1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Karmann Edition – Gateway Classic Cars of Nashville #281
For sale in our Nashville Showroom is a lovely 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Karman Edition. Originally conceptualized in 1933, the Volkswagen Beetle was first designed in 1934 and then built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1938. Originally designed as utilitarian transportation, this drop-top beauty is a re-invented version of the longest-running and most produced single platform ever made. A blast to drive with the 1600 CC 4-cylinder engine, take it to the mountains for mid-summer relief or take to to the beach to clear the winter doldrums. Nothing sounds quite like the burble and putter of an air-cooled Volkswagen engine. Regardless of which way your compass is moving, shifting through the gears of this 1979 Beetle for sale is a ticket to fun and relaxation. With a 4-speed manual transaxle, this little Beetle is begging for you to grip it and go! Looking extremely sharp with a crisp white exterior and matching white convertible top, this bug for sale fits the bill for budget-friendly fun. Complemented by chrome bumpers and fender-mounted turn signals this VW is certainly an eye-catcher and attention keeper. The interior of this Volkswagen, while simple, is crisp and cool, dressed in matching white bucket seats and sporting new carpet with the original bug floor mats. Nostalgic and clean, the interior is a real blast from the past! While motoring to your classic car show or going for groceries, riding on custom wheels and radial tires round out the relaxed vibe for this 1979 classic Beetle. Don’t miss this opportunity to own the last year of convertible production for the original Volkswagen Beetle. Options include Alpine AM/FM CD Player, manual convertible top, seat belts, and vinyl interior. Whether you’re looking for a fun drop-top cruiser, a VW to add to your collection, or simply a fun piece of automotive history, this 1979 Volkswagen Beetle convertible for sale is for you! For more information please call the Nashville showroom at 615-213-1800 or e-mail us at Nashville@GatewayClassicCars.com.
If you’re looking for the Karman Edition of the 1979 Volkswagen Beetle, then read on. Karman is a Dutch brand that has been making accessories for a very long time and has a great reputation in the industry.
The Bug, as it’s known in the States, was first sold in North America. Introduced by Volkswagen in 1972, it was a radical redesign of the classic Beetle with a larger, rounder body. It had a more powerful engine than its predecessor, though at the time, only available as a two-cylinder.
The Bug was an instant hit, and the company used this to launch a new line of vehicles. Volkswagen wanted to break into the American market with a strong foothold, so they quickly made the sporty Touring model available. The Karman Edition followed shortly thereafter, again marketed under the VW banner.
There were some changes to the Bug in 1979. Most notably, it gained airbags and could carry luggage. It also was offered with a four-speed automatic transmission.
As the availability of manual transmissions dwindled, the Bug was given an automatic transmission, making it more appealing to drivers who preferred drive. Many older, more conservative car owners may not have been able to get past the bug’s transmission problem, but a lot of buyers wanted an automatic transmission for other reasons. For example, they liked the smooth, fluid-free performance of an automatic over an engine that took a longer time to come to life. Plus, their driving style may have preferred the manual transmission over the automatic.
When people got around to buying a bug, there were lots of choices to make. It was easy to get bogged down with the choice, though. There were different types of transmissions, different engines, different seats, different colors, different wheels, and so on. This article focuses on the Karman Edition, the unique and limited-edition collection of bug-cars.
The 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Karman Edition was created to honor the original Bug. The emblem on the side of the vehicle, the body-color paint job, and the chrome bumpers all combine to form a faithful recreation of the original car. People who wanted to bring out the true nature of their bug but didn’t want to buy an entirely new car took an existing model and brought out the best of it.
It’s true that it has many of the same features and styling as other different cars. However, the real beauty of the Karman Collection cars lies in the fact that they are all one-of-a-kind. This means the individual details of each car are quite unique, such as the unique bumpers, chrome plating, and seats.
The Bug was popular because it provided the style, elegance, and practicality that people now associate with a German car. The Karman Edition, on the other hand, was created with the classic bug in mind. The original Bug would have fit perfectly in the Karman collection.
If you go online and visit one of the Karman-themed websites, you’ll see the similarities between the Bug and the Karman. Both of these cars had a unique, semi-rare to build, they had distinctive and even exclusive styling, and they were definitely different from any other car on the road. Also, both of these models offered a uniquely functional layout. As a result, both cars served their owners well.
These are all things that you can appreciate about a limited-edition car. While they’re not for everyone, the Karman models are certainly for those who want to pay homage to the true essence of the original bug. While we won’t expect anyone to feel like they’re driving a Bug when they pick up a Karman, this is a great way to give someone else the chance to experience the feeling.