My beetle has been standing for 6 months unused. It used to start fine six months back but now will not turn over.
Remember to solve one problem at a time.
If when you turn the ignition key all you get is a "click" (but no engine turnover)...then there is not need to worry about the points at this time. The points have nothing to do with the engine not turning over, when you turn the ignition key.
Your problem most likely lies with the starter.
Since you said that you tried jump starting it...that would also more then likely rule out the battery as the problem.
Double check to be sure you are getting power to the starter (might need a 2nd person).
- you ARE getting power to the starter, but the starter doesn't activate when you turn the ignition key...then something is wrong with the starter
- you are NOT getting power to the starter, then you may have an electrical issue (bad ground, disconnected wire, broken wire, bad or missing fuse).
1979 Super Beetle Convertible