1977 Volkswagen Beetle

While I was wandering through Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany last month, perhaps one of the most significant cars I came across in the ZeitHaus was the golden Beetle that sat amongst the other exhibits. This was the millionth example produced. It’s rather remarkable that just ten short years after the end of World War II, Volkswagen would produce this many examples of the “people’s car.” In the late 1970s, production would wind down in Germany, with the last Beetle rolling off the line at the Emden plant in 1978. Production would continue on until 2003 in Puebla, Mexico, ending a magnificent chapter in automotive history. This 1977 Beetle for sale in Georgia represents the last year of US sales for the Beetle sedan. With under 10,000 miles on the odometer, this is one for the serious VW collector.

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Year: 1977
Model: Beetle
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 7,336 mi
Price: $19,750 Buy It Now

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This is an immaculate, all original, 1977 Volkswagen Beetle, with only 7,336 miles on the odometer. The paint is in pristine condition and there are no scratches or dings anywhere on the vehicle. The interior is absolutely flawless, with the seats showing zero wear. Very sound mechanically, this Beetle is a time warp and will be a great addition to anyone’s classic car collection.

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With front-drive economy cars coming on the scene in the early 1970s, the handwriting was on the wall for the venerable Beetle. It’s rather amazing it lasted as long as it did, up to 1979 in Convertible form for US customers. Towards the end it was an outclassed machine but one that offered much nostalgia for the consumer. At almost $20,000, this is heady territory for a late model Beetle. Earlier oval window examples or those which may have been modified tastefully might fetch such sums, but then again, this isn’t any ordinary late model Bug. With the supply of original condition Beetles dwindling, this one might set a new record.

-Paul

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One Comment

  1. Nostalgia. I learned to drive stick on our ’72 Beetle.
    Ours was baby blue, but otherwise, here it is…we even had the ladybug floor mats!
    Seller will not get that price…not yet.

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