1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE SPECIAL ‘TRIPLE WHITE’ EDITION
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible
Special ‘Triple White’ Edition
Chassis Number: 1592037074
10,000 Original Miles!
The Super Beetle dated back to 1971, and was distinguished by its coil spring and MacPherson strut front suspension, which allowed a flat spare tire placement and more luggage space under a taller front trunklid. In 1973, the Super Beetle received a taller, curved windshield backed by a modern-style padded dashboard, side impact protection door bars and larger taillamps. Electronically controlled Bosch Air Flow Control fuel injection raised the 1,585cc engine's horsepower to 48 in 1975, and standard full carpeting, a rear window defogger, dash woodgrain appliqué and two-coat metallic paint would give the soft-top a mini luxury-car feel. A series of paint and trim special editions were unveiled in the late 1970s--'Triple White,' 'Champagne Edition' and 'Epilog'--and the last Karmann-built soft-top bug rolled off the line on January 10, 1980, then headed straight into Volkswagen's AutoMuseum in Wolfsburg.