1978 Volkswagen Beetle

2dr Convertible

4-cyl. 1585cc/48hp EFI

#1 Concours condition#1 Concours
#2 Excellent condition#2 Excellent
#3 Good condition#3 Good


#4 Fair condition#4 Fair
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Model description

The Super Beetle Cabriolet was the last version of the Beetle to be sold in the U.S. and did very well in the last two years of its production. Sales for 1978 rose from 7155 units the year before to 9932 and there was a second Champagne Edition in blue or red metallic paint with a white interior, which attracted 1100 buyers. It featured an AM/FM radio, styled steel wheels, a rosewood dash and padded steering wheel. The Cabriolet’s price had risen to $5695.

The Cabriolet was available in eight exterior colors. They were Marino Yellow (13K); Mars Red (31B); Black (41); Barrier Blue (52K); Alpine White (90E); Alpine White (90B); Ancona Blue Metallic (97B) and Peach Metallic (E3Y). Cabriolet interiors were leatherette in Black, Opal White or Parchment Grey. Convertible tops were vinyl and could be Black, White, Tan, Buckskin, Brown, Maroon or Dark Blue. Headliners were generally white vinyl with perforations. Carpets could be Black or Brown. Rubber mats were usually Grey.


Additional Info
Shipping Weight: 2059 lbs
Vehicle Length: 164.8 in
Wheelbase - Inches: 94.5 in
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