- Engine Size
- 1600 cc
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
1976 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible
The need for a people's car (Volkswagen in German), its concept and its functional objectives, was formulated by the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap, simple car to be
mass-produced for his country's new road network. Lead engineer Ferdinand Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalize the design. The result was the first Volkswagen, and one of the first
rear-engined cars since the Brass Era. With 21,529,464 produced, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single platform ever made.
This near perfect 1976 Super Beetle Convertible has garnered many awards and trophies at numerous auto shows. Completely restored right down to the rubber weatherstripping, it is hard to find any fault with this iconic car.
Amarillo Janitzio (which means yellow and where it rains...interestingly for a convertible!) and a white insulated convertible top, both in top notch condition make up the exterior surfaces. Bug running boards connect the fenders, which show 1976 turn signals attached to the front fenders and elephant print brake/backup/turn signal cluster lights attached to the back. All badging, window surrounds and lighting bezels are in mint condition. An aftermarket pair of high intensity mini fog lights are attached to the bottom of the front bumper. A glass window insert is seen in the convertible top, which has all perfect folding mechanisms, and a covering boot. A car cover is also seen in the front “trunk.”
Perfect white bucket seats, and a rear bench seat, sit on an uber contrasting jet black loop carpeting which covers the floor, back of the drop down rear bench seat, and a small storage area behind the rear seat. A screaming yellow VW logo can be seen emblazoned on the front floor carpet mats. A Jet Black vinyl pebbled finish dash holds 3 very simple analog gauges and a radio. A Wolfsburg castle logo adorns the steering wheel, and a straight simple knob shifter on the floor complete the package.
A 1600CC 48HP horizontally opposed, air cooled, carbureted engine couples with a 4-speed manual transmission. The rear mounted power plant sports dual exhaust with chrome exhaust tips. Front suspension is MacPherson strut, and rear is Independent. An underside look at the photos reveals a car that is as clean as the top!
This VW showpiece of history in a stunning combination of light color on light color does not come any better. A total rebuild/restore…this bundle of fun is eye candy, and a wonderful driver. Come to Classic Auto Mall, give it a drive, and you'll get s smile on your face with just the sound that comes out of the back of the car.