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1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
- 1585cc 4 Cylinder
- 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- 58k Miles Shown
- White Exterior With White Convertible Top
- White and Black Interior
- Empi Wheels
The easily recognizable lines and curves of the Beetle always made it stand out among other vehicles on the road. In 1978, the Beetle shared VW showrooms with Dashers, Sciroccos, Rabbits, and Type 2 Vans. It didn't quite fit the mold of the rest of the lineup, though Volkswagen was proud of the Beetle, and continued to make design changes. Options which lined up better with what buyers could get in other cars at the time were worked in. More options or not, the Beetle is still a charming car that puts a smile on the faces of drivers, passengers, and other folks on the road. The car you see here is a 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible finished in white over a white interior, and capped with a white convertible top.
This Beetle convertible is finished in the same specs as the Champagne II Special Edition with its triple white color scheme and burled elm faux-wood dashboard trim. We cannot prove it, but it sure looks like a Champagne II Edition. The car left the factory finished in Alpine White, but it looks to have been repainted at some point since it rolled out of the Osnabrück Factory. The paint shows well with nice gloss and depth, although the "running boards" on both sides look a little tired. Chrome bumpers front and rear are in great condition including the rubber trim and bumper caps. Empi wheels add some design interest, and chrome "pea-shooter" tailpipes round out the exterior look.
The interior is a familiar place for those who have examined a Beetle before. With some more elbow grease, the front seats could be cleaned up a little further, though they are in good physical condition as they have no rips or tears. An aftermarket JVC stereo is mounted at the center of the dash, surrounded by burled elm faux-wood trim, which again was something that came on the Champagne and Champagne II Beetles. The single gauge on the dash houses the speedometer, fuel gauge, and a 5-digit odometer which currently shows 58,665 miles. At the rear of the car is a 1585cc flat-4 engine, which is fuel injected. A 4-speed manual transmission handles gear selection. This triple-white Beetle convertible is a great car for top down, sunny day cruising. Please call if you are interested in the vehicle or send us an email if you have specific questions.