1979-80 Triple White Convertible

Country and/or Category: [ Milestone Vehicle ], Canada, Osnabrück, USA | VIN range: 159 200 0000 - 159 204 4140 | S-code(s): not known |
Extras/Options M-code(s): M 027 - compliance with US (West Coast) exhaust emission, D01 - not identified, or no options

The Triple White Convertible was available for the regular sales price in model year 1979 ($6800) and 1980 ($7140). The last ever built VW Beetle Convertible in January 1980 was a Triple White. It was painted Alpine White either L90B or L90E. Through the last model years, the white colour was only sold in combination (P1V3LW) with the Convertible top in Light Sand and interior colour Ermine. Seat covers were fabricated in smooth Leatherette similar to the Champagne Edition 2 instead of Basket Weave. As all US Convertibles from 1979 on the Triple White featured 165 SR 15 whitewall tires, cigarette lighter, Quartz crystal clock, dual outside mirrors, heated rear window, leatherette steering wheel and woodgrain dash applique as standard.

The Triple White was probably launched as an unlimited Last Edition thanks to the success of two earlier white on white special editions. There is a discussion that the Triple White, Triple Black/Epilog and Wolfsburg editions were special paint order only, rather than special editions in their own right.

See also Bicentennial Convertible, Champagne Edition, and New Beetle Triple White.

Information courtesy The Kafer Cabriolet Register and Arto Tolonen. Triple White at Lewisville Volkswagen pictures courtesy Mark Miles.

This page last modified: 2020-10-17