If there’s one car that needs no introduction whatsoever wherever it is in the world, it is the Volkswagen Beetle. From 1938 to 2003 a staggering 21.5 million cars were built. The Beetle, commonly referred to as the Lovebug, was the creation of a car that would appeal to everyone. Called the “people’s car”, the idea was for it to be an affordable car that any person can buy without breaking the bank, a mission in which it succeeded. Our subject Beetle is a special version of the 21.5 million manufactured and sold. A Volkswagen Super Beetle Epilogue Edition, it’s one of only 900 built and with just 81,000 miles on the clock. The Epilogue Edition was built to commemorate the last year Volkswagen Beetles were sold in the USA and Canada, and also the last year for convertible production worldwide. This car maintains its classic value as it is reported to be a numbers matching specimen.
Compared to the “Triple White” that the Champagne Edition had, the Epilogue Edition is dressed in “Triple Black”. Our subject car has since been repainted in 2008 and has been with the same family for 40 years since the owner’s father purchased it in 1981 as a brand new convertible top beetle. This classic VW has been with the current owner since 1998. The seats have been reupholstered in black. The interior features an original padded steering wheel, and rosewood grain instrument panel trim with a quartz analog clock.
The Beetles at that time were given the 1.2L engine but the Epilogue was equipped with a more powerful 1.6L petrol engine mated to a standard four-speed manual transmission. The engine remains an air-cooled four-cylinder and is reported to be numbers matching.
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