1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Karmann Edition Convertible

1979 Volkswagen Beetle - Classic

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle - Classic
Trim: Chrome
Year: 1979
Mileage: 100,000
VIN: 1592010903
Color: Pearl White
Engine: None
Drive type: DC direct drive
Interior color: Black/White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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Description for Volkswagen Beetle - Classic 1979

This is a one of a kind 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible - Karmann Edition. Sunny Arizona vehicle. This vehicle has been converted to a 100% all electric car. The vehicle is equipped with 10 deep cycle marine batteries. Four batteries are located under the front hood. two batteries under the back seat. and four in the rear trunk. The batteries are Deka Dominator GEL batteries model 8G31 - 98 amp hour rating. The batteries are about 15 months old. The car has a General Electric DC motor model 5BT1346B50 which has 20. 9HP. 120V. The DC motor is directly connected to the transmission. Under the front hood is the onboard charging system which is a Zivan model NG3. Vehicle charging port is located where the gas cap once was. No special outlet is needed for charging. The car charges using a regular 110-120v outlet. Charging time varies based on how discharged the batteries are. At full discharge the car will charge in about eight hours. The range can vary greatly. As little as 20 miles per charge and as much as 40 miles per charge. Range depends on starting/stopping. hills. charge in the batteries. age of the batteries. speed. traffic. etc. This car was not built for range/distance it was a convenient around town car. The chrome on this car near perfect. Has AM/FM - CD player. The vehicle is originally from Tucson. AZ. Things that have already been done to this car:Electric conversion is complete and fully functionalNew paint job is about three years old - pearl whiteNew upholstery for the seatsCarpeting is newNew rubber around the windshield. windows and fenders. plus many other placesBrand new convertible top made of stay fast canvasNew rear floor panels were welded into place. Old top leaked and caused rustDoor panels are newWindow cranks are newSun visors are newSeat belts are newTires are goodThings that could still be done to the car or the buyer should be aware of:Touch up paint needed in several areas including around the wires under the front hoodScratch near front headlightMissing chrome trim on the exterior runnersDrivers window crank rubs on door panelFront dash is crackedSeats wobble a bit and need the plastic spacers that go in the trackNeed paint or carpet at the base of the back to seat to cover the old paintFabric to cover the rear interior of the convertible top (see photo)Door locks need workWindows are a bit sticky with the new rubberDoor handle needs to be tightenedPassenger side mirror is brokenSpecific mileage is not known