1977 Volkswagen Beetle Champagne Edition Convertible 1600 CC 4 Speed Manual Clas

1977 Volkswagen Beetle-New Champagne Edition

Condition: Used
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Beetle-New
SubModel: Champagne Edition
Type: Convertible
Trim: Champagne Edition
Year: 1977
Mileage: 3,279
VIN: 1572076991
Color: White
Engine: 1600 CC
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
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Description for Volkswagen Beetle-New 1977

What else can be said about the always-cute, always-reliable VW Beetle? Finding a clean convertible today is not all that easy, and while they're affordable at the moment, given the way VW Bus prices have skyrocketed, it's probably only a matter of time before this 1977 Volkswagen Beetle convertible joins them on the A-list. Although they were technically still in showrooms well into 1980, the writing was on the wall and by 1977, the mainstream Beetle had... already been supplanted by the much more modern Rabbit. Fortunately, VW knew their car had transcended mere transportation at that point, and as a result continued to offer offers the same great looks and fun attitude that had always characterized the charming little car from Wolfsburg. The white finish here was part of the first-year Champagne Edition, and having been refinished just a few years ago, it still looks good overall. It shows some very minor signs of use and a few touch-ups, but no damage or signs of neglect, and for a Volkswagen fan, the important stuff like the A-pillars and floor pans remain in very good condition. Chrome bumpers, oversized parking and tail lamps, and a curved windshield distinguish the Super Beetle, but it'll never be mistaken for anything else. Inside, there's a nicely finished white interior. Surprisingly upscale, it was replaced when the car was restored from a bare shell, and it still looks great despite the light-colored upholstery. The seats are supportive buckets flanked by matching door panels and handsome tan carpets that are ideal in an open car. The single round speedometer with its integral fuel gauge is highly visible and fully functional, reinforcing the Beetle's quirky nature, and it's surrounded by what might be the least-convincing fake wood we've ever seen, but that's how they were built. The original AM/FM radio has been upgraded at some point with an AM/FM/USB/MP3 head unit and VW's high-quality workmanship is most apparent in the fully insulated and lined convertible top. The front trunk area is fully upholstered and there's no sign of trouble or damage in any of the important spots. At 1600cc, the VW flat-four isn't going to win any drag races, but its peppy demeanor and legendary reliability have their own appeal which Volkswagen enthusiasts understand only too well. It's neatly maintained, and offers a proper Solex carburetor and a massive alternator for reliability. There are signs of regular maintenance since the build, and if you cover the basics, these cars will practically run forever. It starts quickly with that characteristic VW whistling exhaust sound, and once you master the notoriously vague shifter, you'll discover that it's a joy to drive. The suspension is supple, the body is solid, and the critical battery and heater boxes underneath remain in good condition. There's a correct replacement muffler with twin outlets and all the important hoses and ducts are still in place. Color-matched steel wheels wear brightly polished trim rings as well as correctly-sized 165R15 whitewall radials that give it a confident stance. Still inexpensive and still a lot of fun, the VW Beetle is an iconic car that anyone can afford. Better yet, its simple mechanicals, plentiful parts supply, and vast knowledge base mean that you can enjoy it practically forever. Call today!