1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Sedan / 1592036957 Vehicle Information

1979 Volkswagen Beetle photograph

1979 Volkswagen Beetle photograph

1979 Volkswagen Beetle1979 Volkswagen Beetle
Convertible Sedan
Chassis #: 1592036957
Sold for $44,000 at 2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas.
Sold for $42,560 at 2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island.
Volkswagen offered a number of special editions of the Beetle in 1979 in recognition of the final model year of the Karmann-built Beetle Convertible. The Super Beetle was introduced for 1971 and the convertible followed in 1975.

This particular 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible is powered by a 1,585cc air-cooled flat 4-cylinder engine fitted with Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection. The 48 horsepower produced at 5,500 RPM is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. There are four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes and an independent suspension with coil springs in the front and a semi-trailing arm setup in the rear.

This Super Beetle Convertible is finished in 'Triple White' (Code L90E Alpine White) with 242 miles on the odometer. It is in the original condition with original date-coded wheels and tires. It has its original spare tire, jack, tool kit, manual, original key set, and Bosch fog lights.

This Beetle was delivered new in November of 1979 by Woolverton Volkswagen of Ontario, California.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2020


2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $60,000-USD $75,000 
Sale Price :
USD $42,560

2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas

Sale Price :
USD $44,000

1979 Volkswagen Beetle Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1979 sales)
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 July 2020
 
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1592038503
Sold for USD$40,150
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Online Only May
 
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
 
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Chassis#: 1592028987
Sold for USD$12,100
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Sold for USD$23,650
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Epilogue Edition
Sold for USD$27,500
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 1592027383
Sold for USD$42,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Sold for USD$12,650
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Sold for USD$15,400
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1979 Volkswagen Beetle's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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  
1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2016 Mecum : Chicago$14,000  

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