1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CONVERTIBLE EPILOGUE EDITION, ALL ORIGINAL 911 ORIG MILES
Last year of production for the German-built Beetle
1 of 900 produced
Unrestored with 911 actual miles
Books and records
Original tool kit
Previously owned and ordered new by a Chevrolet Dealer in North Dakota
Having covered only 911 miles since new, this 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Epilogue Edition is presented in unrestored condition. The final year for the German-made Beetle, 1979 saw only 900 Epilogues produced. This one is equipped with the fuel-injected 1585cc engine, 4-speed manual transmission and VDO clock, and it will be sold with books, records and the original tool kit. A radio-delete car, it seems only fitting that a final-edition car, particularly one representing such a well-loved automobile, be in reflective silence without a radio. After all, for many, it wasn't a party. Previously part of a private collection, the Epilogue Editions are very important to the company history, marking the segue between original concepts and new ideas. By the time the last German-made Beetle exited the assembly line in January 1980, 21,529,464 had been built, marking it as the longest-running production car ever using the same platform. It provided transportation for countless people around the world, and it was popular and inexpensive to purchase and maintain, largely a part of the Beetle appeal. Times were changing rapidly by the mid-1970s though; demands on auto makers were fierce—emissions and safety standards led the charge and Volkswagen realized the end was near for Beetle. With competition from all sides eroding sales, it simply wasn't feasible to continue production; it was time to introduce a modern vehicle for modern times. The last Beetles were convertibles, and all Epilogue Edition examples were produced in 1979. Each wore a triple-black motif with thin-line whitewall tires, again, rather fitting to mark the occasion.