WHAT MAKES IT
1979 Superbeetle Convertible
VIN: 159 2041 891 on dash & under
rear seat last VIN# for 11/79
159 2000 001
Engine#: AJ 094116
Paint Code K6V: Riverblau Metallic Interior: Black
1975-79 - No major changes except in color changes
97,800 original miles when purchased from Robert "Bob" A. Bishop II
This was the 5828th convertible produced in the last year
There were 1643 convertibles produced after this one
January 10, 1980 Karmann finished producing the convertible Beetle.
The last 4,572 convertible Beetles were sold in the US.
Production: 19 569 units in 1979 and 544 units in
final Beetle convertible, the 330,281st, came off Karmann's Osnabrück
line on January 10th, 1979 (1980)
1600cc Engine (1584cc) - This was the final version of the Type 1,2 & 3 engine.
It was first introduced into the Type 3 from 1966, followed by the Type 2 in 1968 and the
Type 1 in 1969.
Letter codes are the best form of identification, because the 1500 and 1600 can differ in
only minor details.
From 1971 dual intake ports were introduced on the cylinder heads which all had single
intake ports up to this point.
These engines are the most common air cooled VW engine, manufactured in their millions.
1980 (1 Aug 79 to 31 Jul 80)
Chassis 11A,000,001 - 11A , 0020,000
On dashboard, visible from the bottom center of the
also stamped on the chassis pan under the rear seat near the battery
Cabrio 159,2036,063 - 159,2043,534 (to 31 Dec 79)
Engine D 1,432,180 - D 1,432,811 34bhp(DIN)1200
Engine A S 0,691,914 - AS 0,693,274 (to 31 Dec 80)50bhp(DIN)1600
Engine AJ 0,143,097 - AJ 0,149,567 (to 31 Dec 80)(L-Jet FI)
Is stamped on the alternator support flange.
Example, if a bug chassis number is 1673411 then that car was built in October
1957 and is a 1958 model.
January 1980 159 2 050 000
End of Cabriolet production
50,000 last unit built
- 41891 my production number
= 8109 built after mine
Metallic paint, full carpets, rear window defogger.
Improved seats and adjustment.
All trim chrome plated.
Two speed fresh-air fan on all models.
Auto stick-shift discontinued.
Speedo in mph and kmh in late 76.
The part number suffix for Supers is 113
Intermittent wiper control added.
"Epilogue" edition released.
Last year of convertible in the US.
VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION VOLKSWAGENWERK AG
ENGINE FAMILY 1 EVAP FAMILY K DISPLACEMENT 97 CID
EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM EEI EGR
VALVE LASH INTAKE 006 IN EXHAUST 006 IN ENGINE COLD
ENGINE OIL TEMPERATURE 50 70* C (122..158* F)
TRANSMISSION MANUAL AUTOMATIC IN NEUTRAL
IGNITION TIMING 5* ATDC VACUMM HOSES CONNECTED
AT RPM 875+ - 75
DWELL ANGLE 47* + - 3*
IDLE CO VOL % 10 + - 0.5
IDLE SPEED RPM 875 + - 7.5
CARBON CANISTER HOSE DISCONNECTED
CRANKCASE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM CONNECTED
SPECIFICATIONS PERTAIN TO ADJUSTMENTS MADE AT THE ALTITUDE
OF PRINCIPLE VEHICLE USE
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO US EPA
REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO 1979 MODEL YEAR NEW MOTOR VEHICLE
Gary Hadsted Grand Rapids, MI
2nd Owner Robert "Bob" A. Bishop II, Plano,
Purchased from Gary Hadsted in 1986. Had 40-50k miles on it & stored in Florida,
undriven 3 to 4 years.
Vehicle all original when I purchased except for CD/Radio, wheels & headliner.
In 1988 took to South Texas & garaged at Horseshoe Bay lake house.
Original mileage ?