Culver City. CA. original window sticker showing the car to be a Special Edition Convertible. The car has its original 1. 6L 4 cylinder air cooled engine with electronic fuel injection with only 11. 64 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 with as example a 1979 VW Beetle Convertible. with less than 1. 00 original miles. selling at the 'Barrett Jackson' classic car auction last weekend. in Las Vegas. NV for over $58K! 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 White' color combination with original 'White' paint with a matching 'White' interior and a matching 'White' convertible top and tonneau cover. The car has always been garaged and covered with absolutely no history of any accidents or rust!The car had a recent full service on 5/29/2014 at 11. 36 miles with a brake fluid flush. new battery. new fuel injection hose. remove engine assembly and replace flywheel seal and O-ring seal and replace clutch disc. remove transmission & replace nose cone gasket and repair coil and wire connection. new fuel filter and remove fuel tank and install new fuel lines & fuel sender unit at a cost of $2. 90. 46. 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 White' color combination - a beautifully looked after and maintained and always garaged and covered southern California example with only 11K original miles and only one southern California owner since new with all its original service records and documentation in rare turn-key ready daily appreciating. daily driving and daily head-turning condition of an all time legendary classic car! For further information contact West Coast Classics through Ebay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours. WEST COAST CLASSICS. LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics. LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing. smog. documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country. the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading. otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is. where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer. cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1. 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time. the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again. please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles. especially classic and older vehicles. are by definition unique and complex and their condition. for better or worse. must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. Good luck and thanks for your interest!

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