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1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Sedan / 1592032334 Vehicle Information

1979 Volkswagen Beetle photograph

1979 Volkswagen Beetle
Sold for $50,600 at 2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
Volkswagen produced several marketing efforts for their much-loved automotive icon, including 'Triple Black', 'Triple White' and 'Champagne.' The Super Beetle, which had superseded the classic 'Bug' in 1971, had modern McPherson strut/coil spring front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, larger trunk, and improved passenger amenities. The Super Beetle remained in production for a short time, ending in 1975 after even-more-stringent U.S. emissions regulations were introduced. Although the sedan models had been discontinued, the last Super Beetle Convertible would leave the Karmann factory in Osnabruck on January 10, 1980. A few were sold in America as 1980 models, but they were actually 1979s in all regards.

Karmann produced the convertible models for Volkswagen. They designed the folding top framework which featured heavily-padded top with glass rear window. It is believed that almost 11,000 Super Beetle convertibles were sold in 1979, with an additional 4,500 sold in early 1980. As few as 1000 and as many as 2000 were 'Triple White' convertibles.

The original owner of this example is also the current owner. The interior features full carpeting and a wood-grained applique on the dashboard. The odometer has been driven more than 60,000 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014



2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
USD $50,600

1979 Volkswagen Beetle Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1979 sales)
1979 Volkswagen Beetle
Sold for USD$13,200
  2021 Mecum : Houston 2021
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle
Sold for USD$14,850
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible
Sold for USD$16,500
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1979 Volkswagen Beetle
Sold for USD$17,250
  2020 GAA : November 2020
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle
Sold for USD$17,050
  2020 Mecum : Indy Fall Special
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible
Chassis#: 1592007430
Sold for USD$24,640
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible
Chassis#: 1592038236
Sold for USD$20,350
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle
Sold for USD$13,200
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Sold for USD$23,100
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1592038503
Sold for USD$40,150
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Online Only May
 
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1592038503
Sold for USD$40,150
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Online July 2020
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible
Chassis#: 1592036957
Sold for USD$42,560
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1979 Volkswagen Beetle image  1979 Volkswagen Beetle image  
1979 VOLKSWAGEN BUG CVTBLE
Sold for USD$8,215
  2020 McCormick's Auction # 68
 
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1592042905
Sold for USD$52,800
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1592017481
Sold for USD$21,450
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1979 Volkswagen Beetle
Sold for USD$8,100
  2019 Fall Carlisle Auction
 
1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1592036957
Sold for USD$44,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
1979 Volkswagen Beetle image  1979 Volkswagen Beetle image  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle
Sold for USD$11,000
  2019 GAA : July 2019
 
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1592007977
Sold for USD$18,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible
Sold for USD$7,700
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1979 Volkswagen Beetle's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2021 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle 2020 Mecum : Indy$15,000  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Epilogue Edition 2020 Mecum : Glendale$35,000  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Epilogue Edition 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$47,000  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$47,000  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Epilogue Edition 2019 Mecum : Louisville$40,000  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible15920367592019 Mecum : Monterey$55,000  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Epilogue Edition 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$19,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle15920378242019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale   
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$12,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 2018 GAA : November 2018$15,000  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible15920177772018 Mecum : Monterey$30,000$45,000$55,000
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$12,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$16,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$16,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$14,500  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$15,500  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CONVERTIBLE15920078662017 Premier Auction Group$14,000  
1979 VOLKSWAGEN BUG CVTBLE 2017 McCormick's Auction # 63$23,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017 Mecum : Harrisburg$14,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 2017 Mecum : Harrisburg$25,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale $20,000$24,000
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $65,000$75,000
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CVTBLE 2017 McCormick's # 62$9,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter   
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$24,000  
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$19,000  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$12,000  

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Coachbuilder: Hebmuller
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Chassis Num: 10176606

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1953 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1-0499753
Engine Num: 1-0584612
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1953 Sedan
Chassis Num: 10454494

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1955 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Karmann
Chassis Num: 1 0906 325
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1955 Sedan
Chassis Num: 10805973

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1956 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1075984
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1956 Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 1081572
Engine Num: 3204959

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1957 Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 1371341
Engine Num: 1648450
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1957 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1372973

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1957 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1421640
Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1957 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1445285

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1957 Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 14676143
Engine Num: 1763819
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1957 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1473718

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1957 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1495719
Engine Num: 1638808
Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1957 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1508035

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1958 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1933828
Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1959 Sedan
Engine Num: 2037796

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1959 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Karmann
Chassis Num: 5557478
Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1960 Sedan
Chassis Num: 2764371
Engine Num: 3285985

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle 1200
1964 Sedan
Chassis Num: 6213157
Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle 1200
1964 Sunroof Sedan
Chassis Num: 6297002
Engine Num: 8596656

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle 1300
1966 Sedan
Chassis Num: 116836288
Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle 1300
1966 Sedan
Chassis Num: 116854806

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1967 Sedan
Chassis Num: 117115270
Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1967 Sedan
Chassis Num: 117457540

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1977 Sedan
Chassis Num: 1172086650
Engine Num: AJ116970

Chassis information for the Volkswagen Beetle
1979 Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 1592032334
Engine Num: AJ 141332

1979 Volkswagen Beetle

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